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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KH/NL/PP25
PURKIS, Margaret Joan (fl 1927-1956)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Purkis, Margaret Joan, fl 1927-1956, Nurse

Administrative / Biographical history

Margaret Purkis trained as a nurse at King's College Hospital, 1927-1930, gaining General Nursing Council registration, Nov 1930.

Archival history

Acquired by the King's College Hospital Nurses' League.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Margaret Purkis comprising three letters of thanks and acknowledgment on her resignation from membership of the Board of Governors of King's College Hospital, from Lord Normanby, Chairman, 10 Feb 1956; Robert Hunter, Minister of Health, 15 Feb 1956; and William Gilliatt, Chairman of the Board of Governors, 17 May 1956.

System of arrangement

1 file

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.

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

March 2004

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  • Health services
  • Hospitals
  • Medical institutions
  • Social sciences

Personal names

  • Purkis, Margaret Joan, fl 1927-1956, Nurse

Corporate names

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

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