Royal Maternity Charity: Robert Barnes' Case Book, 1857-1868

Scope and Content

Detailed accounts of cases attended on behalf of the Royal Maternity Charity, including some sketches, purportedly by Robert Barnes, physician, with loose papers enclosed, including letters from midwife, Mrs C Young, requesting the assistance of Dr Barnes to a case in Hackney Road, London (April - July 1860); requests and invoices for attendance to cases on behalf of the charity; an interesting letter from G Roper, of Shoreditch, describing a case (September 1862); completed forms from midwives requesting assistance (1862-1867); a pencil sketch annotated 'uterus lays across the pubus like a sack on a horse's back'; and a blank order form issued by the charity to the patient for the attendance of a midwife. The volume seems to have been previously used by John [Faulkener] (c.1847) and includes a few transcriptions of model legal / property documents [by Faulkner].

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