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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KH/NL/PP22
MURRAY, Isabella Jeanette (fl 1922-1959)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file, 5 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Murray, Isabella Jeanette (Jean), fl 1922-1959, nurse

Administrative / Biographical history

Murray trained as a nurse at King's College Hospital, 1920-1923, gaining General Nursing Council registration in 1924.

Archival history

Acquired by King's College Hospital Nurses' League, London

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from King's College Hospital Nurses' League, [1985-2000].

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Isabella Jeanette (Jean) Murray, including letter enclosing gift, 21 Dec 1922; enrolment card as member of King's College Hospital Nurses League, 14 Jan 1925; receipt for life membership subscription of the League, 18 Apr 1927; bundle of small black and white photographs including images of nurses Iris Angwen, Jean Murray, Dilnot, Emma, Wallis and Littlejohn, Nichol, Lloyd, Shaw, Ross, Bush, c 1924; photograph of Dr and Mrs Firth, and Raymond Firth, 1932; photograph of Lonsdale Ward, King's College Hospital (undated); volume of manuscript notes on bandaging, operating theatre procedures and surgical equipment; cuttings of various remedies; the Hospital Chorus; trolley preparation for various procedures; and descriptions of treatments and patient preparation; examination question paper for King's College Hospital Junior Probationer Examination [c.1921]; bundle of photocopies including an invitation to the Nurses Christmas Ball, King's College Hospital, Jan 1959; notes on Kitchen Duties; letters to Murray, from T R Sanderson, Assistant County Secretary, British Red Cross Society Kent, confirming her appointment as an approved Lecturer in Home Nursing, 20 Mar 1940; from G G Hall British Red Cross Society, 2 May 1940, relating to Miss Murray's class undertaking the Home Nursing examination; from E [Guy] principal, Ashford Technical Institute and Evening Classes, relating to salary claim form for lectures given in Home Nursing, 7 Apr 1941. Murray's books including: Text-book for nurses, anatomy physiology, surgery and medicine , E W Hey Groves, and J M Fortescue-Brickdale, 2nd edition, The Joint Committee of Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1919 (inscribed J I Murray, 1920); A handbook for nurses with examination questions based on the contents of the chapters , J K Watson, 5th edition, The Scientific Press, London.[undated] (inscribed J Murray 1919); A complete system of nursing , A Millicent Ashdown, J M Dent & Sons, London and Toronto, 1919 (inscribed I J Murray , and containing letters to Miss J J Murray 1940-1941)); Aids to anatomy and physiology for nurses , Katherine F Armstrong, Balliere, Tindall and Cole, London, 1939 (inscribed I J Murray).

System of arrangement

Arranged as outlined in 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. 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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

April 2004

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  • Health services
  • Hospital administration
  • Hospitals
  • Medical institutions
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Paramedical personnel
  • Paramedical personnel training
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Social sciences
  • Surgery
  • Vocational training subjects

Personal names

  • Murray, Isabella Jeanette (Jean), fl 1922-1959, Nurse

Corporate names

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

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