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35th Reunion of St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1946 [photograph]

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Dates
1981
circa 1981
Collection
Susanne Martel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
005019009
Description
A colour photograph of members of the St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1946.
  1 image  
Accession Number
005019009
Collection
Susanne Martel Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Photography
Description
A colour photograph of members of the St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1946.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's mother, Mary Pillar (married name McAlpine), a 1946 graduate of the St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing, in Toronto.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1981
circa 1981
Date Remarks
Written on artefact
Material
paper: multicolored
Inscriptions
"June / 81 // Reunion" written in pen on the back of the photograph.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 4
Length
11.2 cm
Width
8.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Width 8.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Some discoloration and slight damage around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"The St. Michael's Story," St. Michael's Hospital, http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/about/history.php, accessed July 13th, 2020.
Research Facts
St. Michael's Hospital School of Nursing is an urban Roman Catholic hospital based nursing school in Toronto. It was founded in 1892 by the Sisters of St. Joseph to care for the poor, Beginning with 26 beds, by 1912 there were 300 beds and a five room operating suite. "Between 1892 and 1974, St. Michael's School of Nursing graduated 81 classes, totalling 5,177 graduates. The school was closed in 1974 when nursing education was moved into the province's community college system." Their motto, "Quod Minimis Mihi Fecisti," means "You Did It For Me." The reunion was the 35th anniversary and took place in 1981.
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50 year reunion Hamilton General Hospital Nurses Training School Class of 1946 [photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact15407
Dates
1996
circa 1996
Category
Archival
Archival, photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
010051004
Description
Wood framed rectangular colour nurses alumna 50 year reunion photograph of Hamilton General Hospital Nurses Training School Class of 1946; photograph depicts 26 women arranged in two rows with the front row seated on two couches; nurses are in front of large burgundy curtain; clear glass glaze at f…
  2 images  
Accession Number
010051004
Category
Archival
Archival, photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Archival
Schools, Nursing
Schools, Nursing -- pictorial works
Nurses
Nurses -- portraits
Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Wood framed rectangular colour nurses alumna 50 year reunion photograph of Hamilton General Hospital Nurses Training School Class of 1946; photograph depicts 26 women arranged in two rows with the front row seated on two couches; nurses are in front of large burgundy curtain; clear glass glaze at front and moulded wooden frame painted black with silver coloured trim; photograph mounted inside frame with black card paper with gold coloured border; thick light brown cardboard backing secured with grey metal brad nails and staples; grey metal mounting wire stretched horizontally across back and attached with grey metal eye screws.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donor is son of original owner: Verna Mae Sproule (1 May 1922 – 2003), Hamilton General Hospital Training School Class 1946. Miss Sproule worked at Kingston General Hospital as scrub nurse for Dr. Bingham.
Site Made (City)
Hamilton
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1996
circa 1996
Date Remarks
Donor file suggests this was the 50 year reunion
Material
paper: tan, black
ink: gold
glass: clear
wood: brown
paint: black, silver
metal: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-1
Length
28.6 cm
Width
23.4 cm
Depth
1.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratching and chipping of paint all over frame; minor scratching of backing board, especially around nails and staples; minor adhesive residue on glaze near top proper right corner.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Website
Reference Comments
Donor file 010.051
“Hamilton General Hospital.” History of Health Care in Hamilton, McMaster University, 2020.
Research Facts
This is an Alumna reunion of the Hamilton General Hospital Training School Class of 1946. Verna Mae Sproule (1 May 1922 – 2003), the mother of the artifact donor, was a member of the graduating class; Sproule also briefly worked at Kingston General Hospital as a scrub nurse for Dr. Bingham. The donor indicates that this was likely the 50 year reunion.
The Hamilton General Hospital training school for nurses was an apprenticeship style program that began in 1890; the program was initially two years, but was expanded to a three-year program led by the head nurse and physicians; it involved formal instruction and on the job training; the Hamilton General Hospital School of Nursing discontinued in 1973 when Mohawk College took over the program.
