Item 2 - Souvenir photographs of Nazareth

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GB 1534 CM/4/2

Title

Souvenir photographs of Nazareth

Date(s)

  • 1940 - ? (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 envelope containing 9 photographs (1 item)

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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

Small green envelope containing photographs. Envelope is titled ‘Souvenir of the Holy Land - 10 Photos for Amateur Album - Snaps of Nazareth - Made by F. N. Saba, Photographer - Nazareth - Palestine’. Envelope contains seven images of Nazareth, and two images of Bethlehem. Possibly purchased by Catherine Morrison c. 1940 while working in Egypt.

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Open

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  • English

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    Description identifier

    CM1/4/2

    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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