The fonds consists primarily of letters written during World War I to Drake's sister Daisy Molson and sister's husband, John Dunham Molson. Letters are accompanied by transcriptions and biographical material prepared by Martha E. McKenna. Also included are newspaper clippings dated 1915-1918 on Drake and the Canadian Army Medical Corps hospital run by McGill, one pocket notebook documenting Drake's time with the CAMC in France from 1915-1916, and a membership card to the Royal Club for Ladies from Beyond the Seas, dated 1919.
Fonds contains a casebook by Mrs. J.A. Parks who received training at the Montreal Maternity Hospital from 1 March to 30 May 1888. The fonds includes the casebook, a letter of certification of attendance at lectures and a certified copy of registration of marriage.
Consists of material relating to the School of Nursing at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, including yearbooks (1960-1964), school notes, photographs of alumni and publications on the history of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and memorabilia. Some documents and photographs relate in particular to the 1963 class of the School of Nursing. One item relates to the Alexandra Hospital for Contagious Diseases and consists of a January 1970 nursing manual with hospital policies regarding hygiene, diet, evening and morning care, some nursing treatments, and patient admittance; also includes descriptions of various contagious illnesses. One file consists of a digital copy of an originally typewritten text entitled "History of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital" produced by the Alumnae Association. This item details the history of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital beginning with its origins as a homeopathic institution and the creation of a nursing school, along with many details as to nurses' schedules, regulations, and uniforms during the early days of the hospital. It also contains a list of nurses "who have done outstanding work in the nursing field" between 1908 and 1939, and a list of nursing school superintendants from 1894 to 1905.
Collection includes the Minute Books of the Committee of Management of the Hospital, 1844-1926; a letter book, 1886-1896; Annual Reports 1887-1926; Medical Board Minutes, 1905-1918; Record of Pupil Nurses from R.V.H., 1908-1923; Annual Reports of the Auxiliary Board, Women's Pavillion, 1929-1943; Obstetrical and Gynaecological Report of the Royal Victoria Montreal Maternity Hospital, 1950-1960 and a copy of "Royal Victoria Montreal Maternity Hospital" by C.V. Barrett and J.R. Fraser, 1943.
Royal Victoria Hospital Women's Pavilion
McLennan Library Building
3459 rue McTavish