Sketches and watercolours collated by Professor William Blair-Bell of possible designs for the Presidential badge and ceremonial robes of the British College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
William Blair-Bell's drawings of College robes and designs for the presidential badge, 1931
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- ReferenceGB 1538 S36
- Dates of Creation1931
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
These drawings were formerly the property of William Blair-Bell. According to Fletcher Shaw in his history of the College, the badge was designed by Blair-Bell and Omar Ramsden, and presented to the College by the former. It was stolen in 1943; a new badge was copied from the original designs. The robes were also designed by Blair-Bell in conjunction with the firm of Ede & Ravenscroft.
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The designs were presented to the College by Lady Bell, wife of Sir Arthur Bell, the nephew of W Blair-Bell
Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, College Archivist
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is vested in the estate of William Blair-Bell.
Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.