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Sister Mary Gonzaga collection
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Sister Mary Gonzaga collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1732
  • Collection
  • 1834-1866

This group of letters consists, with minor exceptions, of correspondence from Sister Mary Gonzaga (Georgiana Barrie) (1825-1873), a Sister of Mercy from Bermondsey, to her sister Julia (Mrs. Edward Boodle) during the Crimean War. There are a few l...

Gonzaga, Sister Mary

To "My dear Juey". From Scutari Barracks.

Trouble at Kulali where “new nurses” had been established. Encountered Alfred Green, a family friend. Still another earthquake. Decrease in number of hospital deaths. More on wild flowers, etc. Sebastopol not yet taken. Would like a telescope.

To "My dear Julia". From Scutari Barracks.

From Scutari Barracks. Scolds her sister for publishing one of her letters. Acknowledges receipt of some items she had asked for, including wormwood to repel fleas. Much religious activity around the hospital - services, scripture readings. Patien...

To “My dearest Juey”.

Tells her story of taking a deranged nun to an asylum at Bruges. (This incident possibly contributed to the temporary closing of the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth and to the return of Sister Mary Gonzaga to the convent at Bermondsey.)