Early in March 2009 I visited St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Bart’s) where Edie trained between October 1900 and October 1904 and was able to track down some information about her time there.
I think this is a Bart’s uniform which Edie is wearing. I would love to hear from anyone who can confirm (or refute) this. Email Dick Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The archivists were very helpful and dug out the relevant volume of the Matron’s Register of Probationers. It seems that Edie progressed from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ which is not the least bit surprising. However, I would love to know what the sense of ‘Quite’ is in the final entry!
The page below is a copy from the Matron’s Register of Probationers and is included here Courtesy of St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives.
Dick Robinson May 2009
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