Volume/Folder: Typescripts of Madeira's Letters

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Record Number: 8720
Collection: Edith Madeira papers [2053]
Box/Case: 1
Folder: 3
Relates to: Madeira, Edith, American Red Cross
Date of Original: September 1 1918 - February 28 1919
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.

The second of the two folders that contain 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 the difficult working conditions in hospitals and clinics in Palestine and Armenian refugee camps. Madeira's travels to nearby countries, including Egypt, are also noted.

The correspondence was written from the following locations: Jersusalem, Palestine/Israel; Tiberias, Palestine/Israel; Haifa, Palestine/Israel; Jordan River, Palestine/Israel; Dead Sea/Salt Sea, Palestine/Israel; Jericho, Palestine/Israel; Mount Pisgah/Mount Nebo, Palestine/Israel; Cairo, Egypt; Memphis, Egypt; Saccaro/Saqqara, Egypt; Heliopolis/Al-Matariyyah, Egypt; Nile River, Egypt; Port Said, Egypt; Marseille, France.