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Collection RC0591 - United States Army Base Hospital No. 20 collection

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United States Army Base Hospital No. 20 collection

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RC0591

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  • 1918-1920 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records and graphic materials

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United States Army Base Hospital No. 20 (1917-1919)

Administrative history

The U.S. Base Hospital was established by the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of the American Red Cross. It was mobilized in November 1917. Nurses were ordered to report to Ellis Island in February 1918. In April 1918 the nurses left Ellis Island and were joined with the officers and men from Camp Merrit on the USS Leviathan. They arrived in Brest, France on 2 May 1918. From there they went to Chatel Guyon where Base Hospital 20 was set up.

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The collection consists of the History of United States Army Base Hospital No. 20 (Philadelphia, 1920): 257 pages with many illustrations; as well as 16 photographs, 1918. The material appears to come from May Grenville of Thorold, Ontario, who served as a nurse with the hospital. There are initial photographs of her at Ellis Island, where the nurses were stationed before setting out for France. It then includes photos of the staff, as well as some of the various personnel Grenville served with in Mobile Surgery units, plus a postcard of the chapel at Chatel-Guyon, where the hospital was. In addition to photos related to the hospital, there are two photos of Canadian soldiers, as well as two photographs of grave markers at Vimy Ridge taken on 22 December 1918. The names on the grave markers are F. Thornton and Charles Grenville, her brother. Finally, there is a small, unidentified photograph of a number of women seated on one side of a sunny room. A number of the photos appear in the book.

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Collection (12-2008) was purchased from John Rush in January 2008.

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RC0591

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2017-02-28, B. Whittle, revised

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