Papers of Dr Patricia Shaw

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7PTS
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.75 A box (21 folders)

Scope and Content

The archive consists of subject / research files containing press cuttings, letters, extracts from books and reports and other manuscript material relating to the employment of shop workers and other occupations, and occupational health implications. The files were created in the course of Shaw's work for Boots Pure Drug Company, and date mainly from the 1940s-1950s, though some original reference material has earlier dates. Included is material relating to Margaret Bondfield, legislation, working conditions, health, economics and trade unions. Some of the material has a Nottingham focus (e.g. press cuttings) reflecting the position of the Boots Head Office.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Patricia Shaw (fl.1948-1965) was employed by the Boots Pure Drug Company and investigated the health of shopworkers.


Arranged in original order of alphabetical title of the file.

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Unknown. Deposited before the material was in Jan 1974. Check Fawcett Library Accession Registers.

Other Finding Aids

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Related Material

The material collected by Ross Davies to write a biography of Margaret Bondfield is also held at The Women’s Library (7ROD). The records of Boots Company plc are still held by the company.