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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KH/NL/PP1
ADDISON, Mary Winifred (fl 1928-1940)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 6 certificates


Name of creator(s)

Addison, Mary Winifred, fl 1928-1940, nurse

Administrative / Biographical history

Mary Winifred Addison trained at King's College Hospital, London, 1928-1931, (gaining General Nursing Council registration 1932) and subsequently served as a Sister there. On the outbreak of war, she became Sister Tutor to the Nurses Training Centre in Oxford, and during this time taught first aid to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968).

Archival history

Acquired by King's College Hospital Nurses' League

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to King's College London Archives [1985].

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Winifred Addison comprising King's College Hospital certificates of Invalid Cookery, 14 Dec 1928; practical work and instruction, 1932; extra service, April-Oct 1932; Central Board of Midwives certificate, 27 May 1933; British Red Cross Society, First Aid in Chemical Warfare certificate, 26 Jun 1936; letters from Mary Herbert, Lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of Kent, relating to arrangements for Addison's visit to the Duchess, Jun-Sep 1940; letter from Marina, Duchess of Kent (1906-1968), relating to examinations, 24 Jul 1940; testimonial from Jane S Forbes relating to Addison's secretarial skills (undated); newspaper cuttings relating to bravery award given to Addison following the rescue of airmen from a crashed RAF aeroplane; and reporting inquest into the death of a King's College Hospital patient from 'ether convulsions' [1940s].

System of arrangement

Arranged as outlined in the scope and content

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This summary guide; note in King's College Hospital Nurses' League Archive detailed catalogue.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: The Register of Nurses, 1940, The General Nursing Council for England and Wales, London. Compiled by Alison Field.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

June 2004

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  • International conflicts
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Paramedical personnel
  • Paramedical personnel training
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Surgery
  • Vocational training subjects
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Addison, Mary Winifred, fl 1928-1940, Nurse
  • Addison, Mary Winifred, fl 1928-1940, Nurse
  • Marina, 1906-1968, Duchess of Kent, Princess of Greece and Denmark

Corporate names

  • King's College Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives

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