‘There is no formal memorial to Mrs Manley’s near half-century of service to the people of Whitby. Yet her diary, a veritable gold mine for the genealogist and for the social historian, remains with us, enormously enriching our understanding of a vital aspect of a bygone age.’ (p. 34)
The full text of this article about Midwife Manley is available to download from the Members’ area.
Donnison J. Sworn midwife: Mistress Katharine Manley of Whitby, her work and world. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, vol 17, no 1, March 2007, pp 25–34.
Reproduced by kind permission of MIDIRS.