Nursing Source List

Nursing Committees and Associations

Click on the reference link (in blue) for the collection catalogue and find the relevant reference for more information about the records.  They are listed below by hospital/institution collection.  You may have to scroll down the page as the list is quite long. 

Please consult the full catalogue entry for any items of interest as the covering dates given below are for entire sections which may include some records unrelated to nurse training.


Please also note that personnel and patient records relating to specific individuals and created within the last 100 years are subject to access restrictions under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.


Collection/Description Reference
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh LHB1/1-61A
Minutes of the Nursing Committee, 1903-1946 LHB1/2/54-60
Maternity Committee: Papers, 1937-1948 LHB1/52
Nursing Committee: Papers, 1923-1970 LHB1/54
Miscellaneous Committee papers, 1950-1983 LHB1/59
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh LHB1/62-112a
Administration Department: Files, 1960s-1970s LHB1/80 (especially nos. 78 and 90)
Administration Department: Files, 1970s-1980s LHB1/81 (especially no. 256)
RIE Sisters' Association, 1933-1986 LHB1/92
General Nursing Council for Scotland, 1939-1961 LHB1/105
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals Group


Minutes of Board of Management and Committee (includes Nursing Committee), 1948-1974 LHB2/1
Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital and Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion LHB3
Practical Midwifery Board Administration Minutes, 1908-1922 LHB3/6
Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children LHB5
Minute Books, 1859-1948 LHB5/1
Leith Hospital LHB6
Minute Books, 1846-1948 LHB6/1
Royal Edinburgh Hospital LHB7
Minute Books, 1792-1948


Nursing, 1911-1969 LHB7/33 (especially nos. 23-26)
Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital LHB8A
Minutes of Senior Nursing and Midwifery Staff Meetings, 1965-1988 LHB8A/3
Deaconess Hospital LHB12
Minutes of Miscellaneous Hospital Committees and Sub-committees, 1913-1945 LHB12/10
Edinburgh Central Hospitals LHB29
Chalmers Hospital Files, 1948-1970 LHB29/2 (especially no.56)