Scope and Contents
Letters, reminiscences, printed items, photographs and medals relating to Mary Ward. The collection also includes material concerning Ward's brother Leonard, the Cossey, Voysey and Sargent families and Bishop Walmsley.
- 1840 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical / Historical
Mary Alexandria Ward (1866-1965) was born at Brentwood, Essex, on 13 July 1866. She trained as a nurse at Tottenham Hospital before joining the staff of the Princess Christian Hospital in Sierra Leone, where she worked until 1897. She was in government service in Nigeria, 1899-1917, during which time she took charge of the base hospital at Cape Coast during the Ashanti Campaign of 1900. From 1917 until her retirement in 1930 she was Honorary Matron of the Princess Christian Hospital. Mary Ward died on 8 September 1965.
.033 archive box(es) (3 archive boxes and 1 folder) : card/metal/paper/photograph
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Other Finding Aids
There is a detailed catalogue entry in MSS Addenda, vol. I, including a listing of each piece of correspondence.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented by Dr Rachel Elliott, 1985-1986.
This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
Ward, Mary Alexandria, 1866-1965, nurse
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