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Small silver cup style trophy. Cup is silver and bottom is painted metal. Handles are on either side of the cup with twining patterned band around top of cup. Front has been engraved "For the Best Nurses in Toronto Christmas 1936 J. R. T."

The Wellesley School of Nursing sous-fonds

The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing opened in 1912, offering a three year course in nurses training. It continued until 1973 when it was amalgamated with the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute School of Nursing.

Sous fonds contains materials relating specifically to the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. They include photographs, correspondence, artifacts, books, and ephemera.

Class of 1952 standing in line with their caps

Members of the class of 1952 standing in a row holding their caps in their hands. School Superintendent Elsie K. Jones is holding one cap and talking to woman at the front of the line. The student nurses in the photograph are (from l-r): Dorothy Craig, Nora Conyers, Marilyn Chamberlain, unidentified, Ruth Burgman, unidentified, Beverley Anderson, Anne Allen, and Margaret Knowles.

Student nurse giving morning report to head nurse

Wellesley nursing student Marjorie Willoughby (class of 1948) giving the morning report to a seated Head Nurse Marie Sewell (class of 1937). Other nurses and nursing students are around her including: Dorothea Elines (class of 1944); Molly Warburton (class of 1946); Margaret Valleau (class of 1949); Florence Stewart (class of 1919); Evelyn Cole (class of 1923) and Mary Frechette (class of 1948).

Canada Pictures (Toronto)

Mary Willmina Ferguson portrait

Photograph of Mary Willmina Ferguson. Born October 13, 1889 in Richards Falls, Ontario. She was a member of Wellesley's first graduating class in 1915. She signed up with Canada's overseas expeditionary force as a member of the Canadian Army Medical Corps on January 31st, 1916. She received a British War Medal, a Victory (Inter-allied) War Medal and 2 Mentioned in despatches oak leaf sprays for her service over seas.
Removed from the the back of the frame was a yellow piece of cardstock with writing "Miss Willmina Ferguson Class 1915 - 1st graduating class) Wellesley. Meant a great deal to Miss F. [Fitled] in wherever she could help. Miss Ferguson went overseas in 1st world war. She was an outstanding nurse and very well thought of by everyone. A kind, thoughtful, intelligent person. Married later in life to Mr. F. Adams. We were very proud of her."

New nurses' residence

A new nurses' residence was built after The Wellesley amalgamated with Toronto General Hospital. The cornerstone was laid by Ontario Premier Leslie Frost during a ceremony held June 29, 1952. The building opened June 29, 1953. In 1971 the building, now being used as offices, was re-named the Elsie K. Jones building.
File contains photographs of the sod turning, cornerstone laying, and interior and exterior photographs of the residence.

1967 Winter formal

File contains photographs and contact sheet of photographs from the Nursing Winter Formal. Included is a photograph of four couples posing in front of pillars on an ornate balcony. The other photograph is of four Wellesley Nursing students holding the Canadian Centennial maple leaf logo. The women in the photograph are (clockwise): Carolyn Riva, Virginia Vicary, Berenice Arentz, and Sandra Williams. This photograph was published as the front cover of The Wellesley World, the hospital's newsletter/magazine.

Nicholls, Roy

Picadilly Night, 1973

Two photographs from "Picadilly Night". Picadilly night was an annual event held in the cafeteria by the Student Nurses to raise money for student scholarships. One photograph shows three women tickets at Picadilly Night 1973. The second photograph shows two student nurses Sandra Millbrook and Brenda Rol looking at a pillow cover at Picadilly Night, 1974. Photograph published in the January 1974 Wellesley World magazine.

Student fashion show, 1974

Photographs of Wellesley 2nd year nursing students modeling clothing in a fashion show held March 28, 1974. The show's theme was "Spring" and was held in the cafeteria. All clothing was supplied by The Patricia White Shop. The show was organized by 2nd year students and raised $400 dollars to help with graduation costs. Two of the photographs were published in the May 1974 Wellesley World newspaper.


Series contains various file of correspondence to and from the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. Included are files:

RG 946.03.02.01 Wellesley Hospital and Toronto General Hospital
RG 946.03.02.02 Toronto Telegram story response
RG 946.03.02.03 Red Cross Outpost Hospital
RG 946.03.02.04 Re-organization of Hospital for Sick Children Nursing School
RG 946.03.02.05 Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 50th anniversary
RG 946.03.02.06 Internal memos

Wellesley Hospital and Toronto General Hospital

File contains correspondence between members of the Wellesley Hospital and its School of Nursing and the Toronto General Hospital and its School of Nursing regarding Toronto General Hospital's ability to provide obstetrical nursing and other medical training to Wellesley Nursing students.
Correspondents include Miss Gene Gunn, Miss E. G. Flaws, Sir Edmund Osler, J. W. Flavelle, William Mulock Esq. Jr, Miss G. A. Brandt, Miss G. B. Ross, and E. K. Jones.

Toronto Telegram story response

File contains a memo sent to D. Sangster, Public Relations at Wellesley Hospital, from Dorothy Eden, Principal of the Wellesley Nursing School, and A. J. Bailey, Director of Nursing at Wellesley Hospital, regarding a Toronto Telegram article "RNAO - Apathy is the Rule" by Bette Laderoute, printed May 21, 1970. Also included in the file is a draft of the same memo.

Red Cross Outpost Hospital - Red Lake, Ontario

File contains memos and correspondence regarding The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing affiliation with the Red Cross Outpost hospitals. This agreement allowed 3rd year nursing students to gain experience interning at the Red Lake Outpost Hospital in Red Lake Ontario - located Northwest of Sudbury, about 100 kilometers from the Ontario-Manitoba border. The Wellesley School ended it affiliation with the program in 1971.

Re-organization of Hospital for Sick Children Nursing School

File contains meeting minutes from a Hospital for Sick Children meeting in response of the Lynch Report recommending that Nursing schools be moved out of the Hospitals and phased into post-secondary education institutions. Sent as a memo from Dorothy Arnot, Principal of Wellesley's School of Nursing, to Hospital administrators.


Series consists of various reports created by or relating to the Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. They include:

RG 946.03.03.01 Annual reports
RG 946.03.03.02 Transfer of Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
RG 946.03.03.03 Budget reports
RG 946.03.03.04 Nurse conduct reporting form
RG 946.03.03.05 Principal's report and application for admission into Wellesley
RG 946.03.03.06 Wellesley School of Nursing programmed change

Annual Reports - Wellesley School of Nursing

Sub-series contains annual reports created by the Directors of the Wellesley School of Nursing. The majority of the reports are the ones sent to the Department of Health, and then the College of Nurses of Ontario to register the school. Included with some of these are the reports by the Department inspectors as a result of their visits to the Nursing School. The file also contains annual reports written for the Wellesley Hospital Board of Directors, and a variety of correspondence and questionnaires from other Nursing ruling bodies including the Canadian Nurses' Association and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

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