Inglis' memorial service listing.
Imperial War Museum, Department of Printed Books : Women's Work Collection
- Ref: BRCS 24.3/7
Elsie Inglis is a well-known historical figure and so researching
her information was relatively straight forward. Internet searches
provided a wealth of background information, including dates
of birth and death.
Provided by the Family
For more information on obtaining certificates please see
our births, marriages and deaths
Baptism Information (India)
Provided by British Library, Oriental
and India Office Collection
Enquirers are advised that the collection contains 80% of
the Ecclesiastical Returns for European Christians who were
living in India prior to 1947, i.e. births/baptisms, marriages
20-30% of registrations are still held by one of the many
parishes in India and so with any search conducted there is
the possibility of failure. The search fee for any one event
(for a five year span) in the ecclesiatical records is £35.25.
An additional fee of £18 is required for a certified
copy of each registration. You may also be able to photocopy
the entry for a standard fee, currently 50p per copy.
You can either pay by credit card or by cheque. For credit
card payment the British Library require the following details:
- name and address of cardholder
- credit card type
- issuing bank/company
- card number
- the expiry date
- the secruity number, ie. the last three digits by your
If a person wishes to pay by cheque the British Library require
two separate payments ie. one for the search and another for
the certificate fee. This means that in the event the search
is unsuccessful they can refund the certificate fee promptly.
The British Library can only accept cheques made payable to
the British Library, and they have to be in UK sterling.
The contact address for all Ecclesiastical enquiries is:
Oriental and India Office Collections,
96 Euston Road,
Enquirers should also note that as birth registration wasn't
a legal requirement in India that the only record of birth
for most European Christians is found on their baptism registration,
i.e. baptism entries usually feature date of birth and baptism.
If members of the public have access to one of the family
history centres organised by the Church of the Jesus Christ
Latter Day Saints they can conduct this research themselves
free of charge. Although the Latter Day Saints have microfilmed
the majority of the British Library Oriental and India Office
Collection ecclesiastical records they are unable to supply
certified copies. The researcher will then need to contact
the British Library ecclesiastical records department again,
providing the certificate fee along with the volume and page
number of each registration required.
The Imperial War Museum's Department of Printed Books has
material relating to the Scottish Women's Hospitals in the
Women's Work Collection that can be consulted on microfilm.
The relevant sections can be found in BRCS 24.3/2-24.7/57
A search of the census records for 1891 and 1901 found entries
for Elsie Inglis. This was done via the General
Register Office for Scotland (GROS). For a fee, anyone
can search and download information from their databases via
Other useful information sources
Scottish Women's Hospitals business papers, correspondance
and personnel papers can be found at:
The Mitchell Library
General Enquiry Line: tel: 0141 287 2999
The above information was found by searching the National
Register of Archives database at:
The National Register of Archives contains information on
the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records
that relate to British history. Searchers should note that
the National Register of Archives does not hold any
manuscripts or historical records.