Adoption Act, 1949



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LEWIS, Hilda North (1900-1966)

  • IOP/PP4
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  • 1921-2006

Papers of Hilda Lewis, 1921-1966. Papers relating to her early career, including medical registration certificates, correspondence, job applications and press cuttings. Papers relating to scientists' tour of the USSR, 1931 (arranged by the Society for Cultural Relations between the British Commonwealth and the USSR, and comprising of thirty scientists and doctors from Britain), including notes, photographs, postcards, correspondence, articles and account of tour by Hilda Lewis's daughter Naomi Cream. Papers relating to the National Council of Social Service Adoption Committee, 1945-1947 (which produced recommendations for inclusion in the 1949 Adoption Act, and included representatives from the National Adoption Society, National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child, National Council of Social Service, National Children Adoption Society and the Church of England Children's Society), including notes, correspondence, recommendations and guidelines for the assessment of children and adoptive parents, press cuttings and advice leaflets. Papers relating to the Caldecott Community (a children's home in Mersham-le-Hatch, near Ashford, Kent, and a pilot experimental children's reception centre opened under the direction of Hilda Lewis in 1947, as part of the Caldecott Community, and the basis for her book, Deprived children), including reports, press cuttings, correspondence and draft copies of the book Deprived children: the Mersham experiment, a social and clinical study. Articles by Hilda Lewis, 1956-1966. Papers relating to conferences attended and lectures given by Hilda Lewis, including lecture notes, reports and correspondence, 1952-1966. Personal correspondence, 1936-1966. Letters of condolence and obituaries, 1966-1967. Papers relating to Hilda Lewis memorial lectures and Hilda Lewis unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1968-1995. Memoir by Naomi Cream, 2006.

Lewis, Hilda North, 1900-1966, née Stoessiger, child psychiatrist