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Edith White Tisdall
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- Tisdall, Edith White
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3 cm of textual records
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Edith White Tisdall was born in 1905 in Vancouver, British Columbia where her entrepreneurial father was a gunsmith and retail merchant; by the time she entered the UBC School of Nursing in 1923, he had served two terms as a Member [Conservative] of the Legislature in Victoria, and now was a mayor of and long-serving alderman for Vancouver.
At UBC, Tisdall, nicknamed "Toddy", was active and involved in campus activities, including the Players' Club, before she entered the clinical portion of the Nursing program at Vancouver General Hospital. She graduated from both UBC and VGH in 1929. As one of the early UBC Nursing graduates, she embraced the new field of provincial public health and school nursing, moving to Kelowna after graduation to become school nurse for the district.
Although she stopped nursing with her marriage to Harley Robertfield Hatfield in 1932, she maintained a lifelong interest in public health nursing and kept contact with classmates such as Muriel Upshall. For most of her married life, the couple and their four children lived in Penticton, where her husband ran a major construction company. He also became involved in local politics and had a lifelong interest in mapping the Cascade wilderness area. Edith died in 1984.
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The subfonds consists of three centimetres of textual records dating from 1925 to 1932 and three UBC graduation photographs. Personal effects and memorabilia include a photocopied certificate of birth, correspondence from Mary L. Bollert of the Office of the Dean of Women inquiring if Edith wished to have a membership in one of the sororities, a certificate of recognition as a 50-year member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, a program for the 10th Annual Spring performance of the UBC Players Club, and a copy of The Art of Cooking and Serving.
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Material acquired by BCHNS from Alyson Hay, daughter of Edith Tisdall-Hatfield, via UBC School of Nursing, Spring 2010.
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Includes the following photographs: RBSC-ARC-1831-PH-1399 to 1400.