Volume/Folder: Typescripts of Madeira's Letters

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Record Number: 8659
Collection: Edith Madeira papers [2053]
Box/Case: 1
Folder: 2
Relates to: Madeira, Edith, American Red Cross
Date of Original: December 1 1917 - August 31 1918
Original Format: Typescript
Image description:

Edith Madeira (1865-1951) served as the chief nurse for the American Red Cross Commission to Palestine during World War I. This folder contains typescripts of Madeira's correspondence to friends and family while she was journeying to the Middle East and serving in Palestine. The correspondence vividly details Madeira's journey from the U.S. to Palestine, including her experiences in South Africa, Ceylon, the Red Sea, and the Suez Canal. Her later correspondence describes working conditions in hospitals and clinics in Palestine and Armenian refugee camps. Madeira's travels to nearby countries, including Egypt, are also noted.

(The following locations in her travels are mentioned: New York City, New York; West Indies/Caribbean Sea; St. Lucia; St. Helena; Cape Town, South Africa; Durban, South Africa; Limpopo River, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Beira, Mozambique; Indian Ocean; Colombo, Ceylon/Sri Lanka; Arabian Ocean/Sea ; Red Sea; Port Said, Egypt; Jerusalem, Palestine/Israel; Cairo, Egypt.)