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Collection Index:JANE FURSE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Records, 1920s-1980s
Collection Name:JANE FURSE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Records 1920s-1930s
Collection - AB3168
AB 3168 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital and the Sekhukhuniland Mission, 1920s-1980s  
   
 Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2017  
   
 10 boxes and photographs  
   
   
 Collection of papers amassed by Dr Albert Davies who worked at the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital in Sekhukhuniland from 1957 - 1982, most of the time as Medical Superintendent. Dr Davies was an avid photographer and the collection includes slides and photographs depicting the work of the hospital and the surrounding communities and vegetation. His wife, Grace Davies, wrote a book on the hospital and her source material and original manuscript is contained in the collection. The collection was deposited by his son, Andy Davies.  
   
 The records are part of the archive of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, Diocese of Pretoria.  
   
   
 COLLECTION  
   
HOSPITAL HISTORY  
 The first patients of the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital were admitted in 1921. It has remained open ever since.  
   
A1 Constitution, 1936 (1f)  
   
A2.1 Annual Reports - bound volume  
   
A2.2 Annual Reports (1f)  
 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital Reports, 1922-1968.  
 Bound volume of multi-sectoral reports, organised per year  
 The following annual reports are missing from the volume, but are included unbound:  
 1 April 1956 - 31 March 1957  
 1969 - 1970  
 1 April, 1961 - 31 March, 1962  
 Duplicates x 10  
 Khaiso School, Annual Report, August 1936 - June 1937.  
   
A3 Jubilee Edition 1921-1971 (1f)  
 Report of the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital and of the Sekhukhuniland Mission for the period 1971-1972.  
   
A4 Meeting minutes, 1932, 1936, 1937-1938 (1f)  
   
A5 Writings by Grace M Davies (1f)  
 Grace Davies was the wife of Dr Albert Davies, who worked as Medical Superindent of the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital for most of a 25-year period from 1957-1982.  
   
A5.1.1 Thaba ea Thuso/Hill of Help: An account of Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, Sekhukhuniland by Grace Davies, Natal, 1984. Typed and bound. Loose leaf correspondence contains memoirs, anecdotes and photograph of Miss Edith Lugsden (see C8).  
A5.1.2 Thaba ea Thuso/Hill of Help: An account of Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, Sekhukhuniland by Grace Davies, Natal, 1984. Typed and bound. Shipping details enclosed as loose leaves.  
A5.1.3 Thaba ea Thuso/Hill of Help: An account of Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, Sekhukhuniland by Grace Davies, Natal, 1984. Typed and bound. Additional loose leaf documentation.  
A5.2 Thaba ea Thuso/Hill of Help: An account of Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, Sekhukhuniland by Grace Davies, Natal, 1984 (2 copies). Printed.  
 Loose typed pages of Thaba ea Thuso manuscript  
 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital. Potted history compiled by Grace M Davies (undated)  
 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital. Founded 1921. Historical account of the hospital, signed A H Davies (undated).  
   
A6 Memories of Bishop Michael Furse, D.D. K.C.M.G.   
 Michael Bolton Furse, of Oxford in the United Kingdom, was Archdeacon of Johannesburg from 1903 - 1909 and Bishop of Pretoria from 1909 - 1920. Jane Furse Memorial Hospital was named for his daughter, Jane Diana Furse, born 1904, who died of scarlet fever in 1918.  
   
 Typed and bound memoirs (1f).  
 Contributors: Sir Ralph Furse, G R Routh (friend and contemporary), the Reverend J Carlisle and the Right Reverend Bishop Barkway. Edited by M.W.R. (Undated).  
   
A7 Medicine amongst the Sesutu (1f)  
 Dissertation by Bernard T Squires, Medical Officer of the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital (undated).  
   
A8 The Pattern of Christian Belief in Sekhukhuniland, Philip Tyler (undated). (1f)  
   
A9 Newspapers/newspaper cuttings (1f)  
 Seek, official newspaper of the Church of the Province of South Africa, 10/1966 and 11/1971  
 Retyped articles from Cape Argus and Middleburg Observer (undated).  
   
