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Grace I. Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0299

Scope and Contents

Three letters from 1918 to 1919 describe some of Brown's experiences during the war. Subjects include the conditions and entertainment on her ship across the Atlantic; living conditions in camp; and food supplies and rations in England. Brown mentions watching English children walk along with marching soldiers; Canadian troops coming in with a flu epidemic; and preparing to evacuate in early 1919. She also notes that she is content with her decision to serve during the war and grateful to have had new experiences.

Dates

  • 1918 - 1919

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical Note

Grace I. Brown of New York served in the Army Nurse Corps in England during World War I. She worked at Base Hospital No. 40 in Southampton, England, which was attached to a rest camp for soldiers coming off of transport ships.

Extent

.08 Linear Feet (1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Grace I. Brown served in the Army Nurse Corps in England during World War I.

Three letters from 1918 to 1919 describe some of Brown's experiences during the war. Subjects include the conditions and entertainment on her ship across the Atlantic; living conditions in camp; and food supplies and rations in England.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased in 2003.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Beth Carmichael, July 2004.
Title
Grace I. Brown Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Beth Carmichael
Date
07/15/2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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