Jordan, Eleanor (Nell)

Eleanor's parents were William Henry John Tobin, school teacher and Laura (nee Brown). Nell trained as a nurse at Wellington Hospital in 1915 and worked at Rotorua Hospital and Pukeora Sanatorium, Waipukurau. She married Alan Jordan, farmer and later orchardist of Tauranga. They had one daughter, Diana Elizabeth.
Papers and photographs relating to Eleanor (Nell) Jordan.
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Exercise book containing written memoirs of Laura Tobin as told to Nell Jordan. Includes descriptions of life in New Plymouth c.1860. Also some draft short stories written in the same hand.

Note-book. Black cover. Contains drawings, poetry, recipes, and notes.

Recipe book. A red notebook 'Here it is' containing handwritten recipes.

Recipe book, (no cover) contains clippings, notes and recipes.

Folder 1. Birth certificate and educational certificates for Eleanor Tobin.

Nursing certificates and testimonials.

An account from Sharp, Tudhope & Auld, solictors re estate of W H J Tobin. 2 August 1933

Tobin-Jordan wedding invitations, letters and newspaper report. 11 August 1926, Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga.

Obituaries for Eleanor Jordan and Mona Martha Osborne (her aunt)

Postcards. (8) sent to Nell Tobin

Folder 2. Correspondence. Letters to Eleanor. 1912 - 1955

Folder 3. Ration books (8) and coupons for petrol and motor spirits. Two registration fee coupon books for Social Security benefits issued to Lillian Jordan, Roberts Street, Tauranga.

Tennyson birthday book.Belonged to Eleanor Tobin? Includes entries added later by Diana Smith.

Autograph book. Annotation inside front cover 'E.H.E. Tobin / 11th Avenue / Tauranga'

Folder 4. Miscellaneous items relating to the Tobin Family.

Executors' account for the estate of the late Col. F J Tobin.

Letter. To mother from John F. V. Tobin. 20 June 1919

Part of letter from John F. V. Tobin.

Folder 5. Copy of will for Blanche Kathleen Lydia Tobin

Note Book. Principles of teaching. Auckland Training College.

Certificate. Standards certificate for Blanche Tobin. 1904-1906

Photograph album. Images from Pukeora Sanatorium, Waipukurau. Photographs of Eleanor and 'TB Pat' (second page- Eleanor on left wearing nursing veil). ca. 1910-1915

Loose photographs in clear file. Eleanor in nursing uniform.

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