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Oral history materials for Halifax-based nurses
Each box containing various materials relating to one person.
Oral history materials for those who worked in Halifax. Each includes consent form (various types), interview transcripts and correspondence of various types e.g. arranging time and place of interview and 'thank you' letters. Each also contains 2 audio tapes, an interview template, and a log summary from the audio tapes, contact forms and copyright forms (some signed). Graham's numbering system was in the format: 'HX1: P.T.'
  • GT/2/1

    Material relating to Margaret (Peggy) Titchmarsh Item

    2001-2009
    Mention on log sheet: this was first interviewee, funeral pamphlet for P.T., 3 newspaper clips about P.T., one website printout re: NHS news, correspondence with P.T.'s son and 4 copies of transcript

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interviews held with Mrs Titchmarsh. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Letter dated 25th June 2001, confirming date of interview.
    3. Profile of Mrs Titchmarsh.
    4. 3 items. Signed Informed Consent Form with attached note, dated 15th May 2001. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 29th June 2001. Letter correspondence between Graham Thurgood and Martin Titchmarsh, April - May 2004.
    5. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 29th June 2001.
    6. 2 items. Interview Summary Sheet. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    7. Agreement form, signed by Martin Titchmarsh, dated 12th October 2007.
    8. 7 items. Order of service for Mrs Titchmarsh funeral, 2nd February 2007. 4 cuttings from Evening Courier relating to Mrs Titchmarsh, dated January 2007 - November 2009. Print out of NHS Confederation Press Summaries email newsletter, dated 23 November 2009. Letter, dated 8th February 2007, from Martin Titchmarsh to Graham Thurgood.
    9. 2 items. Letter from Martin Titchmarsh to Graham Thurgood, dated 29th May 2004. Letter from Martin Titchmarsh to Graham Thurgood, dated 10th July 2004.
    10. Letter to Martin Titchmarsh from Graham Thurgood, dated 2nd December 2009.
    11. 3 items. Note from Mrs Titchmarsh to Graham Thurgood, undated. Agreement form signed and dated 14th July 2002. Transcript of 29th June 2001 interview with handwritten annotations.
    12. 3 items. Full transcript of 29th June 2001 interview. Edited transcript of 29th June 2001 interview, pages unnumbered. Edited transcript of 29th June 2001 interview, pages numbered.
    13. Permission form signed by Margaret Titchmarsh, dated 8th March 2001. Handwritten note from Margaret Titchmarsh attached.
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  • GT/2/2

    Material relating to Ann Sleight Item

    2001-2010
    Includes 2 handwritten letters from A.S, 3 email correspondences from A.S.'s daughter, newspaper clip: obituary of A.S and 4 copies of transcript

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interviews held with Mrs Sleight. 1 completed paper template.
    2. 2 items. Signed agreement form, dated 9th October 2007. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Sleight, dated 2nd December 2009.
    3. 3 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Sleight, dated 26th June 2001. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Sleight, dated 14th August 2001. Letter from Mrs Sleight to Graham Thurgood.
    4. Profile of Mrs Sleight.
    5. 2 items. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 27th May 2001. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 1st August 2001.
    6. 2 items. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 27th May 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 1st August 2001.
    7. 2 items. Interview Summary Sheet. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    8. 3 items. Letter from Mrs Sleight to Graham Thurgood. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Sleight, dated 14th August 2001. Print out of email correspondence between Graham Thurgood and Joan Sleight, dated October 2007.
    9. 3 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Sleight, dated 10th July 2002. Letter from Mrs Sleight to Graham Thurgood, dated 19th July 2002. Full transcript of 1st August 2001 interview with handwritten annotations.
    10. 2 items. Print out of email correspondence between Graham Thurgood and Joan Sleight, August 2010. Cutting from Evening Courier, 15th June 2010.
    11. 3 items. Full transcript of 1st August 2001 interview. Edited transcript of 1st August 2001 interview, pages numbered. Edited transcript of 1st August 2001 interview, pages unnumbered.

