Collection C1 - Ada Janet Ross Collection

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Ada Janet Ross Collection

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CA HSCA/M C1

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  • [1884-2000] ; predominant 1915-1918 (Creation)
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    Ross, Ada Janet

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0.9 cm of textual records
27 photographs
22 objects
9 postcards
2 negatives

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(11 August 1867 - 12 July 1918)

Biographical history

Ada Janet Ross was born in Toronto, Ontario on August 11, 1867, and graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1905. She was appointed Lady Superintendent of the new Selkirk Hospital in 1908. A few months later, she resigned from that position, only to return the following year. In 1912, she took a six month Post - Graduate course at the Women's Hospital in New York. She went overseas as a Nursing Sister in April of 1915, and for two years she was connected with the First Canadian Hospital in France. She visited Canada in August 1917 on transport duty before returning to England to work at the Buxton Hospital. Shortly after arriving in England, Miss Ross contracted Tuberculosis and though it was recommended that she be sent back to Canada, her illness progressed rapidly and she died in Buxton on July 12, 1918.

Custodial history

The records of Ada Janet Ross came to the archives/museum of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre Nurses Alumnae Association as part of a transfer of records from Joyce Ross in May 2007 and from Margo Ross on October 5, 1992.

Scope and content

The collection reflects Ada Janet Ross’ nursing career and wartime experience from her nursing training, through to her death and posthumous honours. The records document her time at the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, the Women’s Hospital in New York, the Selkirk Hospital, as well as her affiliations with the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses, the Nursing Sisters, and the Canadian Army Medical Corps. The collection consists of certificates, programmes, forms, correspondence, photographs, postcards and artefacts which have been arranged into seven series.

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Artifacts are listed separately and are accompanied by photographs.

See also her biographical file and the 1905 Graduation Class information file for other material pertaining to Ada Janet Ross.

Records from Ada Janet Ross may also be found at the Selkirk General Hospital.

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No further accruals are expected

General note

Some of the objects, photographs and textual records related to Ada Janet Ross are on display at the Health Sciences Centre Archives/Museum. These items are integrated into the collection but are kept separate from the rest of the collection.

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Partial

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Created August 2010 by Gayle Gessner
Revised February 2011 by Emma Prescott
Revised August 2013 by Natalie Vielfaure

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