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American Fund for French Wounded Collection

Call Number: Ms Coll 56
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters of Anna Murray Vail and Isabel S. Lathrop to Miss Murray Ledyard, a donor in the United States; circular letters written by Anna Vail and other American women in Paris describing visits to hospitals, the devastation in France, the bravery of the soldiers and hospital workers, and the gratitude of recipients for the gifts received; the AFFW's Monthly Report, and Weekly Bulletin, both published in Paris; card photographs of devastated villages and individual buildings in France; postcards; photographs showing the depot and the motor vehicles used for distribution; and miscellany.

Language of Materials

In English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials are in the public domain.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 2016.

Related Materials

Related material: two American Fund for French Wounded enameled lapel pins. The first has rooster and crossed American and French flags, inscribed "Vive La France." The second is shaped like a "V" with American and French flags on the obverse. Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Historical Library Medical Commemorative Medals collection. Gifts of Kent Hackman (Yale College 1959), from the collection of Alden Frick Megrew (1910-1987). To request access contact

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
American Fund for French Wounded
Language of Materials