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  • GT/2/3

    Material relating to Dorothy Marsden Item

    2001-2009
    Contains handwritten letter from D.M. and 3 copies of transcript

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interviews held with Miss Marsden OBE. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Profile of Miss Marsden.
    3. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 2nd August 2001.
    4. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 2nd August 2001.
    5. 2 items. Interview Summary Sheet. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    6. Signed agreement form, dated 11th October 2007.
    7. 2 items. Letter from Miss Marsden to Graham Thurgood, dated 23rd August 2002. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Marsden, dated 2nd December 2009.
    8. 2 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Marsden, dated 5th August 2002. Full transcript of 2nd August 2001 interview with handwritten annotations.
    9. 2 items. Full transcript of 2nd August 2001 interview with some wording in colour and handwritten correction. Full transcript of 2nd August 2001 interview.
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  • GT/2/4

    Material relating to Margaret Johnston Item

    1937-2010
    Material relating to Margaret (Peggy) Johnston. 1 cassette tape, 3 letters to Mr Horrocks-Taylor (M.J.'s son), handwritten letter from M.J., order of proceedings for funeral of M.J. and 1 copy of transcript. Items GT/2/4/9 - GT/2/4/9/28 were deposited with University Archives by GT 19 August 2005 with an accompanying note "Miss Johnstone archive".

    1. 2 items. 1 audio cassette of interview held with Miss Johnston. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 4th August 2001.
    3. 2 items. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 21st May 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 4th August 2001.
    4. 2 items. Interview Summary Sheet. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    5. 2 items. Agreement form signed by Geoffrey Horrocks-Taylor, dated 18th October 2007. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mr Horrocks-Taylor, dated 2nd December 2009.
    6. Letter from Katherine Hogan, dated 26th January 2010.
    7. 3 items. Letter from Miss Johnston to Graham Thurgood, dated 24th October 2003. Order of service for MJ funeral, 20th December 2004. Print out of death announcement from newspaper, December 2004.
    8. 3 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Johnston, dated 21st October 2003. Signed agreement form, dated 24th October 2003. Full transcript of 4th August 2001 interview, with handwritten annotations.
    9. Certificate awarded to M.J. by The British Red Cross Society for qualifying examination in First Aid in Chemical Warfare, dated 12th April 1937.
    10. Certificate awarded to M.J. by Leeds General Infirmary Training School for Nurses for qualifying examination in Invalid Cookery, dated 3rd December 1937.
    11. Certificate awarded to M.J. by Leeds General Infirmary Training School for Nurses, dated 28th October 1941.
    12. Certificate awarded to M.J. by Leeds Maternity Hospital, dated 5th May 1942.
    13. Certificate awarded to M.J. by Central Midwives Board, dated 21 June 1943.
    14. 1 ring-binder folder with the name of Halifax General Infirmary embossed on front. Folder contains 2 sections. First section contains German phrases and words with English translations. Second section appears to contain an inventory of people and locations where Airmail post has been sent to.
    15. Copy of Balliere's Nurses Dictionary by Barbara F. Cape, inscribed with M.J.'s name on first page.
    16. Group photograph of 9 women at the Women of the North Luncheon event from 1981. Inscription on card wallet containing photograph identifies "Peggy Top Row 2nd from left".
    17. Letter to Colonel Sheepshanks, Branch Director of B.R.C.S recommending M. J. for Certificate of Honour, Class III. Dated 21st March 1961.
    18. Certificate awarded to M.J. by The General Nursing Council for England and Wales for Sister Tutor Certificate, dated 28th January 1949.
    19. Letter dated 3rd May 1963 from Matron Miss G. E. Watts at Leeds General Infirmary to M.J.
    20. Certificate awarded to M.J. for qualifying in registration to The General Nursing Council of England and Wales, dated 22nd November 1940
    21. Uniform Permit in M.J.'s name from The General Nursing Council of England and Wales, dated 20th January 1947.
    22. Postcard with image of Ward 9 at Leeds Infirmary addressed to a Mrs Thomas of Halifax, undated.
    23. Letter to M.J. from Dr Stephen T. Anning of Leeds, dated 30th May 1962.
    24. Draft of letter with handwritten annotations from G.T. to M.J., dated 31 May 2000.
    25. Photocopy of article "The History of Halifax General Hospital, 1897-1997" by J. G. Washington from Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society. 22 pages.
    26. "History of the Royal Infirmary 1896-1948" from Mike Barnes, Trust Archivist. 2 pages.
    27. Copy of 100 Years of Caring: A History of the Royal Halifax Infirmary (1896-1996) booklet.
    28. Copy of Leadership and the Nurse by Margaret Schurr, inscribed with M.J.'s name inside front cover.
    29. Folder of material gathered by Ms Johnstone as part of her associations with the Standing Conference of Women's Organisations.
    NB: Items 9 - 29 were deposited with University Archives by GT 19 August 2005.
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  • GT/2/5

