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Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1900 [graduation photograph]

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
009033001
Description
Monochrome sepiatone large photograph of ten nurses in the nursing uniform of Kingston General Hospital circa 1900 printed on thick cardstock; head nurse in the center is dressed in a dark coloured nursing uniform with a white cap, collar and cuffs and rimless spectacles on a thin gold chain pinned…
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Accession Number
009033001
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nursing
Nurse's Uniform
Nurses
Photography
Description
Monochrome sepiatone large photograph of ten nurses in the nursing uniform of Kingston General Hospital circa 1900 printed on thick cardstock; head nurse in the center is dressed in a dark coloured nursing uniform with a white cap, collar and cuffs and rimless spectacles on a thin gold chain pinned to the right side, and an enameld class pin for the Toronto General Hospital at the collar; surrounding the head nurse are nine other nurses in training; two of them are sitting in the front and at a lower level than the head nurse, two others are also sitting, but at the height of the head nurse, two nurses are standing at the second row from the back and behind them are three more nurses standing above all the others; the nurses in training are wearing white nursing uniforms with white caps and red sleeves plus a red fabric cross on white cotton puffy short sleeves on their right sleeves; written on the back of the photograph is information on the original owner of the photograph and the donor.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1900.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Date Remarks
Noted on documents
Material
paper: brown
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the back: "Standing second from left (left of Head Nurse // with Toronto General Hospital Pin) is // Harriet (Hattie) Corinthia Peck great aunt // of Carole Anne (Bontee) Bleeker graduate of // Toronto General Hospital 1959"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-4-1
Length
25.6 cm
Width
31.0 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 25.6 cm X Width 31.0 cm X Depth 0.1 cm
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
There were thirteen graduates for the Class of 1900 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
The first official graduating class of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing was in 1888; the school was created in order to educate nurses as the demand for them increased, as well as providing a labour force to the hospital. When the first nurses graduated, they were given a certificate of completion, twenty five dollars, and a nursing medal. Over the years, nurses were sometimes given pins and/or rings or other memorabilia to commemorate their graduation from the school.
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military service medals

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Dates
1914
1935
circa 1914-1935
Collection
Anne Baillie Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military
Nursing
Awards
Classification
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military
Nursing
Achievement awards
Accession Number
992055001 a-c
Description
(a) Five military medals attached with ribbons to a flat metal bar in (b) a shadow box with (c) an engraved plaque; the medals from left to right are: (1) a silver / gold metal medal on a red and blue striped ribbon; the medal has a round central section with four four-sided pieces coming out to fo…
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Accession Number
992055001 a-c
Collection
Anne Baillie Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military
Nursing
Awards
Classification
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Military
Nursing
Achievement awards
MeSH Heading
Military
Military -- army
Military -- army -- R. C. A. M. C.
Military -- First World War -- World War One -- WW1 -- WWI
Military -- medals
Military -- Nursing Sisters
Military -- nurse
Military -- nursing
Awards and Prizes
MM= Numismatics -- military
Description
(a) Five military medals attached with ribbons to a flat metal bar in (b) a shadow box with (c) an engraved plaque; the medals from left to right are: (1) a silver / gold metal medal on a red and blue striped ribbon; the medal has a round central section with four four-sided pieces coming out to form an X-shape with straight outer edges; the front has a raised portrait of King George V in the centre and red enamel pieces inset into the four side pieces; the back has raised lettering in the centre and four sides; (2) the medal is on a red, white and blue striped ribbon and is made of gold metal in the shape of a four-pointed star, with a crown on the upper point; the front has a raised design of two crossed swords with a round wreath on top and a banner with dates in the centre; the back is engraved with lettering; (3) the medal is on a blue, black, white and mustard-striped ribbon and is made of dark grey / silver metal; the medal is round with raised design on the front of the side profile of King George V's head; there is raised lettering at the outer edges; the back has a raised design of a man on horseback and dates at the upper edges; the medal is attached at the top to a short, thin bar, through which the ribbon is looped; the bottom edge of the medal is engraved with letters; (4) the medal is on a purple, light blue, green, yellow and orange-striped ribbon and is made of gold-coloured metal; the medal is round with a raised design on the front side of a winged woman in a robe; the back of the medal has raised lettering; the bottom edge is engraved; this medal also has a small pin attached to the ribbon; this pin is in the shape of a cluster of oak leaves, as a raised design on the top side; (5) the last medal, on the far right, is on a blue, white and burgundy ribbon and is made of dark grey/silver metal; this medal is round with a raised design on the front of the side profiles of the head and shoulders of King George V and Queen Mary; there is raised lettering at the outer edges; the back of the medal has raised lettering and dates in the centre and a thin geometric design along the outer edges; the bar with the medals is mounted onto a flat rectangular-shaped piece of wood that fits into the back of (b) a shadow box designed to display them; the shadow box has a rectangular wooden frame and a flat clear glass front; a thin, engraved rectangular-shaped metal plaque (c) was attached to the frame; this identifies the owner/recipient of the medals..