A10 Miscellaneous historical documents (1f)  
 Northern Transvaal Notes No.6  
 From the Bishop of Pretoria, 1935. Describes issues encountered by the church in its ministry, including a ritual murder, resistance against conversion to Christianity and racial prejudice.  
 Student Nurses Admission Service, St Mary's Church, 16/05/1958.  
 Letter conferring the Order of Simon of Cyrene on Dr Albert Davies, 9/12/1981.  
 Licence issued by the Church of the Province of South Africa to Dr Albert Davies to perform the duties of a Lay Minister, 21/10/1984.  
   
A11 Photographs (undated)(1f)  
 Album of black and white photographs of Sekhukhuniland including landscapes; inhabitants in traditional Pedi dress; church services at St Peters Church, Mooifontein; hospital buildings. (Photographs are stored with the collection)  
   
   
PUBLICATIONS (1f)  
   
B1 In As Much As, Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, Sekukuniland, Diocese of Pretoria. Appeal leaflet, 1947.  
   
B2 Mission Hospitals in Southern Africa, Interdenominational Organising Committee, Medical Missions Exhibition, Cape Town, 14 - 17 September 1969.  
   
B3  Historic and Descriptive Review of Bathurst, Cape Province by C E Hilligan, 31 January 1951 (relevance unclear)  
   
   
PHOTOGRAPHS  
 Stored in media room  
   
C1 Bishop and Jane Furse  
   
C1.1 Jane Diana Furse  
 Jane Diana Furse was the only child of Bishop Michael Furse from England and Frances Furse from the USA. She is buried in the cemetery at Irene, Gauteng. Her parents' grave is in a churchyard at Cuddesdon just outside Oxford. The original pastel image of this photograph hangs over the Bishop Furse's chest in the entrance of the hospital.  
   
C1.2 Bishop Michael Furse, the founder of Jane Furse Memorial Hospital  
   
C2 Dr Albert Davies  
   
C2.1 Dr Albert Davies and nurses  
   
C2.1.1 Dr Albert Davies (front, centre)  
C2.1.2 Dr Davies (front), midwives and Rollo Davis (dog)  
C2.1.3 Dr Davies (extreme left) and nurses  
C2.1.4 Dr Davies (centre) and nurses  
C2.1.5 Dr Davies (centre) and midwives  
C2.1.6.1 Dr Davies (front) and nurses  
C2.1.6.2 Dr Davies (front) and nurses  
C2.1.6.3 Dr Davies (front, centre) and nurses  
C2.1.7.1 Dr Davies (standing left) and pupil midwife Rebecca Diale (standing right) address patients outside St Anne's maternity ward.  
C2.1.7.2 Dr Davies (standing right) and pupil midwife Rebecca Diale (standing left) address patients outside St Anne's maternity ward.  
C2.1.7.3 Dr Davies and midwife lecture mothers-to-be in front of St Anne's maternity ward.  
   
C2.2 Dr Albert Davies and others  
   
C2.2.1 Dr Davies, Ms Anne Stevens and others  
C2.2.2 Dr Davies, Ms Anne Stevens and others  
C2.2.3 Dr Davies, Ms Anne Stevens and others  
C2.2.4 Ms Anne Stevens  
   
C2.3 Dr Albert Davies and others  
   
C2.3.1 - C2.3.5 Dr Davies and others, unknown.  
   
C3 Dr Kenneth Francis McMurtrie   
   
C3.1 Dr McMurtrie, the first doctor at Jane Furse Memorial Hospital  
C3.2 Dr McMurtrie in retirement, Warmbaths (Bela Bela) in 1970  
   
C4 Dr William John Lawrence Downing   
 Dr Downing was Medical Superintendent at the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital from 1944 - 1962.  
   
C4.1 - C4.5 Dr Downing: various head and shoulder images. (See E7.8)  
   
C5 Mrs Weston, Radiographer  
   
C6  Doctors' library/tearoom/common room  
   
C6.1 (L to R): Unknown, Dr Margaret Morton(UK), Dr Andy McGiven (2 copies)  
C6.2 (L to R): Dr Sally Walker; unknown; Dr Margaret Morton  
C6.3 (L to R): Dr Andy McGiven; Pharmacist Peter Rhodes (New Zealand)  
   
C7 Miss Edith Lugsden (found with A5.1.1)  
 Miss Lugsden joined Jane Furse Memorial Hospital in the 1940s.  
   
