Item 5 - Photograph Albums

Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 CM/3/1/5

Title

Photograph Albums

Date(s)

  • 1940 - 1946 (Creation)

Level of description

Item

Extent and medium

1 volume (1 item)

Context area

Name of creator

(1899 - ? (fl 1921-1947))

Biographical history

Catherine Charlotte Robinson Morrison was born on the 16th of December 1899. In 1918 she joined the Scarborough Union - a workhouse - where she worked as a Probationer Nurse until 1920, then as an Assistant Nurse until 1921. She then underwent training to become a Nurse at Stepping Hill Poor Law Hospital near Stockport, which she completed in 1925. During this period she took courses in Elementary Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical and Surgical nursing. She then undertook a further year of training at the Moorfield Eye Hospital in Bedford. Having qualified, she worked at the 5th(1st) General Scottish Hospital at Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire. It was from here that she was recruited by the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), and on the 25th June 1940 left on the HMS Aquitonia for Egypt. She then worked at the 15th Scottish General Hospital in Cairo for the majority of the war, before working in India. During this time she visit numerous places, including Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka, capturing the places she visited in photographs. She later returned to Scotland, received her Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma from the Ophthalmic Nursing Board in 1952, and by the later 1960s was living in the village of Meigle.

Archival history

Catherine Morrison's papers were donated by her friend to the Glasgow Women's Library in September 2016.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Accession: 2017-4, donated 8th September 2016.

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Scope and content

This large photograph album has a brown snakeskin effect cover with brown card pages. The album contains some loose photographs and correspondence (including a postcard and a wedding invitation). The album is full of photographs, including images and newspaper clippings stuck to the inside front and back covers. This album covers the 1940 to 1946 period of Catherine Morrison’s life, with images from Egypt, India, Israel, Lebanon, and Japan. Most photographs are annotated, and feature hospitals she worked in, staff she worked with, Christmas 1944 and 1945, postcards of Japan, and local places, people, and animals.

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Accruals

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Open

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      Physical characteristics and technical requirements

      Contains photographs.

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      Description identifier

      CM1/3/1/5

      Institution identifier

      GB 1534

      Rules and/or conventions used

      ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)

      Status

      Draft

      Level of detail

      Partial

      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Created by Katie McDonald, 6th November 2017

      Language(s)

      • English

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