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - medals - Size: Length 18.5 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
b - box - Size: Length 22.9 cm x Width 15.4 cm x Depth 3.9 cm
c - plaque - Size: Length 8.8 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Provenance
Originally presented to Ann Baillie
Dates
1914
1935
circa 1914-1935
Date Remarks
Medals dates
Material
metal: silver; yellow; dark grey
glass: clear
fabric: red; blue; mustard; black; purple; yellow; green; orange; light blue; white; burgundy
wood: brown
enamel: red
Inscriptions
(a)The back of medal (1) reads, "FAITH // HOPE // CHARITY // 1883" on the four side pieces; the centre has the letters G R I // V"; the front of medal (2) has the raised dates, "1914-15" on the centre banner; the back is engraved, "N. SISTER // A. BAILLIE. // CAN.A.M.C."; (3) the raised lettering on the outer edges of the front of the medal reads, "GEORGIVS V BRITT. OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:"; the back has the raised dates, "1914 // 1918"; the outer bottom edge is engraved, "N. SISTER A. BAILLIE"; the back of medal (4) reads, "THE GREAT // WAR FOR // CIVILIZATION // 1914–1919 // ........."; the outer bottom edge is engraved, "N. SISTER A. BAILLIE"; the raised lettering on the outer edges of the front of medal (5) reads, "GEORGE . V. AND. QUEEN . MARY MAY . VI . MCMXXXV"; the back of the medal has the raised letters "GRI" in the centre and the dates "MAY 6 // 1910" and "MAY 6 // 1935" on either side of the central letters; (b) none; (c) the plaque reads, "1914–18 DECORATIONS AND MEDALS // N/S ANN BAILLIE R.R.C. // SUPERINTENDENT OF NURSES // KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL // 1924 1942"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-10
Temporary Location
On-site exhibit: "Trench Menders: Health Care in the First World War," 25 Feb, 2015.
Condition Remarks
(a) The medals show minor wear and some tarnish, but no corrosion; the ribbons show only minor wear and fading; (b) the shadow box has been opened to take the medals out for display, but is complete and shows only minor wear; (c) the plaque shows some tarnish, but no corrosion; it is fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Archives
Reference Comments
Archeion, Archives Association of Ontario, "Fonds KGH 5999-1004 - Ann Baillie fonds". https://www.archeion.ca/ann-baillie-fonds
Research Facts
Medals for Lieutenant N/S (Nursing Sister) Ann Baillie left to right: Royal Red Cross Class 2 (ARRC) awarded on 1 January 1918; 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal 1914-1920; Victory Medal 1914-1919 with an oak leaf cluster indicating a Mention-in-Dispatches; George V Silver Jubiliee medal 1935. The oakleaf pin attached to medal (4) is a reproduction purchased in October 1995.
Ann Baillie first came to the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing as a student in 1907, and graduated in 1910. Until World War I, she worked at Kingston General Hospital, and in 1915 joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. She was awarded five medals for her service during the war. Upon returning to Canada, Baillie worked at Ongwanada (the Sydenham Military) Hospital in Kingston, then moved to Pennsylvania and New York for post-graduate work. In 1924, she was offered the position of Superintendent of Nurses at Kingston General Hospital. She had a lasting impact on the school, the hospital, and the nurses before passing away in 1942.
Exhibit History
On display in Nursing Exhibit in the Hall of Honour, Kingston General Hospital, Sept. 1995 to Jan. 19, 2001
On display at the Museum January 22, 2001
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Harriett C. Peck R.N. 1914 [Registered Nurse certificate]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14963
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
Accession Number
009033002
Description
Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with …
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Accession Number
009033002
Collection
Carole Bleecker Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Items
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nursing
Certification -- history
Description
Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with the American flag on it; below the name and crest of the group are the words, written in cursive, describing the nature of the certification and what it entails, whom the certificate is directed to, and who is providing this certification; at the end of the paragraph and at the bottom of the certificate are five signatures and the certificate number; at the bottom left of the certificate is the seal of the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examines; surrounding the content is a well-designed border; and while the back of the certificate is originally blank, at the top left corner, written in pen, is further information pertaining to the people in the photo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1900.
Maker
Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners
Site Made (City)
Canton
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Printed on item
Material
paper: tan, gold
ink: black, grey
Inscriptions
On the front: "ILLINOIS STATE BOARD // OF NURSE EXAMINERS // Know all men by these Presents, That Harriett C. Peck // living at Canton in the County of Fulton // has fulfilled the requirements of the law governing the registration of nurses, // as set forth in "An Act to provide for the Registration of Nurses and to repeal // a certain Act therein named", approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, // and has been duly registered in accordance therewith and is now entitled // to practice as, to be known as and styled as a // REGISTERED NURSE // In Testimony Whereof, we hereunto subscribe and affix the seal of the // Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners on this, the eleventh day of November Anno Domini, 1914 // Julia S. Chubbuck R.N. // Member // ATTEST Adelaide May Walsh. R.N. // President // Velora E. Randal. R.N. // Member // ATTEST Anna L. Tittman R.N. // Secretary // No. 4289 // Kathryn A. Conway. R.N. // Member."; on seal: "By // Examination // ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS"; on the back: "[illeg.] for Record // Dec 16, A. D. 1914 // Austin Orion // Co. Clerk // Recorded - // Register of Nurses Record // Page 4"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 BOX 27
Length
30.2 cm
Width
38.2 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 30.2 cm X Width 38.2 cm X Depth 0.01 cm
Condition Remarks
The edges of the certificate are heavily torn, ripped, curled and bent, but the content of the certificate and seal is still intact; misisng pieces along edges and corners; a few stains on the front, which are showing on the back, and one of the words written in pen on the back of the certificate is missing due to tearing
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Public Health Reports, Volume 30, Issue 2, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Resources Administration, 1915. pg. 1528. https://books.google.ca/books?id=5nI3AQAAMAAJ&dq=%22illinois+state+board+of+nurse+examiners%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Research Facts
The Act of June 30th, 1913 referred to on the certificate created a board of five registered nurses, known as the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners. They were appointed by the state governor with the consent of the state. The members of the board were paid ten dollars a day plus travel expenses when working. One member was to be appointed secretary and receive a salary of 1400 dollars a year.
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