C7.1 - C7.3 Head and shoulders images  
   
C8 Senior nursing members of staff  
   
C8.1 - C8.2 Identities unknown   
   
C9 Individual staff images  
 Photographs of single members of hospital staff  
   
C9.1 Nurse Minah Morife  
C9.2.1 Pupil midwife Nora Langa  
C9.2.2 Pupil midwife Nora Langa  
C9.2.3 Pupil midwife Nora Langa and another  
C9.3 Doctor/medical student outside St Nicholas Children's' ward  
C9.4 - C9.15 Identities unknown   
   
C10 Posed nursing staff group photographs  
   
C10.1 Sister Sally-Anne Evans (centre) and nurses (2 copies)  
C10.2 Nurses and orderlies. Second right: Peter Marishane (2 copies)  
C10.3 Pupil midwives  
C10.4 Father Blake (front, centre) and nurses  
C10.5 - C10.6 Staff from Maternity and Frere (TB) Wards  
C10.7 Pupil midwives with tutor Sister Muriel Howe  
C10.8 Sister Doreen Slater, tutor, with first year nurses  
C10.9 - C10.10 Jane Furse nurses 1929  
C10.11 - C10.30 Unidentified groups of nursing staff.  
   
C11 Nursing staff at prayer  
   
C11.1 Graduate nurses making their pledge in St Mary's Hospital Chapel with Father (later Bishop) John Ruston and Father (later Dean) John Tsebe.  
C11.2 - C11.6 Nurses at prayer  
C11.7 - C11.8 Daily corridor prayers  
   
C12 Nursing staff relaxing  
   
C12.1 Matron Ann Stoneman with sisters  
C12.2 - C12.5 Images of nursing staff dining and celebrating   
C12.6 - C12.8 Nurses recreation class  
C12.9 Grace Davies and nurses  
   
C13 Medical staff, babies and young children  
   
C13.1 Triplets born in St Anne's Maternity Ward at Jane Furse Memorial Hospital (undated).  
C13.2.1 Blind patient sees for the first time  
C13.2.2 Blind patient sees for the first time  
C13.2.3 Blind patient sees for the first time  
C13.3 - C13. 33 Nurses pictured with young patients  
C13.34 - C13.39 Children in bed  
C13.40 - C13.49 Children engaged in play and other activities  
C13.50 - C13.55 Feeding time  
C13.56 - C13.65.3 Orthopaedic patients  
C13.65.4 Patient with children of staff - Andy Davies (left) and David Horsefall (right)  
C13.66 - C13.67.2 Weighing children See C14.7 - C14.8  
C13.68.1 - C13.68.9 Twins  
C13.69.1 - C13.73.3 Groups of children  
C13.74 - C13.79.2 Babies and infants  
   
C14 Medical staff at work  
   
C14.1 Sister Edith, Manche Ward  
 Manche Ward was the children's ward and carried the name of Manche Masemola, and early convert to Christianity who faced much opposition by her family.  
C14.2.1 - C14.2.1 Outpatients  
C14.3 - C14.6 Nurses and children  
C14.7 - C14.8 The weigh-in, St Anne's Maternity Ward See C13.66 - C13.67.2  
C14.9 - C14.12 Nurses with wheelchair patients  
C14.13 - C14.17 Nurses at bedside  
C14.18 - C14.28 Nurses engaged in various hospital duties and training  
C14.29 - C14.30 View of Central Sterilisation Department   
C14.31- C14.44 Nurses in engaged in various hospital duties  
   
C15 Groups of hospital personnel  
 Mostly unidentified  
   
C15.1 - C15.8 Various groups  
C15.9 Orderly Amos (extreme left) and unknown delegates  
C15.10 Medical students from USA, John and Marian Phiffer, and unknown.  
C15.11 Anne Stevens, Therese Morife, Doreen Payne (Matron)  
   
