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Hunter, Clarissa


Registration number455
First name(s)Clarissa

13 West Smithfield E.C; Holmcroft, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex

Date of registration7 March 1890

Certificate St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1883-90



Personal details

Date of birth24 February 1861
Place of birthClerkenwell, London
Maiden nameHunter
Family details

Eldest daughter of Archibald Hunter, Carman, and his wife, Clarissa nee Strattan

Date of death7th August 1949
Place of deathCuckfield, Sussex
Additional personal details

In 1891 Clarissa stated she was born in Edinburgh. In 1881, 1901 and 1911 Clarissa stated London as her birth place and she was registered in London; in 1871 she was living at 10 King Street, Clerkenwell, with her parents and four siblings; in 1881 she was working as a General Domestic and living with her aunt Isabella Hunter at 36 Alva Street, St. Cuthberts, Midlothian; 1911 of private means, boarding at Holmcroft, Hurstpierpoint; 1949 at 5 Western Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Died age 88; Effects 7,522.14s.5d

Professional details

Work experience

St. Bartholomew's Hospital (Pro and Staff Nurse)1883-90; Foundling Hospital Infirmary, Guildford St. London(Matron) 1890-92; Registered Nurses Soc (Priv Nurse) 1894-95; Leyton, Walthamstow and Wanstead Hospital (Matron) 1895 to 1901 onwards.

Professional activities

MRBNA; League of St. Bartholomew's Nurses

Additional professional details

Clarissa resigned her appointment as Matron of the Foundling Hospital at the end of 1892 in order to obtain a thorough rest from work and anxiety, as her health had deteriorated. She recovered and in 1898 The Council acknowledged the valuable services she had given to the Children's and General Hospital, Walthamstow, as much of the efficiency of the hospital was due to her.


Nursing Directory for 1909 and Register of Nurses (RBNA 4/1) - Royal British Nurses' Association Records, King's College London Archives 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census The Nursing Record Vol 9 Nov 10 1892, Vol 13 Nov 10 1894 and Vol 29 March 12 1898; The British Journal of Nursing Vol 31 11 July 1903

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