GD1/8 Margaret Colville Marshall, nurse

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/8
Title: Marshall, Margaret Colville
Dates of Creation of Material: 1925-1975
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 5 items: papers, objects

Name of creator(s): Margaret Colville Marshall (fl.1925-1975), nurse
Biographical History: Trained at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh c1925. She was the first matron of Beechmount Hospital which opened in 1932. In the 1930s she became Senior Assistant to the Lady Superintendent of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Between 1939 and 1944 she was the first Principal Matron of the Scottish Emergency Hospitals and of the Civil Nursing Reserve, and later Chief Nursing Officer of the Department of Health for Scotland. She became Lady Superintendent of Nurses at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1944 and retired in 1955.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: M. C. Marshall, Edinburgh, April 1983

Scope and Content: Affleck Medal for Distinction in Nursing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh School of Nursing 1925; pamphlet containing engraving of old Royal Infirmary, poem by W. E. Henley and advertisement for Anadin 1957; photocopy of diploma of honorary degree of Doctor of Laws of University of Edinburgh with translation 1975; duties of Lady Superintendent of Nurses of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, n.d.
Accruals: No further accessions expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None
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; revised June 2002