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Ann Baillie, Superintendent of Nurses at Kingston General Hospital circa 1935-1939 [photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact12536
Dates
1935
1939
circa 1935-1939
Collection
Mary Guest Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
008046002
Description
Monochromatic photograph of Ann Baillie in nurse's uniform standing casually in front of building named in her honour; mounted in a painted wooden swinging frame; glass front and fabric backing held in place with nails.
  1 image  
Accession Number
008046002
Collection
Mary Guest Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
MM = Commemorative and Association Items
Photography
Description
Monochromatic photograph of Ann Baillie in nurse's uniform standing casually in front of building named in her honour; mounted in a painted wooden swinging frame; glass front and fabric backing held in place with nails.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Mary (Partridge) Guest
Dates
1935
1939
circa 1935-1939
Date Remarks
Paul Robertson, Curator
Material
paper: white
ink: black
wood: brown
glass: clear
paint: grey
fabric: green
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1
Length
21.6 cm
Width
20.6 cm
Depth
6.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 21.6 cm x Width 20.6 cm x Depth 6.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Photograph and fabric backing faded; paint on frame is chipped and worn
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Archives
Reference Comments
Mary Guest
Archeion, Archives Association of Ontario, "Fonds KGH 5999-1004 - Ann Baillie fonds". https://www.archeion.ca/ann-baillie-fonds
Research Facts
Donor is Mary (Partridge) Guest, Class of 1964, daughter of Margaret (Howse) Partridge, Class of 1932; both graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
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.
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Annie & Josie Green,Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14123
Dates
1909
1910
circa 1909-1910
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
012014005
Description
Black and white photograph affixed to thick tan cardstock depciting two nurses in graduating uniforms with red fabric cross on right sleeve; white sticker label with black ink are attached to backing with details of the nurse plus handwritten in pencil same information.
  2 images  
Accession Number
012014005
Collection
Paul Fritz Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
Schools, Nursing -- pictorial works
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Photography
Description
Black and white photograph affixed to thick tan cardstock depciting two nurses in graduating uniforms with red fabric cross on right sleeve; white sticker label with black ink are attached to backing with details of the nurse plus handwritten in pencil same information.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated to museum by Paul Fritz; originally belonged to donor's great aunt Anne Elizabeth Green, a nursing graduate from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1909.
Dates
1909
1910
circa 1909-1910
Date Remarks
Graduation dates
Material
paper: tan, white
ink: brown, black
graphite: grey
Inscriptions
Written in pencil on backing: "With much love // from // [illeg.] Annie & Josie // Annie E. Green // Josie Green // Graduates of // Kingston General // Hospital"; written in black ink on white sticker label on backing: "GREEN, ANNIE E // GREEN, JOSIE // GRADUATES OF KINGSTON GENERAL // HOSPITAL 0/0 BROCK GREEN, SR."; written in black ink on white sticker label attached to plastic slipcover: "GREEN, ANNIE E. (NURSING SISTER // IN W. W. I) // GREEN, JOSIE // BOTH GRADUATES OF KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Length
17.6 cm
Width
12.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 17.6 cm x Width 12.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Cardstock backing is discoloured and worn particularly along edges; minor surface grime
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Websites
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston General Hosptial School of Nursing graduation list
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Andrea Melvin, “Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Nursing Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Dr. Margaret Angus Research Fellowship, 2008. Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Research Facts
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing existed from 1886-1974 and was a hospital-based training school. Anne graduated with a class of ten students in 1909 and Josie graduated in 1910 with eleven students. 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.
Kingston General Hospital had the symbol of the red cross displayed on the sleeves of nursing uniforms, seen as the “international symbol of mercy,” which later became the symbol of the International Red Cross Association. As such, the hospital began embroidering its initials “KGH” onto the cross to distinguish themselves from the Red Cross.
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Cora Burnside, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1923 [photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10964
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
998008008
Description
A black and white photograph of Cora Burnside; she is not wearing her nurse's uniform; contains some historical information printed on the back
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Accession Number
998008008
Collection
Cora Burnside Collection
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
Photography
Description
A black and white photograph of Cora Burnside; she is not wearing her nurse's uniform; contains some historical information printed on the back
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Possibly a graduation photograph.
