NURSE SCRAPBOOK / DIARY From Trip to France, etc. Emily Priest, b. 1900.
NURSE SCRAPBOOK / DIARY From Trip to France, etc.
NURSE SCRAPBOOK / DIARY From Trip to France, etc.
NURSE SCRAPBOOK / DIARY From Trip to France, etc.
NURSE SCRAPBOOK / DIARY From Trip to France, etc.

NURSE SCRAPBOOK / DIARY From Trip to France, etc.

Paris: 1925. 28 leaves used to mount trip momentos, etc; 41 blank leaves at rear. Scrapbook annotated with ~ 30 typed explanatory captions [some lengthy], and many photographs [et al] with inked captions accompanying. 14-1/2" x 11-1/4". Printed cloth covered scrapbook, depicting a large galleon on a map. Some modest wear & soiling to binding. Most leaves with material have short tears to fore-edge. Overall, Very Good. Item #40086

"Emily intended to go to Europe, by hook or by crook. The day that she graduated from the Chirldren's Hospital she received a letter from Miss Floyd who was in France. It said that the Americain Memorial Hospital in Reims needed and wanted American nurses, to Communicate with Dr. Lefort for further details. The letter was read at a dinner give to celebrate the graduation. Everyone was wildly excited and keen to go. ... Ten dollars aweek (French money) and no expenses paid but it was work in France, they would have a roof over them and food to eat."

So begins Emily Priest's big adventure. Along with Marie Robinson, Emily traveled abroad to take a job as a nurse at the Americain Memorial Hospital. It is this adverture, including trips to Italy & the UK, that Emily chronicles & documents in this scrapbook.

Found herein are over 60 photographs, over 60 postcards [many color, many RPPC], over a dozen newspaper & magazine clippings, ~ 20 letters & telegraphs [many with original envelopes], & numerous other momentos, including such things as the Minnekahda passenger lists [to & from], menus, hotel bills, souvenir booklets (e.g., Reims), and even Emily's passport & her graduation certificate from Nursing School.

All in all, a rich resource for documenting one woman's first summer of independence.

Price: $650.00

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