    Material relating to Mary Sykes Item

    1950-2009
    Includes 2 payslips (dated 1950 and 1952), copied photo sheet with notes: a play done by nurses including actors names, a newspaper clip re: nursing in Halifax over time and only one copy of transcript

    1. 2 items. 1 audio cassette of interview held with Miss Sykes. 1 completed paper template.
    2. 2 items. Signed agreement form, dated 11th October 2007. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Sykes, dated 2nd December 2009.
    3. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Sykes, dated 5th August 2001.
    4. 2 items. Profile of Miss Sykes. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Sykes, dated 27th January 2004.
    5. 2 items. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 3rd August 2001. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 8th August 2001.
    6. 2 items. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 3rd August 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 8th August 2001.
    7. 2 payslips dated 31st March 1950 and 31st March 1952.
    8. 2 items. Interview Summary Sheet. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    9. 2 items. Script for play "A Short Pageant of Nursing". Document with small reproduced photographs with handwritten annotations.
    10. Letter from Miss Sykes to Graham Thurgood, dated 13th March 2003.
    11. Newspaper cutting from Halifax Evening Courier, 8th November 2004.
    12. Full transcript of 8th August 2001 interview.
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  • GT/2/6

    Material relating to Winifred Bland Item

    2001-2009
    Handwritten letter from W.B. (re: transcript amendments) and 2 copies of transcript

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interview held with Mrs Bland. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Bland, dated 2nd December 2009.
    3. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Bland, dated 30th July 2001.
    4. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Bland, dated 13th August 2001.
    5. Profile of Mrs Bland.
    6. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    7. 2 items. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 11th August 2001. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 17th August 2001.
    8. 3 items. Letter from Mrs Bland to Graham Thurgood, March 2004. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 11th August 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 17th August 2001.
    9. Signed agreement form, dated 14th October 2007.
    10. 4 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Bland, dated 26th February 2004. Signed agreement form, undated. Full transcript of 17th August 2001 interview. Full transcript of 17th August 2001 interview with notations regarding recording onto cassette.
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  • GT/2/7

    Material relating to Margaret Mulligan Item

    2001-2009
    Contains email correspondence and 2 copies of transcript

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interview held with Miss Mulligan. 1 completed paper template.
    2. 2 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Mulligan, dated 29th August 2001. Profile of Miss Mulligan.
    3. 2 items. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 20th August 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 4th September 2001.
    4. Letter from Graham Thurgood, dated 29th August 2001.
    5. 2 items. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 20th August 2001. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 4th September 2001.
    6. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    7. 3 items. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Mulligan, dated 16th March 2004.Print out of email correspondence between Graham Thurgood and Margaret Sunter, dated 7th December 2009. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Margaret Sunter, dated 2nd December 2009.
    8. Full transcript of 4th September 2001 interview.
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  • GT/2/8

    Material relating to Dorothy Rushton Item

    2000-2009
    Includes correspondence with E. Noray (D.R.'s daughter), newspaper clip advertising for interviewees, correspondence with J. Higham, copied photo sheet with 2 original photos and 2 copies of transcript (one with loose pages).

