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Indian nursing collection of Diana Hartley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 77

Scope and Contents

Papers and other material relating to Diana Hartley's work for the T.N.A.I. and her time in India. A folder of correspondence with and concerning Diana Hartley is kept with the collection.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Diana Hartley (1894-1986) was the first full-time Secretary of the Trained Nurses Association of India (T.N.A.I.), 1935-1944. She died on 15 July 1986.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 archive box) : card/paper/photograph/watercolour

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 22

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I; Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 62-63.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Diana Hartley, 1970-1980.

Related Materials

Other material presented to the R.C.S. by Diana Hartley include her photograph album of India (Y3022NNN), photographs of Indian nursing activities in World War II (Y3022OOO) and an album once belonging to Lt. Col. G.L. Walker (Y3022P). The papers of the R.C.S. also include extracts from letters written in Nigeria by Diana Hartley's brother, Richard St John Hartley (RCMS 22/40), letters to Diana Hartley from Alison McBean in South Africa (RCMS 113/62), letters to Hartley from Lucy Latham, a missionary in Uganda (RCMS 168), and copies of the 'Nursing journal of India'.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue and Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.


Hartley, Diana, 1894-1986, nursing administrator in India

Includes index.
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