GD1/30 Elizabeth Mackay Macdonald, nurse

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/30
Title: Macdonald, Elizabeth Mackay
Dates of Creation of Material: 1908-1915
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 8 items: papers

Name of creator(s): Elizabeth Mackay MacDonald (1885-1966), nurse
Biographical History: Born in Caithness in 1885 MacDonald trained as a nurse at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh School of Nursing until 1914. She went on to serve during World War I in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve), which had been set up in 1902 to replace the Army Nursing Service. In October 1917 she was awarded the Royal Red Cross in recognition of her service at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. She died in Edinburgh in 1966.
Archival History: Donated by family to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Archive, 1970
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Found in 79 Lauriston Place, 1987

Scope and Content: Certificate of training 1910; certificate of registration Edinburgh City Hospital 1911; regulations for admission to Nursing Service Reserve 1908; letters of pay authorisation 1915; uniform and camp kit lists for Reserve; RIE School of Nursing certificate 1914; World War I passport 1914; military hospital identity card 1915
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; last updated August 2009.