Fort Street Hospital: Source C

Source C: The Manx Sun reports on Nellie Brennan’s new post of matron of the Dispensary, 7th March 1849

“THE MEDICAL DISPENSARY, – The decease [death] of the late Matron of this charitable Institution (Mrs Martin), occasioned a special Meeting to be held at the Dispensary on Thursday last, for the purpose of filling up the vacancy. There were a number of competitors for the office, but the successful candidate was Miss Brannan. The Committee could not have made a more suitable selection, Miss Brannan having been long known and respected for her charitable attention to the sick and infirm poor of Douglas.”

Questions to consider:

  1. What do you already know about Nellie Brennan?
  2. What made her seem a suitable candidate for the role?
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