C16 Medical procedures  
   
C16.1 Eye treatment and opthalmic surgery  
C16.1.1 - C16.1.2 Nurse delivers eye treatment  
C16.1.3 - C16.1.5 Opthalmic surgery  
   
C16.2 Surgery  
C16.2.1 Dental surgery  
C16.2.2 - C12.2.9 Images taken in operating theatres  
C16.2.10 Exchange transfusion  
   
C16.3 Laboratories  
C16.3.1 Hans Masemola, Lab Technician, preparing histological sections (x 2)  
C16.3.2 Hans Masemola, Lab Technician, preparing histological sections   
C16.3.3.1 - C16.3.3.4 Peter Marishane, Lab Technician, bacteriology  
C16.3.4 - C16.3.8 Staff at work in laboratories  
   
C16.4 Pharmacy  
C16.4.1 - C16.4.5 Hospital staff preparing medications  
   
C16.5 Equipment  
C16.5.1 - C16.5.2 Incubator  
C16.5.3 Cryo cataract unit  
C16.5.4 X-ray machine  
   
C17 Hospital Wards  
   
C17.1 Manche ward at midnight at Jane Furse Hospital (x2)  
C17.2 Men's ward  
C17.3 - C17.4.2 Mothers and babies (groups)  
C17.5 .1 - C17.5.2 Female ward  
C17.6.1 -C17.6.2 Male patient   
C17.7.1  Young boy  
C17.7.2 Young boy and male patient  
C17.8 Young male patients  
C17.9.1 - C17.9.2 Mother and child  
C17.10.1 - C17.10.7 Mothers and children  
C17.11 - C17.19 Children  
C17.20 The Physiotherapy Department  
C17.21.1 - C17.21.2 Nurse and wheelchair patient outdoors  
C17.21.3 Nurse, patient on crutches and children outdoors.  
C17.22 Meal time, Manche ward.  
   
C18 Clergy  
   
C18.1 Bishop Knapp-Fisher and another  
C18.2.1 - C18.2.2 Clergy wives on course at St Francis Priory with Canon Tsebe and Father John Ruston. Alternatively marked: Lady church workers and clergy wives.  
C18.3 Dr King, wife, identity unknown, Sister Mabel Wells, Dr Ethel Smith, identities unknown  
C18.4 - C18.8 Church/At prayer  
C18.9.1 - C18.9.3 Posed group outside church (x3)  
C18.10 Posed group  
C18.11 Clergyman with nurses  
C18.12 Clergyman with unknown group  
C18.13 Clergyman (unknown)  
C18.14 - C18.19 Nuns  
   
C19 Stage Events  
 Including entertainment, religious processions, weddings.  
C19.1 - C19.44 On stage performances and off-stage merriment  
C19.45 - C19.62 Amahl and the Night Visitors performed for the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital Jubilee, August 1971.  
C19.63.1 - C19.63. Choir groups - performance by Swazi nurses, January 1972  
C19.64 - C19.71 Choir groups  
C19.72.1 - C19.72.2 Choir of School for Blind  
C19.73 - C19.116 Miscellaneous stage performances  
C19.117.1 - C19.117.2 Social function circa 1969. Centre: Dr John Larking, a New Zealander, who also acted as Deputy Medical Superintendent from August 1970 - December 1974.  
C19.118 - C19.126 Children's nativity performance  
   
C20 Dance and party scenes  
   
C20.1 - C20.52 Staff and nurses' parties  
   
C21 Weddings  
   
C21.1 - C21.5 Wedding scenes  
   
C22 Christmas   
   
C22.1 - C22.4 Patients and crib, hospital church (Christmas 1971)  
C22.5 - C22.11 Children's Christmas party, children with gifts  
C22.12 - C22.14 Christmas in TB Ward  
C22.15 - C22.26 Various scenes of Christmas celebrations in hospital wards  
C22.27.1 Nurses' Christmas dinner  
C22.27.2 - C22.7.3 Christmas Day Procession - nurses on milk cart  
   
C23 St Joseph's School  
   
C23.1 Blessing of St Joseph's School - Father Ian  
C23.2 Opening of St Joseph's School in the 60s for child patients - Father Carrick and Father Ruston  
C23.3 Children of hospital school on apparatus provided by the Jane Pyner bequest. Jane Pyner, an English girl, died at 14 of leukaemia.  
   
