Records of the Evelyn Mary Eden Memorial Benevolent Fund Committee of the Royal College of Midwives

Scope and Content

This collection comprises minutes, correspondence and financial accounts of the Evelyn Mary Eden Memorial Benevolent Fund Committee (formally known as the Midwives Institute) (1923-1965), relating to the administration of the trust and the distribution of grants to members of the National Union of Trained Nurses.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Evelyn Mary Eden Memorial Benevolent Fund was formed by the National Union of Trained Nurses 'for the benefit of past, present or future members', especially those that were either 'old or suffering' after the upheaval of the First World War.

After the National Union of Trained Nurses was dissolved in 1923, the interests of Evelyn Mary Eden Memorial Benevolent Fund were administered by the Bristol and Somerset Branch of the NUTN in coordination with the following trustees: Miss M. F. Rimmer, Miss E. L. C. Eden, Mr E. Burns Pye and Mr L. Hamilton Gault.

In 1947 the management of the Evelyn Mary Eden Memorial Benevolent Fund was taken over by the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute). The fund continued according to the terms of the original declaration. The only deviation from the previous policy was that whereas the previous committee distributed funds twice a year, the Royal College of Midwives made grants as the need arose.

Arrangement

The original order of material is retained, although where this is not possible the arrangement of files has been based on the functions and activities of the organisation as well as chronology, subject and the needs of users.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission is required for external access to records less than twenty years old. Also restrictions apply if material includes personal information of living individuals. All other records are open to research by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. For further information about accessing the collection and visiting the reading room, please contact: archives@rcog.co.uk

Acquisition Information

There is no record of the source or date of acquisition before this material was deposited under the terms of a collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

Other Finding Aids

Further details of the contents of this collection are available on request.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright belongs to the Royal College of Midwives. To reproduce this material, please apply via the College Archivist: archives@rcog.co.uk

Custodial History

This collection was previously held at the Royal College of Midwives.