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; Registration; Salaries and Superannuation; Press and Publications; Private Nurses and Branches) and date of next meeting.

In 1928, Council members discussed:

Retirement of Miss Rundle

Approval of the Royal Charter as settled by His Majesty's Privy Council

Nursing Times and the Nation's Fund for Nurses

Resignation of Annie Warren Gill as President due to ill health and the appointment of Rachel Cox-Davies

The winding up of the College as a 'Company' and the transferring of its assets to the 'College of Nursing', a body incorporated by Royal Charter. The bank of the College (Westminster Bank Ltd) ordered to open a bank account for the College.

National Council of Women

There is no index for 1928.

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 1927 to 31 Mar 1928 and one which runs from 1 Apr 1928 to 31 December 1928. These volumes are kept in Store B.

The other set is a typed copy of the original and is spilt into two volumes - one which runs from 15 Apr 1926 to 29 Mar 1928 and one which runs from 19 Apr 1928 to 18 Dec 1930. This volume is kept in Store A.

Conditions Governing Access

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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.