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 …
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.
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Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, 1900.
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"
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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
Front cover has stamped gold lettering that reads, "Obstetrics, // Gynecology, // And Pediatrics. // K. N. FENWICK, M.A., M.D."; title page reads, "MANUAL // OF // Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Pediatrics // BY // KENNETH N. FENWICK, M.A., M.D. // Prof. Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Royal College of // Physicians and Surgeons in affiliation with Queen's University, // Kingston; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England; // Fellow of the Obstetrical Society, Edinburgh; and // Surgeon to the Kingston General Hospital // KINGSTON, ONTARIO: // JOHN HENDERSON & CO., // 1889"; handwritten on page: "Dr. K. N. Fenwick M.D. died on Tuesday // Jan. 21st at 10:45 pm from blood poisoning // incurred while performing an operation // for appendicitis on Thursday Jan 16th // Last operation on Friday at 11 A.M. for // cancer of stomach // Last Lecture on Friday 17th at 2 P.M. on // post partum Hemorrhage // Buried on Friday 24th at 2 P.M."
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Length 18.5 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 3.3 cm
The cloth cover shows wear and water damage; the spine is damaged and pulling away from the book; it has been repaired with masking tape which is getting discoloured and brittle; the pages are complete and flexible with some discolouration, especially at the edges; many pages have fold marks at their upper right corners; there are many handwritten notes on the blank pages included in the book for that purpose.
Further details about dr Fenwick: "A Blessing to the citizens and neighbourhood at large: Dr. Kenneth N. Fenwick and late 19th-century surgery at the Fenwick operating theatre, Kingston, Ontario" (Museum of Health Care at Kingston, 2004); Margaret Angus in Kingston General Hospital: A Social and Institutional History, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal 1973); "The Women's Medical College, 1877-1893," Queen's 175th Anniversary;
"Manual of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Pediatrics", published in 1889, 277-page, can be read online
Late on the evening of Jan. 21, 1896, Fenwick died at home and buried at Cataraqui Cemetery. Fenwick was survived by his third wife of only six months, Miriam MacPherson, and three children from earlier marriages. Facing much sadness, Fenwick was twice widowed. His first wife died of tuberculosis; his second wife died after falling down the stairs shortly after giving birth to a daughter. The Fenwick family lived at 141 King St. E. in what is now the Hotel Belvedere.
Monochrome sepiatone large photograph of ten nurses in the nursing uniform of Kingston General Hospital c1900 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 t…
Monochrome sepiatone large photograph of ten nurses in the nursing uniform of Kingston General Hospital c1900 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.
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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.
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"
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There were thirteen graduates for the Class of 1900 Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.