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nursing sister's veil

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Dates
1950
1991
circa 1950-1991
Collection
Glenys Elliott Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
011010001
Description
Sheer starched white cotton organdy 92.0 cm square nursing sister's veil with a 5.5 cm hemmed border.
Accession Number
011010001
Collection
Glenys Elliott Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Clothing
Textiles
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
Description
Sheer starched white cotton organdy 92.0 cm square nursing sister's veil with a 5.5 cm hemmed border.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Worn by Nursing Sister Glenys Elliott
Dates
1950
1991
circa 1950-1991
Date Remarks
Dates donor wore a nursing sister's uniform
Material
fabric: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007 M
Dimension Notes
Length 92.0 cm x Depth 91.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Internet; Canada's Nursing Sisters; Veterans Affairs Canada; www.vac-acc.gc.ca; Military Uniforms, "Branch of the Master General of the Ordnance", Effective 1 Nov 1939.
Research Facts
Nursing Sister Glenys Elliott trained as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, England and was in the Royal Canadian Navy (1964) until retirement in November 1991.
Nursing Sisters wore this type of "nurse's cap, a white veil, especially for nursing sister's uniforms during WW1 (1914-1918) and WWII (1939-1945).
Dress Regulations, Nursing Sisters RCAMC, 1940: describes the regulation uniform for Nursing sisters: Veil - white organic veil, one yard square, with two inch hem.
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