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SAUNDERS, Dame Cicely (1918-2005)

K/PP149/8/1-15: Items relating to honours, presentations, travels and religious devotion, [1930s]-2005


K/PP149/8/1

[1930s-1960s]

Collection of Cicely Saunders: medical instruments

Medical instruments, including ophthalmoscopes, stethoscopes, an otoscope, a tongue depressor, mirrors and reflex hammers. Some items were formerly owned by St Christopher's Hospice staff, including Dame Albertine Winner, Deputy Medical Director and later Chairman, and Dr Therese Vanier, consultant.

11 items


K/PP149/8/2

1944, 1979-2000

Collection of Cicely Saunders: badges and medals

Medals, badges and awards presented to Cicely Saunders throughout her career, including: her Nightingale badge received upon qualifying as a nurse, Nightingale Training School, St Thomas' Hospital, 1944; a British Medical Association (BMA) gold medal, 1986; a medal awarded by Polskie Towarzystwo Opieki Paliatywnej Oddział We Włocławku (a society for palliative care, Wloclawek, Poland); a medal awarded by the International Association for the Study of Pain, 2000. Nightingale badge and medal commemorating a visit to Poland by Pope John Paul II in 1987 ON LOAN AT ST CHRISTOPHER'S HOSPICE (from 12 JUNE 2015).

2 boxes


K/PP149/8/3

1950s-1960s

Collection of Cicely Saunders: religious images and items

Collected religious memorabilia, images and related items including: a framed icon of St John the Evangelist; a wooden icon of Edward the Confessor; a communion set with chalice, paten, pyx and oil for anointing the sick; framed prayers; crucifixes.

1 box


K/PP149/8/4

[1960s-1990s]

Collection of Cicely Saunders: travel souvenirs and memorabilia

Collected travel souvenirs, memorabilia, drawings and sculptures including: a gold plated ashtray from Zagreb, Croatia; souvenir medals and certificates, including a badge from a Mexican nature reserve; a soapstone carving of an elephant; Polish decorated wooden Easter eggs; a maroon kaftan; a model of a Japanese woman in traditional costume; a commemorative plate for the centenary of the Florence Nightingale Nursing Training School, St Thomas' Hospital, 1960.

1 oversized box


K/PP149/8/5

1965, 1968, 1971

Collection of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to her OBE

Correspondence, telegrams, cards, publications and articles relating to the award of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) to Cicely Saunders, 1965. File includes: correspondence concerning the award ceremony, letters of congratulation and an article about Saunders published in Hospital World, 1968.

1 file


K/PP149/8/6

1970s-2004

Collection of Cicely Saunders: awards and commemorative items

Plaques, sculptures, statuettes, paperweights and other items presented to Cicely Saunders, including: a plate presented by Mercy Hospital, New York, 1979; a plaque from the National Hospice Organisation, 1992; a vase and stand from Sigma Theta International, 1996; a glass statuette (the 'Spirit of Hospice') from the National Association for Home Care, 1997; a plaque from the National Hospice Movement, Croatia, 2004. SPIRIT OF HOSPICE AWARD- ON LOAN AT ST CHRISTOPHER'S HOSPICE (12 JUNE 2015).

2 oversized boxes


K/PP149/8/7

1970s

Collection of Cicely Saunders: lithographic plates of artwork by Marian Bohusz Syzskzo

Four copper lithographic plates of religious artworks by Cicely Saunders' husband, Prof Marian Bohusz-Syzskzo.

4 items


K/PP149/8/8

1977

Collection of Cicely Saunders: congratulations on an honorary Lambeth doctorate

Letters, cards and telegrams of congratulation to Cicely Saunders on her award of an honorary Lambeth doctorate by the Archbishop of Canterbury, January 1977.

1 file


K/PP149/8/9

1979-1980

Collection of Cicely Saunders: letters of congratulation on her damehood

Letters, cards and telegrams of congratulation to Cicely Saunders on her damehood, 1980.

3 files


K/PP149/8/10

1981-1982

Collection of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion

Correspondence and related papers concerning the award of the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion to Cicely Saunders, 1981. File includes: correspondence with the Templeton Foundation concerning a visit to St Christopher's Hospice by John M Templeton, arrangements for the award ceremony, and Saunders' intended use of the prize money; the text of Saunders' acceptance speech; press cuttings; copies of nomination supporting letters by St Christopher's Hospice colleagues and by the Bishop of Winchester; letters, telegrams and cards of congratulation.

2 files


K/PP149/8/11

1981-2005

Collection of Cicely Saunders: honorary degree certificates and related papers

Degree certificates, programmes, photographs and correspondence relating to honorary degrees, medical awards, humanitarian awards and religious awards received by Cicely Saunders, including: degree certificate for the Doctor of Humanitarian Service awarded by Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1981; certificate awarding the Gold Medal of the British Medical Association, 1987; certificate and programme for the award of the Order of Saint Gregory by Pope John Paul II, 1996; certificate of the award of an honorary fellowship, National Forum of Hospice Movement, Poland, 2000; certificate for the award of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom Medal, 2000. Also telegram of congratulations to Cicely Saunders on her 80th birthday from Queen Elizabeth II. In English, German, Latin and Polish.

3 boxes (2 oversized)


K/PP149/8/12

1988-1989

Collection of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to the Aristotelis Prize for Man and Society

Correspondence and related papers concerning the Aristotelis Prize for Man and Society, awarded to Cicely Saunders in 1989. File includes correspondence with the Alexander S Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, and correspondence with Lord Jellicoe, who accepted the award on Cicely Saunders' behalf.

1 file


K/PP149/8/13

1989-1990, 1997, 2001

Collection of Cicely Saunders: letters of congratulation on her appointment to the Order of Merit

Letters and greetings cards to Cicely Saunders, 1989, on her being made a member of the Order of Merit (OM). Also photographs of an honorary degree ceremony, McGill University, Canada, 1997, and a postcard of Saunders' portrait by Catherine Goodman, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2005.

1 file


K/PP149/8/14

1989-1990

Collection of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize

Correspondence relating to the nomination of Cicely Saunders for the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize by Prof Patrick D Wall and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

1 file


K/PP149/8/15

[2001]

Collection of Cicely Saunders: patchwork produced by the California Medical Facility

Patchwork with messages to Cicely Saunders from staff and patients of the California Medical Facility, State Prison Hospice, USA, with inked messages and glued, pinned and stitched additions, including badges, sequins and glitter, and a quotation from Saunders, 'So they will not die alone'.

1 item (outsize: 134cm square)

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