Dates
1923
circa 1923
Date Remarks
Dated 1923
Material
paper: black; white
ink: black
Inscriptions
"CORA FRANCES // BURNSIDE // KGH 1923" printed on the front beneath the picture; "CORA FRANCES // BURNSIDE // IROQUOIS ONTARIO // COUSIN OF ARMOREL LOUISE BEACH // BOTH KGH 1923 // RETIRED FROM NURSING // NEW YORK // NOV 30 1971 // DIED FEB 1996" prined in pen on the back.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 8
Length
12.5 cm
Width
7.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 12.5 cm x Width 7.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Susan Muer-Simpson
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
Cora Frances Burnside was a graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1923; she worked in New York until 1971 and died in 1996.
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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Doris Gray, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1935 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10894
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
001043024
Description
Black and white graduation photograph of Doris Gray from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1935; inside a charcoal coloured cardboard cover with a page inside before the photo; shows Doris sitting down in her nursing uniform with her graduation certificate and a bouquet of re…
  1 image  
Accession Number
001043024
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Photography
Description
Black and white graduation photograph of Doris Gray from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1935; inside a charcoal coloured cardboard cover with a page inside before the photo; shows Doris sitting down in her nursing uniform with her graduation certificate and a bouquet of red roses.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Appears to have been given to Mabel McColl by her friend Doris Gray in 1935; donated to the alumnae by Mabel's daughter Kaye Wilson.
Maker
Boyes
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Date 1935 written on object
Material
paper: black, white
card: charcoal
Inscriptions
"Portrait by Boyes, Kingston, Canada" printed under the portrait; "All My Love old Pal // Doris." printed in ink on the photograph; "Doris Gray // 1935" printed in pen on the back of the photograph.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 8
Length
27.6 cm
Width
18.7 cm
Depth
0.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 27.6 cm x Width 18.7 cm x Depth 0.3 cm
Condition Remarks
The cover is worn around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
Mabel McColl and Doris Gray graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1935.
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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Doris Gray, Mabel McColl and Jean Shibley, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1935 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10896
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Images
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Accession Number
001043026
Description
A black and white graduation photograph of Doris Gray, Mabel McColl and Jean Shibley from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1935; the photograph is attached to a card and has a sheet of paper resting over it, attached on the left; the photo shows the three nurses standing bes…
  1 image  
Accession Number
001043026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Archival Items
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Archival, Images
Portrait Picture
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Photography
Description
A black and white graduation photograph of Doris Gray, Mabel McColl and Jean Shibley from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1935; the photograph is attached to a card and has a sheet of paper resting over it, attached on the left; the photo shows the three nurses standing beside each other, in uniform, each with her certificate and a bouquet of roses; the backing card has a stand on it.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to Mabel McColl; donated to the alumnae by Mabel's daughter Kaye Wilson.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1935
circa 1935
Date Remarks
Date written on object
Material
paper: black, white
card: charcoal
Inscriptions
"Doris Gray Mabel McColl Jean Shibley // 1935" printed in pen on the back.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 8
Length
25.7 cm
Width
20.3 cm
Depth
0.2 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 25.7 cm x Width 20.3 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Some wear around the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Marilyn Boston
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
Doris Gray, Mabel McColl, and Jean Shibley graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1935.
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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Dorothy Tweddell, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1936 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10955
Dates
2004
circa 2004
Collection
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
004030011
Description
A reproduction black and white graduation photograph of Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant dressed in her graduation nursing uniform.
  1 image  
Accession Number
004030011
Collection
Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
Photography
Description
A reproduction black and white graduation photograph of Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant dressed in her graduation nursing uniform.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
This is a copy of the graduation photograph for Dorothy (Tweddell) Grant from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
2004
circa 2004
Date Remarks
Reproducted to go with donation; from 1936 photograph
Material
paper: white, black
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 8
Length
10.8 cm
Width
8.4 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 10.8 cm x Width 8.4 cm
Condition Remarks
There are some creases in the paper; there is a ring around the centre of the picture where part of the picture has been under an acidic matteboard.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Reference Comments
Donna Tweddell
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Research Facts
Dorothy Tweddell was a graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1936; the same photo appears in the 1936 yearbook.
