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Papers of Catherine Morrison

  • GB 1534 CM
  • Collection
  • 1915 - 1977

This collection consists of records related to the life of Catherine Morrison, including photographs, professional certificates and testimonies, a diary, correspondence, and memorabilia. The material primarily focuses on her work as an Ophthalmology Nurse and her War Service in Egypt and India between 1940 and 1947.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Career

Material relates to Catherine Morrison's career, and features certificates related to nursing qualifications (between 1921 and 1952), and a diary, training manual, and Order of Service related to her War Service in Egypt and India (between 1940 and 1945).

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

War Service

Documents related to Catherine Morrison's War Service in Egypt and India during World War II. Includes a diary written by Catherine Morrison, a training booklet provided by the RAMC, and Memorial Service order of service.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Diary

Diary kept by Catherine Morrison between 1940 and 1944, during which time she worked in Egypt and India as a nurse. This diary has a brown, leather cover with the title ‘Five Year Diary’ embossed in the top left hand corner. There is a loose page for blotting ink between the front cover and first page. The name C. C. R. Morrison and a Dundee address are given on the first page.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Royal Army Medical Corps Training Pamphlet 1943

Training pamphlet for the Royal Army Medical Corps. This pamphlet was produced to be used with the 1935 RAMC Training Manual, and substituted outdated information from the Manual. This pamphlet has ‘C. C. R. Morrison’ written in ink on the front cover. Information included within the pamphlet includes information about administration of the medical services, regimental medical establishments, the Army Dental Corps, evacuation and methods of estimating numbers of casualties, recording casualties, and employment of medical services in the field.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Order of service for Remembrance Service

Order of Service for a Remembrance Service for British and Indian Troops involved in WW1 and WW2. The service took place in Japan on the 11th of November, 1945. The pamphlet gives information about prayers, lessons, and hymns delivered.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Correspondence

Correspondence received by Catherine Morrison. Includes two invoices and an envelope.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Invoice

Invoice dated 30th December 1939 issued by Boyd Cooper (tailor), London, to Miss C. M. [sic] Morrison, Sister for £22 12 shillings and 1 pence. This covered the cost of uniform ordered from Boyd Cooper, and lists the items ordered and their individual costs.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Envelope

Envelope addressed to Miss C. C. R. Morrison T.A.N.S, at Abergele. It is postmarked Dundee; the letter is missing.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

Photographs

Photograph albums and loose photographs taken throughout Catherine Morrison's life. They include photographs taken by her, and photographs sent to her. Most photographs were taken around 1940-1947 (while she was on War Service and travelling), however there are also photographs with family and friends from before and after this period.

Morrison, Catherine (fl 1921-1947), Ophthalmic Nurse

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