Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Order of St John, full name is Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem; a major international charity stemming from roots that began in the 11th century and which in its current form was incorporated in the UK by a royal charter granted by Queen Victoria in 1888; closely associated with four other recognised Orders of St John in Europe, namely three Johannine Orders of St John, and the Order of Malta, all of which are united by common historical roots; there were originally three charitable foundations of the modern Order - the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Foundation which was established in 1882, the St John Ambulance Association which was concerned with training the public in first aid and was established in 1877, and the St John Ambulance Brigade which provided first aid care to the public and had its origins in 1873 becoming a foundation in 1887; the St John Ambulance Association and the St John Ambulance Brigade were amalgamated in 1974 to form the present St John Ambulance Foundation. (source: the Order's website)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Fonds — Box CLX-A-346
This fonds consists of medals awarded to Emily Charlotte Thomson and Alexander Thomson , as well as one photograph depicting Emily Charlotte Thomson.
Five medals of Alexander Thomson from the University of Edinburgh, in: chemistry (1886-87), practical physiology (1887-88), natural history (1887), Institute of Medicine (1887-88), and a blank one on the same model.
Three medals of Emily Charlotte...
Majority of material found within 1879-1891
Sub-Fonds — Box CLX-A-1142
Scope and Contents
This sub-fonds consists of certificates, diplomas, and letters relating to William Aldren Turner and his career, including documents relating to the Grand Priory of the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, and to King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers.
‘Perpetual Hospital Ticket’ for the Royal infirmary, bearing William A Turner’s name and dated 13 November 1884.