NHNN/S/4 Nursing and non-medical staff: correspondence 1869-1918
Testimonial for Mary Machen from H.H. Taylor (RMO Brompton Hospital). Probationally appointed Night Sister from 1st September
Miss Machen has for some time been holding the post of Sister to one of our Galleries, which contains 48 male patients.
To properly supervise such a large gallery requires great tact and judgement, qualities which Miss Machen possesses in an eminent degree. She is thoroughly well up in all branches of Nursing, and very kind and attentive to her patients.
Besides being a lady of an extremely kind disposition, she is honourable and straightforward; and I have consequently no hesitation in recommending her as most suitable to undertake the duties of Matron to any Institution.
H.H. Taylor, FRCS