Catalogue Number: 3491
Framed copy of part of the certificate of admission to the Freedom of the City of London for Miss Ella Lillian May Pink
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Certificate, diploma
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1915
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: City of London
Description Of Item: Copy of part of the certificate of admission to the Freedom of the City of London for Miss Ella Lillian May Pink, set in a slip 370 x 75 mm within a timber frame 450 W x 150 mm H, dated 6th year in the reign of George V in the year of our Lord 1915. Written on the back 'Copy only. Original returned to the Guildhall London'
Historical Significance: Miss Ella Lillian May Pink (1890-1986) was an Australian woman who qualified in optometry in London in 1915 and practised optometry in Australia from 1917 until September 1953.Miss Pink obtained Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers by examination in 1915. The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers is a London Guild founded in 1629 and continuing today. As a Fellow of a London guild Miss Pink was qualified for Freedom of the City London, which Miss Pink took out. This a copy of part of the certificate made because on ceasing practice in 1953 she was obliged to return the certificates of Fellowship and Freedom of the City to the Guild.
How Acquired: Donated by Noel Dawson (Ella Pink collection)
Date Acquired: Aug 2017
Condition: Fair. Ink on certificate faded paper backing torn away and only secured by selotape
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 2 Drawer 4