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 1930, Council members discussed:

Competition for the best nursing device with the Nursing Times and the Nursing Mirror

Services of the press

Posters

Visit of Her Majesty Queen Mary

Challenge shield to be offered to the nurse training school which contributes the largest amount to the Endowment Fund

Presentation of a silver Trapain Law reproduction water bowl to the College by Mabel Gill, sister of Annie Warren Gill. The bowl was presented to Annie Warren Gill by the Hon. Medical Staff of the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, when Annie Warren Gill retired in 1925. (see C580)

There is no index for 1930.

This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed, and is in a volume which runs from 16 Jan 1930 to 18 Dec 1930. This volume is kept in Store B.

The other set is a copy of the original and is in a volume which runs from 19 Apr 1928 to 18 Dec 1930. This volume is kept in Store A.

Conditions Governing Access

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.