Finding Aid for the Norland Institute Testimonial Book Biomed.0324

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 9.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Norland Institute testimonial book
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0324
Physical Description: 1 unknown (34 leaves)
Date (bulk): 1895-1896
Language of Material: English .

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 5679566 

Scope and Contents

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].

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Norland Institute