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Elizabeth Hudson papers

Call Number: MS 1464
Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Hudson Papers consist of four albums of photographs and autographs which document Elizabeth Hudson's service as a nurse in Paris during World War I. The photographs depict French and Moroccan wounded soldiers being treated at the American Ambulance Hospital in 1916 and 1917. The American Army and Red Cross took over the hospital in 1917 after which it was known as American Military Hospital No. 1. Photographs after 1917 also portray American wounded. The albums contain identifications of patients giving names, hometowns, and place, date and extent of injuries. There are also patients' autographs, expressions of gratitude, occasional letters, and Hudson's later annotations scattered through the volumes. Several photographs, especially in the album in folder 3, picture battlefields and the destruction of towns. The album in folder 4 contains photographs of the hospital staff and of the victory parade in Paris in 1919.

The Elizabeth Hudson Papers were transferred to the Manuscripts and Archives Department from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 1987.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, 1987.


Arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Elizabeth Hudson Collection of E. Œ. Somerville & Personal Papers (GEN MSS 28), Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Majority of material found within 1916 - 1919
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Hudson, Elizabeth
Language of Materials