C24 Opening of nursery school  
   
C24.1 Bishop Knapp-Fisher opening nursery school with Father John Ruston  
C24.2 Opening of nursery college. John Tsebe (left), Bishop Knapp-Fisher  
C24.3 - C24.4 Opening of nursery school.  
   
C25 Easter Procession  
   
C25.1 - C25.25 Various scenes of Easter procession (undated)  
   
C26 Function for Pedi Royalty and hospital staff, 1971  
   
C26.1 Paramount Chieftainess (Regent) and Chief Sekwati Mampuru, 60 years a chief (x2).  
C26.2 Paramount Chieftainess   
C26.3 Pedi royalty  
C26.4 - C26.23 Scenes of occasion.  
   
C27 Community gathering (details unknown)  
   
C27.1 - C27.6 Various scenes  
   
C28 Religious event (details unknown)  
   
C28.1 - C28.11 Various scenes  
C28.12 - C28.13 Outdoor worship scenes  
   
C29 Empire Day Sports  
   
C30 Traditional healers (see C42)  
 Traditional healers invited to the hospital to visit laboratories (late February 1981)  
   
C31 Occupational Therapy department sale  
   
C31.1 - C31.5 Items on sale and attendees  
C31.6 Mrs Renate Chosane, occupational therapist since 1963, displays some of the occupational therapy work done at the Jane Furse Memorial Hospital.  
   
C32 Irrigation  
   
C32.1 - C32.15 Scenes of community involvement   
C32.16- C32.17 Site of the hospital dam on the Ngwaretse River, 4miles west.  
   
C33 Cemetery  
 Country and Mirfield Fathers  
   
C33.1 - C33.5 Various scenes  
   
C34 General events  
 There is no information on the events depicted in this set of photographs.  
   
C34.1 - C34.22 Various scenes  
   
C35 Medical Conditions (SENSITIVE)  
   
C35.1 - C35.16 Photographs of patients with various medical conditions (See E3.13 - E3.16)  
C35.17 Child with Kwashiokor  
C35.18 Eye ward patients  
C35.19.1 - C35.19.5 Children with eye conditions  
C35.20.1 - C35.20.2 Blind mother and new-born baby (See E2.6)  
   
C36 Kitchens and Laundry  
   
C36.1  Kitchen and staff  
C36.2  Sheets on washing line  
C36.3 - C36.10 Laundry staff at work  
C36.11 - C36.12 Head and shoulders images of laundry staff  
C36.13 -C36.14 Laundry staff   
   
C37 Maintenance and construction  
   
C37.1.1 - C37.1.2 Alan Hall, Senior Controller, and new boilers  
C37.2.1- C37.2.3 Boilers  
C37.3.1 - C37.3.2 Alan Hall and workers engaged in an installation  
C37.4 - C37.5 Various scenes of maintenance and repairs  
C37.6.1 - C37.6.2 New sewerage works being off-loaded on farm  
C37.7 Ken Western and Joseph ?? For hospital farm  
   
C38 Building exterior and views  
   
C38.1 View from top of boiler room  
C38.2 View of nurses' home and laboratories, early 1970s. In 1986/7 a new nurses' home was completed.  
C38.3 - C38.9 Views of building exterior   
C38.10 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital in the middle distance  
C38.11 Looking east from hospital towards Schoonord and Margaret (?) Heights over Madibeng Village.   
C38.12 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital from the west  
C38.13 Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, circa 1965  
C38.14 View from Mapotts Village. Lulu/Leolo mountains in far distance. Hospital on far ridge to centre of ridge.  
C38.15 Aerial view of Jane Furse Memorial Hospital from the west.  
C38.16 - C38.21 General landscapes  
   
C39 Unidentified people  
   
C39.1 - C39 .8 Unidentified groups of people  
C39.9 - C39.13 Unidentified individuals  
   
C40 Library  
   
C40.1 - C40.2 At work in the library  
   
C41 Community  
   
C41.1 - C41.17 Children  
C41.18 - C41.33 Mothers and children  
C41.34 Church group  
C41.35  Compound at Nebo with workers ? From the mines having completed their contract.  
   
