Research Collection Catalogue

Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1925 [graduation ring]

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Dates
1925
circa 1925
Collection
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Commemorative
Accession Number
008003001 a-c
Description
Gold graduation ring with octagonal face depicting a simplified Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing insignia including a centered red cross painted in enamel (a); rectangular cardboard box with padded velvet interior with a slit for the ring to be inserted (b); lid for box has decorative vi…
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Accession Number
008003001 a-c
Collection
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett Collection
Category
Commemorative and Communication Artifacts
Nursing
Classification
Nursing
Commemorative
MeSH Heading
Clothing
MM= Clothing -- accessory -- nursing
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Gold graduation ring with octagonal face depicting a simplified Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing insignia including a centered red cross painted in enamel (a); rectangular cardboard box with padded velvet interior with a slit for the ring to be inserted (b); lid for box has decorative vine pattern around top edges (c).
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - ring - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Width 1.8 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
b - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
c - lid - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 1.8 cm
Provenance
Owned by Claire Ellen Penman Bennett, donated by her daughter Marilyn E. Bennett.
Dates
1925
circa 1925
Date Remarks
Marked on object.
Material
metal: yellow
enamel: red
paper: white
fabric: purple
ink: yellow
Inscriptions
Moulded onto face of ring: "K // G // H // 25"; engraved inside ring: "C. E. P. // S. Bs.".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C5-2
Condition Remarks
Ring shows minor tarnishing and wear along edges; box lid has separated corners and bottom box is misshapen on one side.
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
Claire Ellen Penman Bennett graduated from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1925. upon her graduation from the 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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