Historical information

The diary was used as a note book for Nurse Lectures in 1888. It mentions the subjects taught to nurses and by whom.


The 1888 diary is significant as nurse training commenced at Alfred Hospital in 1880. The first general nurse training school in Victoria , so the contents of the book indicate what was being taught and by whom.

Physical description

A small, reddish brown, leather covered pocket sized book. Gold lettering on front cover.

Inscriptions & markings

Wellcome's Professional Nurse's Diary 1903-04
Burroughs Wellcome & Co