File 13 - Autograph album.

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Autograph album.

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SCA13-WA7-13

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  • 1917-1920 (Creation)
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    Taylor, Catherine

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3 photographs : sepia-toned ; 12 x 9 cm or smaller

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Catherine Taylor (1874-1967) was a nurse in the US and England. She was born on June 11, 1874 in Clinton, Ontario. She graduated from St. Luke's Hospital, N.Y. and was head nurse in the Private Pavilion at that Hospital. In 1917 she went to England, and was given charge of a hospital at Shipston-on-Stour near Stratford-on-Avon for the British Red Cross. She assisted in opening a hospital in Liverpool for the American Army and converted the Guest Mansion in London into a showplace Navy hospital in 23 days. In 1918 she returned to the United States and assisted in combating the influenza epidemic. In 1920 the American Red Cross sent her to New Mexico to initiate public health programs in the schools there. Later, in California, she taught health and hygiene, organized summer camps for underprivileged children and qualified as a state audiometrist. In 1951 she moved to Ontario, California. She died February 1967 in Barrie, Ontario.

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File consists of an autograph album signed by colleagues, patients, and friends of Catherine Taylor while nursing in England during First World War and in the US during the influenza epidemic as well as at summer camps. Album contains three photographs of American soldiers.

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