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Norland Institute Testimonial Book
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Collection contains the testimonial book of a nanny or nurse trained at the Norland Institute (now Norland College, Bath, England), to be completed in manuscript for an individual. The first three leaves of the testimonial book lay out the objects and training program of the institute, together with its rules. "The Norland Institute was started by Mrs. Walter Ward [i.e. Emily M. Ward], in September, 1892, in order (a) To offer a new career to ladies. (b) To supply the public with women fitted by character to take charge of nurseries and little children. The training consists of three periods, each period lasting for three months: (1) In the Institute. (b) In the Children's Hospital. (c) In a family. In the institute the course of study includes Hygiene, Needlework, useful Nursery Knowledge, and some instruction in the training of the character and intellect on Froebelian Principles. In the Hospital the Probationer gains practice in the handling of children, attending to small ailments, and noticing the signs of illness. In the Family the probationer brings her knowledge to the test of private family life, and learns to adapt what she knows to special and individual cases"--Leaf [1].
1 unknown (34 leaves)
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