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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KH/NL/PP6
BUFFARD, Grace Lizzie (died 1984)
Level of description
Sub-fonds of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School records
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 6 certificates


Name of creator(s)

Buffard, Grace Lizzie, died 1984, nurse

Administrative / Biographical history

Buffard trained at The Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney, 1908-1911, and King's College Hospital, 1911-1914, and obtained General Nursing Council registration in 1922. She joined the Territorial Army Nursing Service, serving in Malta, and France and Germany during World War One. After the war, she returned to work at King's College Hospital. She died on 14 Nov 1984.

Archival history

Material donated to King's College Hospital Nurses' League by family member.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to King's College London Archives, 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Grace Lizzie Buffard comprising: The Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney Road London, certificate of training 1908-1911, 1 May 1911; King's College Hospital Certificate of training 1911-1914; The College of Nursing Certificate of Registration / membership, 22 Dec 1916; Central Midwives Board certificate, 10 Nov 1920; The Nursing Council of England and Wales, certificate as Registered Sick Children's Nurse, 3 Feb 1922; The Nursing Council of England and Wales, Registered Nurse certificate, 3 Feb 1922; printed King's College Hospital School of Nursing prospectus [1960s]; printed leaflets about KCH, [1920s-1940s]; printed obituary of Viscount Hambleden, 1868-1928; Buffard's Royal College of Nursing founder membership card; Christmas card from W F D Smith, Lord Hambleden and his wife, 1938 (contains photograph of Hambleden family); printed pamphlet titled Compassionate counsel to young students in physic , Richard Baxter, 1708; printed humorous extract on the experience of patients in hospital (undated); rhyme about staff of King's College Hospital; typescript note of important facts about King's College Hospital, 1938; manuscript notes for talk on 'a fairly typical day in [hospital] as Matron', given to a women's meeting, 1967; black and white photographs including: portrait of Buffard in Territorial Force Nursing Service uniform, 1914; images of nurses and medical staff in St David's [military] Hospital, and St Paul's Bay, Malta, 1916; photograph and postcard of Hospital Ship Asturias ; three photographs of nurses and tennis partners at No 59 Casualty Clearing Station, Hesdin, France, Apr 1917-Aug 1918; two photographs of No 59 Casualty Clearing Station, outside Awoingt, France, Dec 1918; four photographs taken at No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, [near Cologne], 1919; photographs depicting Sister Buffard with King's College Hospital nursing staff, patients and wards, 1920-1923; two postcards of King's College Hospital chapel and one of Lister Ward, Dec 1920; portrait of Buffard in King's College Hospital Sisters uniform, 1937; photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Cecil Wakeley [1940-1950s]; child patients at Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney Road, London, 1920; Buffard with Midwifery staff at Brighton; newscuttings, including report of opening of new King's College Hospital, Nursing Times , 2 Aug 1913; article relating to cure of calcium deficiency at King's College Hospital [1913-1940]; printed drawing of King's College Hospital Tower Entrance [1960]; medal of the Territorial Force Nursing Service; and ribbon decorations; bracelet engraved 'G Buffard, King's College Hospital, SES, ANIV199'. Also includes letter from depositor (undated).

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 collection level description.

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; King's College Hospital Nurses' League Journal, No 61 1985; The Long, Long Train, Casualty Clearing Stations of 1914-1918 online ( 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

April 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 One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Buffard, Grace Lizzie, died 1984, Nursee

Corporate names

  • King's College Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives
  • Queen's Hospital for Children, Hackney
  • Territorial Army Nursing Service

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