Nursing Source List


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 training and personnel 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 LHB1/62-112a
Administration Department Files, 1970s-1980s LHB1/81
Probationers' Applications, 1953-1966 LHB1/94
Record of Training, 1903-1956 LHB1/95
Probationers' Time Books, 1903-1963 LHB1/96
Registers of Nurses trained in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 1873-1962 LHB1/97
Miscellaneous registers and students' financial ledgers, 1901-1988 LHB1/98
Theatre Nursing Student Registers, 1957-1962 LHB1/100/2
Theatre Nursing Courses, 1957-1984 LHB1/100/3
Nurses and Nursing School: Rules, Duties and Training, 1872-1973 LHB1/104
General Nursing Council for Scotland, 1939-1961 LHB1/105
Correspondence, 1921-1970 LHB1/106
Nursing Papers: Centenary Celebrations, 1970-1979 LHB1/107
"The Pelican", magazine of the Training School, 1927-2004 LHB1/109a
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh LHB1/113-205
Beechmount Radium Institute, 1932-1967 LHB1/193
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Associated Hospitals group LHB2
Brochures, 1960-1970 LHB2/5
Nurse Training, 1956-1974 LHB2/15
Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital and Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion LHB3/3A
Register of Nurses, 1892-1942


Miscellaneous Volumes, 1871-1977 LHB3/21
Constitution, Laws, Rules and Regulations, c.1864-c.1959 LHB3/22
Papers relating to medical staff and affairs, 1921-1938 LHB3/34 (especially nos. 2, 15-16)
Commencement of Employment registers, 1941-1982 LHB3A/1
Booking of Student Midwives, 1974-1994 LHB3A/2
Register of Pupil Midwives, 1939-1975 LHB3A/3
Photo Albums and Scrap Books, 1898-1989 LHB3A/10
A Textbook for Midwives, 1953-1981 LHB3A/12
Teaching X-rays, 1970s LHB3A/17
Chalmers Hospital LHB4
Staff Addresses and Registers, 1894-1978 LHB4/7
Nursing Documents and Correspondence, 1941-1982 LHB4/8
Nurses' Training School, 1938-1980 (including South Edinburgh School of Nursing, 1962-1967 and North Lothian College of Nursing, 1971-1979 LHB4/9
Chalmers Hospital Nurses' League, 1986 LHB4/25
See also Edinburgh Central Hospitals below  
Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children LHB5
Register of Student Nurses, 1951-1967 LHB5/40
Constitution and Rules, 1859-1917 LHB5/19
REHSC Printed Appeals, Histories etc., 1859-1966 LHB5/20 (especially no. 6)
Royal Edinburgh Hospital LHB7
Annual Reports, 1792-1947 LHB7/7 (especially nos. 10-16)
Nursing, 1911-1968


Bruntsfield Hospital and Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital LHB8/8A
Miscellaneous Administrative papers, 1892-1989 LHB8/14 (especially nos. 33-34)
Registers of Nursing Staff (Bruntsfield), 1920-1975 LHB8/22
Photographs (EIMMH), 1963-1974


Staff registers (EIMMH), 1919-1988 LHB8A/23
Deaconess Hospital LHB12
Administration, 1894-1947 LHB12/15
Nurses' Records, 1894-1967 LHB12/22
Nursing: Documents and Correspondence, 1922-1946 LHB12/23
City Hospital LHB23
Nursing Registers, 1889-1970 LHB23/18
Nursing Daily Training Record, 1901-1946 LHB23/19
Nurses' Education, 1904-1984 LHb23/22
Edinburgh Central Hospitals LHB29
Chalmers Hospital Files, 1948-1970 LHB29/2 (especially nos. 56-58)
Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital LHB30
Printed Pamphlets, 1929-1982 LHB30/14 (especially no. 10)
Administration Files, 1946-1971 LHB30/16
Gogarburn Hospital LHB36
Printed Pamphlets, 1971-1982 and n.d. LHB36/15
South Eastern Regional Hospital Board LHB38
Administration: Nursing, n.d. LHB38/3
Files of the Secretary to the Board, 1949-1970 LHB38/7 (especially nos. 96-113)
Bangour Village Hospital LHB44
Student Nurse/Probationer Application Forms, 1945-1955