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Diary entries : La Havre, France Aug 1, 1918 cont.; photograph depicting the harbor at Halifax, N.S.

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Names
Anderson, Ethel (Author)
Collection

Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad : base hospital unit #44, evacuation hospital #5

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1918 - 1919
Date Created: 1918
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ (Anderson) 94-343
Topics
World War, 1914-1918
Diaries
Convoys
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
Harbors -- Canada -- Halifax
Notes
Content : Leather-bound album (lacking spine) with black kraft paper pages. Title, compiler's name and drawing of a caduceus with letters for the Army Nurse Corps on first leaf. Color drawing of flags of 14 allied countries on second leaf. Snapshots, commercial photographs, collotypes and drawings interspersed with excerpts of Ethel Anderson's diary, poetry and captions, in white ink. On separate sheet is photo-collage of portraits of nurses and view of a hosptial sent to Anderson as a greeting before she was sent overseas. Diary entries begin April 6, 1918 when Anderson reported for duty and was sent to Camp Upton, Yaphank, L.I. and end with April 20, 1919 when she returned on the S.S. Mobile to the U.S. Entries detail conditions in camp and hospital, camp life, French and Belgian scenery and the war's destruction, activities, outings, dances, Christmas 1918, and a 14-day leave to the south of France and Monte-Carlo. Poetry includes works by friends or colleagues of Anderson, and Henry Van Dyke, Elsie Janis and unidentified authors. Inserted in the album is a letter of recognition to nurses from Thomas J. Leary, Commander of Evacuation Hospital No.5. Anonymous gift, 1980.

Content: Page 2 of 3 page diary entry from August 1, 1918. Author describes voyage on transport ship including description of the devestated harbor at Halifax after the explosion of December 1917, the voyage of a convoy of 24 ships to Liverpool, the spotting of u-boat periscopes, and train travel through the English countyside. Snapshot of Halifax harbor at center.
Physical Description
Extent: 25 x 30 cm. Black craft paper with text in white ink, also gelatin sliver print at center.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG94-F114
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12318097
UUID: a4b97530-c6d0-012f-471c-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1918: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Diary entries : La Havre, France Aug 1, 1918 cont.; photograph depicting the harbor at Halifax, N.S." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1918. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-ed86-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Diary entries : La Havre, France Aug 1, 1918 cont.; photograph depicting the harbor at Halifax, N.S." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-ed86-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1918). Diary entries : La Havre, France Aug 1, 1918 cont.; photograph depicting the harbor at Halifax, N.S. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-ed86-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Diary entries : La Havre, France Aug 1, 1918 cont.; photograph depicting the harbor at Halifax, N.S.