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Title: Fynes-Clinton, Rosabella Paulina: papers relating to her appointment as Lady Superintendent

Reference: NHNN/S/8

Date: Feb to Mar 1896

Description: Secretary's papers relating to the appointment, including testimonials for Miss Fynes-Clinton, press cutting from The Times, 9 January 1896, containing an advertisement for the post, telegrams, solicitors' correspondence, and correspondence with the Duke of Westminster.


Parent: National Hospital staff records

Storage Reference: 1 box [Box 19]



Date: Feb - Mar 1896 Level: Series Admin history: Miss Fynes-Clinton was appointed Lady Superintendent by the Board of Management in February 1896 from a field of six candidates selected by a subcommittee. In making the appointment, however, the Board had overlooked the claims of an internal candidate, the matron Rachel Tweed. The Board then decided to overturn its decision and asked Miss Fynes-Clinton to resign in favour of Miss Tweed. Miss Fynes-Clinton agreed to do this, and the Board, in recognition of her decision asked her to accept a compensation payment of £100. Miss Fynes-Clinton then (March 1896) returned this amount in full as a donation to Hospital funds.

Keywords: Cat status: Catalogued Term: Nurses Nursing Person key: Fynes-Clinton; Rosabella Paulina (d. 1918); Miss

Keywords: Calm Archives

Compilations: NHNN archives

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