|Description||Papers of Dorothy Jewitt comprising photograph albums and loose photographs relating to her service as a nursing missionary of the CMS in Eastern Nigeria, 1924-56; printed and other materials relating to the centenary celebrations of the CMS Niger Mission, 1857-1957; manuscript and typescript of her autobiography, the typescript made by her brother, Arthur Jewitt; typescripts of articles written by her; greetings cards and photographs sent to her after her retirement.|
The collection also includes a diary and notes of Robert Ross, whom Dorothy subsequently married in 1956, relating to a three month visit to Nigeria, to spend time with his son, Rev P. J. Ross, October 1954-January 1955
|Administrative History||Dorothy Jewitt (1896-1982) served as a nursing missionary for the CMS in Nigeria from 1924 until her retirement in 1955. She served in the CMS missions at Iyi Enu, 1924-29, Isoko, 1930, Bethel, 1931-37, Warri 1937-39, and Bethel, 1941-45. She was instrumental in the development of midwifery and maternity services in remote areas of Nigeria and in establishing training centres for midwives. In 1952 she was appointed the first matron of the Iyi Enu Nursing Training School. She was awarded the Coronation medal in 1953 and was made an MBE in 1954. After her retirement and return to England she married Robert Ross in 1956, the father of Rev P. J. Ross, a CMS missionary in Nigeria.|
Source: Dorothy Jewitt's autobiography, 'The pattern of life'