Minutes of the College of Nursing Council meetings

Scope and Content

Meetings were held roughly every month, and the minutes of each meeting start with noting date, time and place. Items standard at each meeting: Present, letters and messages of regret, minutes of previous meeting, matters arising, correspondence, reports of standing committees (Finance; Education; Establishment and General Purposes; Roll/Membership; Salaries and Superannuation; Press and Publications; Private Nurses and Branches) and date of next meeting.

In 1925, Council members discussed:

Ellen Sarah Foundation Grant

The new College building

Nursing service in mental hospitals

British Empire exhibition

New edition of the register

Superannuation scheme

Opening of the new College building

Irish Nurses' Club

Student Nurses' Association

There is no index for 1925.

This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed, and is split into two volumes - one which runs from 1 Apr 1924 to 31 Mar 1925 and one which runs from 1 Apr 1925 to 31 Mar 1926. These volumes are kept in Store B.

The other set is a typed copy of the original and is in a volume which runs from 19 April 1923 to 18 Mar 1926. This volume is kept in Store A.

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact the RCN Archives in advance of their first visit.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Royal College of Nursing

Custodial History

The main bulk of volumes came from London library historical collection to Edinburgh with the Archives' collections in 1992. Library maintained a copy set. From 1992 up until 2009 the papers were transferred directly by Council and Committee Admin (previously 'General Secretariat', or 'General Secretary's Office') One copy went to RCN Library for binding and the original to Archives, unbound. In January 2017 the two sets were brought together to create one full run of papers and an additional run, with copies of most years. The more complete set is held in Store A and the less complete set in Store B.