Davis, Margaret Elizabeth
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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Kathryn Groves, Australia
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Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, 30 May 2019
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures
Held by Mrs Davis's family prior to transfer
HB6 Western Infirmary; YH Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Davis, M. Archibalds. Twentieth century family, Parker Pattison Publishing, Hurstville, 2000