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Bower, Florence ary Celia Nott

Biographical

Registration number102
SurnameBower
First name(s)Florence ary Celia Nott
Address(es)

12 St. Thomas Street, SE. Grayshott, Haslemere.

Date of registration1890 Mar 7th
Qualifications

Certificate Guys Hospital 1882-88 Lady Supt, Guys Nursing Institute to date.

Remarks

Guys Hospital (Matron) 1893 1899

Personal details

Date of birthMarch 1857
Place of birthYork
Family details

Father John Bower Mother Charlotte Bower (nee Nott) Census 1871 113 Camberwell Grove, Camberwell. John Bower age 60. Head Barrister Born Bradford. Charlotte Bower age 50 Wife Born India Charlotte Annie Bower age 21 Daughter Born York Arthur Bower age 19 Son Born York Edmund Bower age 18 Son Born York Frederick Bower age 17 Son Born York Florence Bower age 14 Daughter Born York Edith Bower age 12 Daughter Born Carnarvon Herbert Bower age 9 Son born Carnarvon Plus l cook. Census 1901 5 Oriental Place, Monument Road, Woking. Florence Nott Bower age 44 Boarder Diocesan Worker (Preach) born York.

Date of death1st January 1942
Place of deathSurrey
Additional personal details

1893 lst July Started paying into the Guys Hospital Pension Fund at 11.3s.6d. per quarter. Sum assured 40; in 1899 this was increased to 16.1.6 per quarter with the sum assured at 50. LMA H09/GY/C/18/1 1942 Memorial Service in the Chapel of Guys Hospital on Sunday January 11th at 10.45 a.m.

Professional details

Work experience

Nurses Weekly Journal Vol 10, 2 Feburary 1893 THE new Matron, Miss Nott-Bower, trained at Guy's-working there from 1882 to 1888--when, for a few months, she acted as the matron of the Huddersfield Infirmary. Since then, to the present date, Miss Nott-Bower acted as Lady Superintendent of Guy's Hospital Trained Nurses' Institution, in St. Thomas Street, so that her whole nursing interest is centred in this fine old Hospital, founded by Thomas Guy in a by-gone century. Knowing as she does so intimately the duties and needs of her future subordinates, she will doubtless sympathise with their difficulties, and it is not likely that we shall read again of Guy's Nurses like Oliver Twist " asking for more.'' It is to be hoped that their just demands have already received consideration.

Professional activities

1892 Trained Nurses Register. Guys Hospital Nursing Institute. St Thomas Street, SE Lady Superintendent Guys Hospital Institute to date.

Additional professional details

Nursing Record 6 January 1900 We learn that Miss Nott Bower, the Matron of Guys Hospital, has resigned her position somewhat suddenly, and left the hospital......

Sources

Register of Trained Nurses 1892 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives 1871 and 1901 census Nurses Weekly Journal Vol 10, 2 February 1893 Nursing Record 6 January 1900 FreeBMD - www.freebmd.org.uk

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