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interview held with Mrs Rushton. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    3. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 22nd September 2001.
    4. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 20th August 2001.
    5. 2 items. Agreement form signed by E. Noray, dated 15th October 2007. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Noray, dated 2nd December 2009.
    6. 5 items. Letter from Miss Jill Higham to Graham Thurgood, dated 30th May 2001. Photocopy of letter, with attached newspaper clipping, from Miss Jill Higham to Graham Thurgood, dated 15th April 2000. Letter from Miss Jill Higham to Graham Thurgood, dated 15th April 2000. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Higham, dated 19th April 2000. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Rushton, dated 19th April 2000.
    7. 5 items. 2 reproduced photographs. Photocopy of photographs. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Noray, dated 20th August 2001. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Rushton, dated 19th April 2000.
    8. 2 items. Full transcript of 22nd September 2001 interview. Letter from Mrs Noray to Graham Thurgood, dated 10th April 2003.
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  • GT/2/9

    Material relating to Betty Honour Item

    2001-2009
    Includes handwritten letter from B.H. attached to consent form and only one copy of transcript

    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interview held with Mrs Honour. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Honour, dated 2nd December 2009.
    3. Profile of Mrs Honour.
    4. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 4th September 2001. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 19th October 2001.
    5. 2 items. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 4th September 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 19th October 2001.
    6. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    7. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Mrs Honour, dated 8th October 2001.
    8. Signed agreement form, with attached handwritten note. Dated 13th October 2007.
    9. Full transcript of 19th October 2001 interview.
    10. Permission form signed by Betty Honour, dated 8th March 2001.
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  • GT/2/10

    Material relating to Joyce Astley Item

    1958-2009
    Contains small handwritten card from J.A, 3 pamphlets re: prize-giving to nurses, copy from journal with photos, copy of newspaper clip and only one copy of transcript
    1. 3 items. 2 audio cassettes of interview held with Miss Astley. 1 completed paper template.
    2. Profile of Miss Astley.
    3. 2 items. Signed Informed Consent Form, dated 21st December 2001. Copyright Agreement, Clearance Note and Deposit Instructions form, signed and dated 21st December 2001.
    4. 2 items. Profile of Miss Astley. Letter from Graham Thurgood to Miss Astley, dated 2nd December 2009.
    5. Interview Log and Data Sheet.
    6. 2 items. Signed agreement form, dated 19th October 2007. Note card with handwritten message from Miss Astley, dated 12th October 2007.
    7. 5 items. 3 photocopied pamphlets re: prize-giving to nurses dated 13th September 1956, 23rd October 1959 and 6th October 1960. Photocopy of clipping taken from Nursing Times, 10th January 1958. Photocopy of newspaper clipping from 26th January 1960.
    8. Full transcript of 21st December 2001 interview.

    9. Supplementary material donated by Joyce Astley to Archives 21 December 2001. Letter of donation from Miss Astley included. It is presumed that Ms Astley attended the events pertaining to the following programmes.
    a: newspaper cutting with Jan 26 1960 inscribed at bottom. Article concerns retirement of Sister Annie Ford of Royal Halifax Infirmary.
    b: typed Senior Nurses' Examination for Medicine, dated December 1954.
    c: programme for Royal Halifax Infirmary Nurses's Christian Fellowship Harvest Festival, 26 September 1954.
    d: hymn sheet for Hospital Sunday Service at Halifax Parish Church, 17 October 1954.
    e: article from Nursing Times, 10 January 1958. Article concerns a number of different prize giving ceremonies.
    f: programme for Presentation of Prizes and Certificates to Student Nurses at Royal Halifax Infirmary, 13 September 1956. "N. Astley" handwritten on front cover.
    g: programme for Presentation of Prizes and Certificates to Student Nurses at Royal Halifax Infirmary, 23 October 1959.
    h: programme for Presentation of Prizes and Certificates to Student Nurses at Royal Halifax Infirmary, 6 October 1960.
    i: programme for Presentation of Prizes and Certificates to Student Nurses at Royal Halifax Infirmary, 12 October 1961.
    j: programme for Presentation of Prizes and Certificates to Student Nurses at Royal Halifax Infirmary, 18 October 1962.
    k: programme for Presentation of Prizes and Certificates to Student Nurses at Royal Halifax Infirmary, 31 October 1963.

    Also donated with rest of material from no. 9
    j: a folder of handwritten notes during Miss Astley's training. "Joyce Astley, Royal Halifax Infirmary, Halifax. November 1952" handwritten on first page of folder.


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