Papers of Ann Gemmell

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal papers of nurse Ann Gemmell including:

Letter from Scottish Board of Health accompanying Health Visitor’s Certificate, 8 Jan 1927.

Letter from Department of Health for Scotland, reporting non-receipt of the Health Visitor’s retention fee 1928-30 and addressed to Nurse Gemmell, Thornhill, Stirling, 27 Feb 1930.

Envelope for above letter, with address changed by hand to Cardenden, Fifeshire.

Postcard acknowledging receipt of Health Visitor’s retention fee 1928-30, addressed to Nurse Gemmell, Cardenden, Fife, 18 Mar 1930.

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, Rules for Nurses, c. 1924.

General Nursing Council for Scotland Registered General Nurse Certificate, 21 Dec 1923, in later envelope.

Envelope also contains a letter from the General Nursing Council for Scotland, acknowledging the receipt of her certificate and retention fee, but pointing out they have arrived too late for her name to appear in the printed register of nurses, 19 Dec 1934; three retention fee receipts, 1937-9.

Central Midwives Board for Scotland Notification of Intention of Practice Form, blank, plus stamped envelope addressed to County Medical Officer, Perth, 1926.

Reference from Deputy County Medical Officer, Fife, in regard to her work as a Health Visitor, Infant Protection Visitor and School Nurse, 12 Apr 1935.

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, Examination for the Roll of Queen’s Nurses, 20 Mar 1924.

Dundee Royal Infirmary examination paper, ‘Special Subjects’, 11 Apr 1923.

Dundee Royal Infirmary examination paper, second year nurses, 8 Apr 1922.

Dundee Royal Infirmary examination paper, gynaecology, 23 Nov 1922.

Dundee Royal Infirmary examination paper, junior nurses, 2 Apr 1921.

Dundee Royal Infirmary examination paper, medical nursing, 3 Mar 1923.

Central Midwives Board for Scotland, Notice to Candidates, c.1924.

Central Midwives Board for Scotland, examination paper, c.1924.

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, midwifery examination paper, c.1924.

Letter from the Superintendent, Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, giving particulars of Queen’s Nurse training, 14 Sep 1923.

Edinburgh School of Social Study and Training, examination paper, Health Visitor’s Probation Certificate, 9 Jul 1924.

Letter from the Superintendent, Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, accepting Nurse Gemmell’s resignation from the Institute on her appointment as a Health Visitor in Fife, 13 Apr 1927, plus envelope.

Hand-written reference from J. A. Kynoch, Obstetric Surgeon and Gynaecologist, Dundee Royal Infirmary, 22 Jun 1923.

Dundee Royal Infirmary, General Nursing examination paper, Oct 1920.

Reference from the Medical Officer of Health, Fife, in regard to her work as a Health Visitor, Tuberculosis Nurse, Assistant Inspector of Midwives, Infant Protection Visitor and School Nurse, 9 Apr 1935.

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, Scottish Branch, Information and Suggestions for Local Committees wishing to Affiliate with the Institute, c. 1924.

Empty envelope.

Empty Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses envelope.

Carbon copy of reference from Medical Officer of Health, Fife, in regard to her work as a Health Visitor, Tuberculosis Nurse, Assistant Inspector of Midwives, Infant Protection Visitor and School Nurse, 9 Apr 1935.

Letter accompanying reference from Medical Officer of Health, Fife, 9 Apr 1935.

Carbon copy of reference from Dr George Gumley, Fife County Council Maternity and Child Welfare Department, in regard to her work as a Health Visitor and School Nurse in the Kelty area, 11 Apr 1935.

Advertisement and time-table for mobile chest x-ray unit, Ballingry and Lochgelly, May 1958.

Formal agreement with the Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses to wear the Institute badge whilst working for an approved association, or, if not, to return it, 1 Jul 1924.

Printed copy of a letter from Florence Nightingale to Lady Rosebery about district nursing, headed Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, Scottish Branch, and presumably given to its trainees, c. 1924.

Carbon copy of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, Scottish Branch, Schemes for the Nursing of Insured Persons, c.1920.

Order of Service for Nurses’ Service of Dedication, Dunfermline Abbey, 25 Nov 1951.

Certificates

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses, Queen’s Nurse Certificate 7389, 21 Jun 1927.

Central Midwives Board for Scotland letter accompanying certificate, Nov 1924.

Scottish Midwives’ Association leaflet, 1924

Letter accompanying Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses leaving certificate, 4 Jul 1927.

Central Midwives Board for Scotland Certificate 6262, 5 Nov 1924.

Scottish Board of Health, Health Visitor’s Certificate, 7 Jan 1927.

Letter from County Medical Officer, Fife, accompanying returned Health Visitor certificates, 26 Jun 1943.

Edinburgh School of Social Study and Training, Health Visitor’s Probation Certificate, Nov 1924.

Dundee Royal Infirmary Medical and Surgical Nurse’s Certificate, 21 Jun 1923.

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Institute for Nurses Midwifery and Obstetric Nursing Certificate, 11 Nov 1924.

Photographs and Postcards - Stored with photographic collection (Box 1)

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Custodial History

This catalogue entry was created using information compiled by volunteer Alison Nuttall in Sep 2017. Certificates are currently being flattened in plans chest. [NR 14/09/2017]