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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KH/NL/PP8
CLAPPEN, Catherine May [1896-1991]
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes, 1 file


Name of creator(s)

Clappen, Catherine Mary, [1896]-1991, nurse, Walton, Catherine May, nee Clappen, nurse, Smith, Catherine May, nee Clappen, nurse

Administrative / Biographical history

Clappen trained in nursing at King's College Hospital. She worked in France, and later at the Lady Harding Hospital in Delhi, India. Following the death of her first husband 1941, she remained in India and returned to nursing work. She remarried in 1958. Clappen was a founding member of King's College Hospital Nurses' League.

Archival history

Lecture notes and silver badge donated to the King's College Hospital Nurses' League by the family [1992].

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to King's College London Archives [1999].

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers on Catherine Mary Clappen comprising two volumes of manuscript notes, with tutor's corrections, on lectures attended as part of her nursing training at King's College Hospital, including volume titled 'Special Lectures' containing manuscript notes, and some diagrams on lectures titled Nursing and public health - infant feeding; public health; drugs and their administration; drugs, drugs effecting the respiratory system; treatment of poisoning; feeding the sick; micro-organisms; Dental lectures; lectures on the ear (Mr A Cheatle); lectures on the eye (Mr Cargil), Feb-Jul 1924; and volume titled 'Midwifery Lectures'(undated); certificate of service at King's College Hospital as staff nurse, Jan - Aug 1925; State Registered Nurse badge of The General Nursing Council for England and Wales [19 Jun 1925]. Also includes note with biographical information on Clappen, and the deposit information, May 1992.

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

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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  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Paramedical personnel
  • Paramedical personnel training
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Surgery
  • Vocational training subjects

Personal names

  • Clappen, Catherine Mary, [1896]-1991, Nurse

Corporate names

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

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