Papers of: Aldrich-Blake, Louisa Brandreth (1865-1925)

Scope and Content

One notebook on practical chemical analysis while at St Hilda's School Cheltenham, notebooks of lectures and courses while a student at London School of Medicine for Women, notes of cases seen while medical student, some later notebooks on matters of medical and surgical interest, and accounting lectures, diploma from the Comit? Britannique de la Croix Rouge Fran?aise for service to France during the First World War, resolution from the Medical Women's Federation congratulating her on being made a Dame of the British Empire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Entered the London Medical School for Women 1887, MB 1892, BS and gold medal for surgery 1893, MD 1894, MS (first woman to attain) 1895. Practised as a surgeon in London, and from 1910-1925 was surgeon to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. She was also surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital. 1914-1925 Dean, London Medical School for Women. Served with Women's Unit under the Anglo-French Red Cross in France during the First World War. Created Dame of the British Empire, 1925.


Two blocks of manuscripts; within each, material is held in chronological order.

Access Information

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking

Acquisition Information

Presented by Rosamond Wigram to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, 1926.

Other Finding Aids

Item descriptions in S. A. J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, II, MSS. Written after 1650 A.D. A-M (London: Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, 1973), pp. 20-21 and Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999), p.149.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Lesley Hall, based upon entries in Moorat and Palmer.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Location of Originals

4 notebooks among archives of London Medical School for Women (presented by Wellcome Historical Medical Museum at the request of Lady Barrett, 1927)

Geographical Names