World War 1, Women and the War Effort

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Autograph Book

Item is an autograph book of signatures and poems collected during World War 1 when Mrs. MacDonald of Sydney Mines was a nurse serving in the military forces. Various battalion insignias, scenes from the local countryside, and a comic drawing of Mrs. Annie MacDonald in nurses' uniform were drawn in the book by wounded soldiers.

Boat Builders, Beinn Bhreagh

  • 77-86-220
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of female boat builders, taken by Charles Martin of the National Geographic Society. Four women work indoors on a lifeboat in the foreground, while two others work on another boat in the background. These lifeboats were built at Beinn Bhreagh, Baddeck under the supervision of Alexander Graham Bell during the First World War.

Martin, Charles

Boat Builders, Beinn Bhreagh

  • 77-85-219
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of female boatbuilders, taken by Charles Martin of the National Geographic Society. Thirteen boatbuilders pose with lifeboats built at Beinn Bhreagh, Baddeck under the supervision of Alexander Graham Bell. Those pictured are identified on the reverse of the photograph.

Martin, Charles

Clippings

File contains newspaper clippings related to Helen Kendall.

Correspondence

File contains various letters addressed to Helen Kendall from Scalter Lewis, as well as a letter from Helen Kendall to Katharine McLennan.

Correspondence

File contains letters from Katharine McLennan that were written to various family members while she was serving as a nursing assistant in France during World War 1.

McLennan, Katharine Sophia

Frances Dodd

  • 77-686-820
  • Item
  • ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of Frances Dodd (Ridgway), a member of Queen Alexandra's Nursing Reserve from 1914-1918.

Helen Kendall

Item is a photograph of Helen Kendall, who served as a nursing sister during World War 1.

Helen Kendall

Item is a photograph of Helen Kendall, who served as a nursing sister during World War 1.

Helen Kendall fonds

  • MG 12.275
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1985

Fonds consists of Helen Kendall's personal correspondence, genealogy records, nursing and war service certifications and documents, photographs, and clippings.

Kendall, Helen

Letter from Helen Homans to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Helen Homans to Isabel Farley dated 19 July 1916. Helen was Katharine's close friend, and sent the letter to Isabel to let her know what the doctor had said about Katharine's appendicitis attack and to reassure her that Katharine was recovering from her illness and was in good hands.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Grace McLennan

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Grace McLennan, dated 4 December, 1918. In the letter, Katharine describes the loss that she and Edith Parkman have been feeling since the death of their friend, Helen Homans. Katharine and Edith, now without work, were in Paris at the time looking for positions, and Katharine describes what the capital was like at the end of the war.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Grace McLennan

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Grace McLennan, dated 31 December 1917. Katharine writes about what events took place during the time around the Christmas and New Year holidays at the H.O.E. 18. She also mentions some of the staff at the hospital, and the duties that she and they must perform during their shifts.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 8 October 1916. In the letter, Katharine describes recent events at the hospital where she is volunteering in Yvetot, France, including several wounded men who had been there a year leaving, holiday scheduling, and a joke that her friend Edith Parkman was pulling on Helen Homans. She also mentions a trip that she made to a deserted Chateau, "Beauvoir."

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley dated 14 July 1918. The letter, written by Katharine upon her arrival back in France, describes the new hospital that she will be stationed at in Pontoise and her time spent in Paris, watching parades and having lunch with friends.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 8 September, 1918. In the letter, Katharine tells her sister about day-to-day life at the hospital in Pontoise, and a visit by a Mr. Martin that she was familiar with. Katharine also tells her sister that she purchased a German automatic pistol.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 2 October,1918. In the letter, Katharine describes a visit from Mike and mentions a number of patients at the hospital. Katharine also mentions her continued dislike for night duty and an argument that she and her father were having.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley dated 29 July 1916. Katharine writes of her recent illness and discloses that it was related to an appendix infection, and that she should be undergoing a removal operation before long. She also mentions having heard that her uncle, Bart McLennan, had been wounded.

McLennan, Katharine Sophia

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 12 November 1916. In the letter, Katharine describes her hatred of night duty and the schedule that night duty nurses must follow. She also mentions a concert held at the hospital, featuring a song that she describes as "perfectly disgusting," and the arrival of a new doctor from London, Major Robson.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 30 July 1918. In the letter, Katharine describes how busy she has been at the hospital in Pontoise, and gives of a description of the physical hospital space. She also makes note of a serum that is now being used with the patients, discusses new staff members, and describes the work schedule that she and the other nurses must follow.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 24 September 1915. In the letter, Katharine mentions numerous family members, including her father J.S., her sister Margaret, and her step-mother Grace. In addition, she describes the Cataraqui Estate, where she was staying with her friend Catherine (Rhodes) Tudor-Hart who was nicknamed Gogo, and details a desire to obtain some financial freedom.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley dated 13 July 1916. Katharine, serving as a WW1 Red Cross Volunteer, writes in the letter about day- to-day events the Hôpital de l'Alliance, including eating strawberries and cream and dealing with nurses leaving to tend to soldiers at other hospitals. Katharine also mentions the names of several men that she and her sister know that were lost during the war, and speaks of a trip to the train station where she saw many wounded men and received a button from a soldier.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 1 November 1916. In the letter, Katharine describes her hatred for night duty, especially in cold, windy weather, and day-to-day operations at the hospital. She also writes about how excited she is to have received a casque with two bullet holes in it from one of the men that was leaving the hospital, and how she will be switching houses when she comes off night duty.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Isabel Farley, dated 7 June 1917. In the letter, Katharine describes a picnic that she and Helen went on with some English officers, a trip that they took to [Roneu], and some day-to-day events at the hospital.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Mike Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Mike Farley, dated 10 September 1918. In the letter, Katharine asks Mike to come and visit her if he is able, and describes the hospital space and staff at Pontoise. She also mentions the death of her uncle Bartlett.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to Mike Farley

