Fonds RBSC-ARC-1797 - Katherine Emery fonds

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Katherine Emery fonds

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  • Multiple media

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  • 1895-1970 (Creation)
    Emery, Katherine Watson

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ca. 2 cm of textual records and other material.

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(April 19, 1900 to October 14, 1970)

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Katherine Watson Emery was born in New Brunswick Canada in 1900. She moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she trained as a nurse. In 1944 she was accepted into overseas service with the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Canada to tend to wounded during World War Two. She returned to Canada on September 25th 1945. Emery lived much of the rest of her life in Vancouver until she passed away in 1970.

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Fonds consists of Emery's photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, identification cards and ephemera. The records document Emery's service as a nurse during World-War Two, as well as her experiences of World-War One, and her life and career as a nurse in Vancouver and New Brunswick.
The fonds is comprised of two series; Nursing Records and Personal Records.
The Nursing Records series includes a photograph album captioned in detail by Emery covering her year of service overseas from 1944 to 1945, as well as immigration documents, certificates, and correspondence related to her nursing career.
The Personal Records series is comprised of correspondence with friends and family, as well as photographs of Emery, her family, and acquaintances.

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Includes ca. 56 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13.5 x 12.5 cm,
1 album (65 photographs : b&w).

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Description created by Claire Williams in December 2018.

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