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Linda Richards Correspondence, 1886-1890

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Author:
Richards, Linda (nurse) 1841-1930
Collector:
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
0.15 cu. ft.: 1 document box
1 folder: 6 letters
Original holograph letters: 23 pages
Typescript transcriptions: 9 pages
Type:
Holographs
Collection descriptions
Letters (correspondence)
Transcriptions
Typescripts
Place:
Japan
Date:
1886
1886-1890
1880-1890
Notes:
Linda Richards was the first woman nurse trained in the United States at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. When these letters were written, she was a missionary nurse and the head of the first training school for nurses in Japan. An e-mail from Donna Bellemare, 7/17/06, refers to her as Melinda Ann (Linda) Richards.
Summary:
6 holograph letters from Japan by Linda Richards (total 29 pages, plus typescript transcriptions, total 9 pagges) : 8/21/1886 to Mrs. Emeline Q. Masta, 3/18/1888 to Mrs. Ida C. (Masta) Davis, 1/1/1889 to Mrs. Emeline Q. Masta, 1/10/1889 to Mrs. Ida C. (Masta) Davis, 10/10/1889 to Mrs. Eveline Q. Masta, and 1/9/1890 to Mrs. Ida C. (Masta) Davis. Subjects include primarily personal information and missionary work, not nursing or nursing education.
Cite as:
Linda Richards Correspondence, 1886-1890, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Missionaries
Nurses
Medical sciences
Nursing
Women missionaries
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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