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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Evelyn Patterson, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1903 [graduation photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14687
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
013030001
Description
Stiff paper cardboard with decorative design incised around oval sepia toned photograph of a woman in a nursing uniform that includes long slim dark undersleeves, short puffy top white fabric sleeve with a dark fabric cross sewn on and bib style long apron, high starched collar and puffed small nur…
  2 images  
Accession Number
013030001
Category
Archival
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Photograph
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Archival
Photography
Nurses -- portraits
Description
Stiff paper cardboard with decorative design incised around oval sepia toned photograph of a woman in a nursing uniform that includes long slim dark undersleeves, short puffy top white fabric sleeve with a dark fabric cross sewn on and bib style long apron, high starched collar and puffed small nurses cap; standing upright in photo.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to donor's paternal aunt, Evelyn Patterson, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1903.
Maker
C. H. Boyes
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1903
circa 1903
Date Remarks
Graduation date; written on object
Inscriptions
On front: "C. H. Boyes // KINGSTON // CANADA"; on back: "Evelyn Patterson '03 // To Grace // From Auntie "Pat: Leggett"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Assorted Binder A pg 19 b
Length
18.0 cm
Width
9.5 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 18.0 cm X Width 9.5 cm X Depth 0.01 cm
Condition Remarks
paper faded; minor foxing on fornt; minor stains from fingerprints
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Document
Website
Book
Reference Comments
Kingston Health Sciences Centre website, "KGH School of Nursing," (https://kingstonhsc.ca/kgh-school-nursing)
Andrea Melvin, “Badges of Honour or Devices of Control?: Nursing Uniforms at Kingston General Hospital Training School for Nurses,” Dr. Margaret Angus Research Fellowship, 2008. Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Research Facts
Other family members in the nursing profession also graduating from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing: maternal aunts Emma McLean,, Class of 1921, and Gertrude McLean, Class of 1927, Grace Patterson Ledgerwood, Class of 1956. Her nephew was Dr. Stuart Patterson.
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.
Kingston General Hospital had the symbol of the red cross displayed on the sleeves of nursing uniforms, seen as the “international symbol of mercy,” which later became the symbol of the International Red Cross Association. As such, the hospital began embroidering its initials “KGH” onto the cross to distinguish themselves from the Red Cross.
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Fenwick Operating Theatre at Kingston General Hospital 1906 [photograph]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact10616
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Accession Number
004004004
Description
Black and white photograph showing six people posing in the Fenwick Operating Theatre at Kingston General Hospital; there are two men in suits in front of a wall, with three nurses and another suited man behind the wall; the photo is mounted on a cardboard backing; Note: the file names of the photo…
  1 image  
Accession Number
004004004
Collection
Mrs. Betty Young Macpherson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Classification
Archival, Images
Nursing
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Nurses -- portraits
Hospitals -- pictorial works
Photography
Description
Black and white photograph showing six people posing in the Fenwick Operating Theatre at Kingston General Hospital; there are two men in suits in front of a wall, with three nurses and another suited man behind the wall; the photo is mounted on a cardboard backing; Note: the file names of the photos got reversed by the photographer.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's mother, Ethel Gallagher, who graduated from Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1906; the nurse in the centre is believed to be Ethel.
Site Made (City)
Kingston
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Printed on back of photo.
Material
paper: black; white
cardboard: black
Inscriptions
"Operation Theatre // 1906" printed on the back of the photo in pen.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-2 Box 5
Length
16.0 cm
Width
13.4 cm
Depth
0.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Width 13.4 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
Condition Remarks
The cardboard backing is slightly bent and has some minor wear; the backing is also faded; the photo is pulling away from the backing in a few places.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Reference Comments
"The Fenwick Operating Theatre," Kingston General Hospital Site, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, https://kingstonhsc.ca/fenwick-operating-theatre
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The Fenwick Operating Theatre opened in October 1895, and was added to the main hospital building. It cost $4000 to construct, and was named after Dr. Kenneth N. Fenwick, who donated over half the cost. The theatre had a domed ceiling with a skylight and ten windows. There were three rows of seats for up to 100 medical students to observe operations from. The room was round so that there were no corners where dirt and germs could collect, and it could be cleaned easily.
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