Series 3 - Photographs

Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 CM/3

Title

Photographs

Date(s)

  • 1915 - 1977 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

6 volumes, 1 box (7 items)

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.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

No accruals expected.

System of arrangement

Chronological.

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Conditions governing access

Open

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

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    Description control area

    Description identifier

    CM1/3

    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, 2nd November 2017.

    Language(s)

    • English

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