Davis, Margaret Elizabeth

Reference HB131
Dates of Creation 1940s-1972
Name of Creator Davis, Margaret Elizabeth (British nurse : 1927-2017)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.2 metres

Scope and Content

Photographs of nurses, including some taken in wards of Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, mainly 1940s;
Certificates of qualifications with related receipts and correspondence, 1947-72;
Case notes on midwifery patients in Manchester, 1950-52;
Nurse's badges and medals, c. 1950;
Extracts from published family history 'Archibalds. Twentieth century family'
Glasgow Western Infirmary nurse's badge awarded to Mrs Agnes S Archibald (1885-1965)

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Elizabeth Davis (nee Archibald) was born in Barrhead in 1927. Between 1944 and 1951 she trained as a nurse in Glasgow and then as a midwife in Manchester.
The Western Infirmary awarded her the Helen Gregory Medal for general excellence in nursing, the Dr S J Cameron Medal for gynaecological nursing and the Medical Nursing Medal.
She worked in hospitals in Manchester and Sheffield between 1952 and 1957 and then took a career break, following her marriage. From 1965 until 1972 she worked in GP surgeries.
In 1973 she emigrated to Australia where she was registered as a nurse and midwife in New South Wales. She died in 2017

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Conditions Governing Access
The General Data Protection Regulations apply

Acquisition Information
Kathryn Groves, Australia

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, 30 May 2019

Appraisal Information
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures

Custodial History
Held by Mrs Davis's family prior to transfer

None expected

Related Material
HB6 Western Infirmary; YH Royal Hospital for Sick Children

Davis, M. Archibalds. Twentieth century family, Parker Pattison Publishing, Hurstville, 2000