C42 Traditional Scenes  
   
C42.1 William Campbell and Daisy Lugsden with local sangomas (see C30)  
C42.2 Pedi girls  
C42.3 Initiation school  
C42.4 - C42.12 Various scenes of tradition and traditional practices  
C42.12 Beating for witchcraft? SENSITIVE  
C42.13 Ritual murder. SENSITIVE  
   
C43 Churches  
   
C43.1 - C43.3 St Francis Church  
C43.4 - C43.5 Chapel  
C43.6 Chapel and bell 1923  
C43.7 Chapel 1924  
C43.8  Chapel 1929  
C43.9 - C43.10 Unidentified images  
   
C44 Buildings  
   
C44.1 - C44.2 Milk shed, hospital farm  
C44.3 - C44.4 Rondavels  
C44.5 Glen Cowie - old homestead on neighbouring Roman Catholic mission  
C44.6 Side of house  
C44.7 - C44.10 Assorted images  
   
C45 Village scenes  
   
C45.1 - C45.5 Horse and ox carts  
C45.6 - C45.13 Various scenes  
C45.14 - C45.16 Street scenes  
   
C46 Miscellaneous  
   
C46.1 Mortuary facilities - location unknown (SENSITIVE)  
C46.2 Instruction to dance or stage performance  
C46.3 - C46.11 Miscellaneous photographs  
   
C47 Negatives  
 Negatives of this photographic collection. Includes images of ritual murder. SENSITIVE. (3f + small box)  
   
   
CORRESPONDENCE  
   
D1 Correspondence relevant to the position of Medical Superintendent at Jane Furse Memorial Hospital, 1932-1937 (1f)  
   
D2 Correspondence on the purchase of an X-ray plant, 1936 - 1938 (1f)  
   
D3 Correspondence on financial matters: 1932, 1936-1937 (1f)  
   
D4 Correspondence on construction matters at Jane Furse: 1932, 1935, 1936. (1f)  
   
D5 General correspondence: 1932, 1936-1937 (1f)  
   
D6 Correspondence on staff: 1924- 1938 (1f)  
 Covers contracts, resignations and financial claims  
   
D7 Correspondence and documentation 1971-1972  
 Covers dealings with state officials, human resources and administrative issues (salary scales), meeting agendas.  
   
   
SLIDES  
 Stored in Media Room  
   
E1 Buildings  
   
E1.1 - E1.22 Depictions of various buildings  
   
E2 Mothers and children  
   
E2.1 - E2. 5 Various images  
E2.6 Blind mother and new-born (see C35.20.1 - C35.20.2)  
   
E3 Patients  
   
E3.1 - E3.12 In-hospital patients  
E3.13 - E3.16 Medical conditions (SENSITIVE) (See C35)  
E3.17 - E3.24 Outpatient queues  
   
E4 Nurses  
   
E4.1 - E4.14 Nurses at work  
   
E5 Children  
   
E5.1 - E5.12 Images of single and groups of children  
   
E6 Hospital workers  
   
E6.1 - E6.6 Miscellaneous images  
   
E7 Doctors and medical personnel  
   
E7.1 - E7.6 Doctors and medical personnel at work  
E7.7 Unidentified  
E7.8 Dr Downing (see C4.1 - C4.5)  
   
E8 Landscapes  
   
E8.1 - E8.20 Unidentified landscapes  
   
E9 Processions and ceremonies  
   
E9.1 - E9.47 Images of various religious processions  
E9.48 Witchdoctor and son  
E9.49 Witchdoctor's dance  
E9.50 Manganeng  
E9.51 Manganeng school  
   
E10 Local life  
   
E10.1 - E10.13 Images of rural life  
E10.14 Witchdoctor's son  
E10.15 Road to Ditchweyong  
E10.16 - E10.19 Unidentified people  
   
E11 Social events  
   
E11.1 - E11.7 Stage performances and dance scenes  
E11.8 - E11.11 Sisters' shop