Frances Cecil Sutherland Burt - Media
Frances Burt
Back of photo reads: Frances Cecil Burt. First evening dress. 1910
Frances Burt Birth Record
from the Archives of Ontario
letter to Chamberlain
transcription of 11 y.o Frances’ letter to Mr. J. Chamberlain, Secretary of State in the Colonial Office, England in 1900.
Queen Victoria envelope
Envelope containing the letter from Windsor Castle with Queen Victoria’s reply.
Queen Victoria letter
The letter from Miss Phipps, Queen Victoria’s secretary, relaying the Queen’s reply.
Frances Burt 1900
Photo of Frances Burt from 1900 printed with her correspondence with Queen Victoria.
Ellison Hall, Newton, Massachusetts
Ellison Hall on the left, built in 1908, where Frances Burt lived and studied Nursing from 1910 to 1913. To the right is the older Pratt-Converse Nursing training/residence building. [Historical photo from Christine Bell, Director of Library Services, Newton-Wellesley Hospital]
Graduating class in Newton
The 1913 Nursing graduation class photo in front of Ellison Hall with Frances Burt seated in the middle row on right. Back row centre is Matron Mary M. Riddle, an important figure in the history of Nursing in Massachussets, whose obituary from 1936 Frances later kept in her personal papers. [Photo from Christine Bell, Director of Library Services, Newton-Wellesley Hospital]
F. C. Burt 1918
Here seen in her Nursing uniform in Spring 1918 at Camp Devens in Ayer, Mass., USA when she was in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, before being sent to the front in Europe. She was also a member of the Guild of St. Barnabas for Nurses.
Back of 1918 photo
Camp Devens, Spring 1918.
Frances Burt Questionnaire page 1
A 5-page document from the State of Connecticut of a post-WW1 questionnaire on war experience completed by Francie in 1922.
Source: website "Connecticut History Online" <http://www.cthistoryonline.org/cdm-cho/document.ph...OPTR=14897&REC=1>
Frances Burt Questionnaire page 2
Frances Burt Questionnaire page 3
Frances Burt Questionnaire page 4
Frances Burt Questionnaire page 5
A.E.F. mobile hospital No. 4, France 1918
A 1918 photograph from the Bernard Becker Medical Library online image gallery <http://medcat.wustl.edu/cgi/arb.cgi?758637808:ig1:3:ar1:2015>. This mobile hospital existed from July until December 1918, and the exact date of this photo is unknown. Francie was assigned to this unit administering anaesthesia when stationed at La Grange aux Bois and Cheppy from Sep 26 to Nov 28, 1918.
Nurses of the A.E.F. mobile hospital No.4 in 1918
From the Bernard Becker Medical Library online image gallery at <http://medcat.wustl.edu/cgi/arb.cgi?758637808:ig1:3:ar1:2016>. The exact date is unknown so we can't tell if Francie is in this photo or not, but there is a resemblance to the nurse on the far right in the front row. At the very least she would have worked with some of these people when stationed with this unit from Sep 26 to Nov 28.
shell casing
acquired by Francie in France, engraved "Varennes, 1918". At one point she was stationed at Cheppy within 2 km of Varennes.
shell casing headstamp
The markings are:
37-85 = 37 mm shell, first introduced in 1885
P.D.Ps = Pinchard Denys, Paris, the largest French manufacturer of shell casings
174 = lot number
1.17 = 1st trimester, 1917, date of manufacture
flaming shell symbol = infantry artillery
Waterbury Hospital
in Waterbury, Connecticut, where Frances worked as a nurse anaesthetist and assistant to the pathologist after the war until her marriage in 1929.
Kreisler program
The program from a violin concert by Fritz Kreisler attended by Frances Burt in 1921 in Waterbury, Connecticut.