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to Mike Farley, dated 18 July 1918. The letter offers Katharine's description of the hospital at Pontoise and asks Mike, who has just been deployed, to visit her if possible.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan, dated 4 June 1916. The letter, written a month into her time as a World War I Red Cross volunteer at the Hôpital de l'Alliance in Yvetot, France, describes her duties while working on night shift, and the activities that she would partake in during her free time. Katharine mentions the arrival of Helen Homans, a friend who would work alongside her for almost the entirety of the war, and talks of the suffering that she has seen so far in her work.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan, dated 4 July 1918. The letter, which Katharine wrote during her voyage back to France on the steamer Chicago, features a timeline of the events that took place up to Katharine's departure. This included trips to Boston and New York and meeting with friends and family, including Isabel (McLennan) Farley and Grace McLennan.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan, dated 19 October 1916. In the letter, Katharine describes a day trip that she and Helen Homans took on their half day to the Chateau Salle Verte at Lassay, and notes two small accidents that occurred while Helen was riding her bicycle.

Letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan

Item is a letter from Katharine McLennan to her father, J.S. McLennan, dated 6 October 1916. In the letter, Katharine tells her father about some of the patients that she has been tending to at the Hôpital de l'Alliance in Yvetot, France, and offers a description of some of her coworkers and the hospital. In addition, Katharine indicates that they are awaiting the imminent arrival of Edith Parkman - a woman who would spend a great deal of time with Katharine both during and after the War.

Mary Belle MacNeill

  • 95-346-26437
  • Item
  • 1917

Item is a photograph of Mary Belle MacNeill, a nursing sister, sitting in bed with a book in France during World War 1. It is noted that the picture was enclosed along with an address she delivered at the Savoy Theatre at some point after.

Mary Belle MacNeill with brother

  • 92-17-23192
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of Mary Belle MacNeill sitting at a table with her brother during World War 1. The photo was likely taken in England.

Mary Belle MacNeill, England, 1918

  • 92-16-23191
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of Mary Belle MacNeill lying on a hill in a park in England during World War 1.

Matron-in-Chief, M.C. MacDonald, R.R.C.

  • 77-576-710
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of Matron-in-Chief M.C. MacDonald, head of the Canadian Overseas Nurses during the First World War.

Canadian Official War Photographer

Military (General) 1915

  • SB 125B
  • Item
  • 1985-1998

Item is a scrapbook that features newspaper clippings related to various military activities between the years 1914 and 1986. Included in the scrapbook are the following clippings: "Magnificent Moxham's Castle in Sydney used as a convalescent hospital in WW1" (November 9, 1985); The Army Lowdown on Colour (n.d.); Copy of the Military Service Act, 1917 (n.d.); "A Comrade Remembered : "Letters to home from France in World War I" (November 7, 1990); "Lest We Forget: Archibald Andrew MacLellan, Pte. MacDougall, Donald Andrew MacLellan, Angus MacFarlane" (November 7, 1990); "Served their country well" (November 10, 1990); "Legion honours war hero: John Bernard Croak" (July 5, 1996); and "Nursing sister honours vets: Wartime bravery remembered at ceremony" (November 17, 1995).

Nurse and soldier

  • 84-104-14204
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of a nurse and a soldier standing outside a building during World War 1.

Nurses and patient

  • 84-107-14207
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of two nurses and a patient at a hospital or infirmary during World War 1.

Nurses and patient

  • 84-106-14206
  • Item
  • 1914-1919

Item is a photograph of two nurses and a patient inside a hospital or infirmary during World War 1.

Nurses and soldier

  • 84-103-14203
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of two nurses, a patient, and a soldier in what appears to be an infirmary or hospital taken during World War 1.

Nursing and wartime documents

File contains Helen Kendall's nursing and wartime documents, including her nursing certificate from the Royal Victoria Hospital, a license to practice nursing from the province of Quebec, an address book, a war service badge, her passport, a diary, and awards for sanitary service.

Photographs

File contains photographs pertaining to the Helen Kendall collection, including a selection of wartime photographs.

Speech Transcript

File contains a speech delivered by Mary Belle MacNeil at the Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay to the "Ladies of the Red Cross." The speech addressed the experiences she had while serving in World War 1.

WW1 MG 12.189.6 J

Item is a letter from Letter from Ronard Adrieu to an unknown recipient, dated 12 November 1916. The letter, written in broken French, describes the conditions at another hospital and asks the recipient to say hello to Harnois, a patient at the Hôpital de l'Alliance in Yvetot, France.

Woman on horse

  • 84-112-14212
  • Item
  • 1914-1920

Item is a photograph of a woman, likely a nurse, on a horse during World War 1.