Fonds SCA383-GA448-1 - Pearlie Bishop friendship album.

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Pearlie Bishop friendship album.

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1 album : linen and paper ; 24 x 19 cm

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Pearlie Bishop was born in 1876 in Cambridge, daughter of a wholesale grocer who managed the firm Halleck & Bond. She began a nursing career circa 1900 and acted as a nurse in the First World War, being Commandant of the Huntley V.A.D. Hospital in Cambridge, as well as being in charge of the Air Raid Squad and sugar distribution to Cambridgeshire hospitals. She was also a nurse in the Second World, being attached to the Women's Volunteer Service. For her war work she was awarded a MBE. She died in 1962 in Cambridge.

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Victorian friendship album kept by Pearlie (Alice Margaret) Bishop from the years 1896-1900. Album was given to Pearlie on her 20th birthday by her Aunt Edith. The album is comprised of 40 leaves of coloured paper in a handmade embroidered linen cover. Most pages have ink inscriptions from friends and family along with tipped in drawings and watercolours. Also included is one photograph of Pearlie in her Red Cross nurses uniform with other nurses and medical staff, presumably from the First World War.

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Purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 2020.


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Added to AtoM November 2020 JB.

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