A Guide to the Papers of Base Hospital 41 1905-2009 Base Hospital 41, Papers of MS-17

A Guide to the Papers of Base Hospital 41 1905-2009

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Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Accession Number MS-17


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Repository
Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
Accession number
MS-17
Title
Papers of Base Hospital 41 1905-2009
Physical Characteristics
1.75 linear ft. (4 boxes, ca. 1100 items)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

The Papers of Base Hospital 41, Accession #MS-17, Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

Collected by Bernard P. Chamberlain and other members of Base Hospital 41.

Biographical/Historical Information

After the United States entered World War I, Dr. William H. Goodwin contacted the Red Cross in Washington D.C. in regard to organizing a base hospital at the University of Virginia. The authority to organize a hospital was granted, and UVa President E. A. Alderman recommended the appointment of Dr. Goodwin as director. On June 23, 1917 the hospital was assigned number 41. Dr. Goodwin learned he would need to recruit all the supporting staff of the hospital as well as its doctors and nurses. It was also his responsibility to acquire funds to purchase the supplies for the hospital as the War Department had determined that only fully equipped and supplied hospitals would be accepted for active service. Dr. Goodwin contacted the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S, which had collected from its members a substantial amount of money to be used as a war relief fund. The Elks agreed to furnish all of the needed funds and deposited the money with the Red Cross.

Well-qualified officers were selected as well as 149 enlisted men, 49 of them UVa alumni or students. On March 5, 1918, the detachment entrained for Camp Sevier, South Carolina, where it was organized by Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Julian M. Cabell and no longer considered a Red Cross unit. Two months later after intensive training, Cabell reported to the Surgeon General that the unit was ready for overseas duty.

Finally on July 26, 1918, Base Hospital 41 arrived in St. Denis, France, near Paris at the park of l'Ecole de la Legion d'Honneur. The hospital was established in the building used for schooling children of the members of the Legion of Honor. Secured for Base Hospital 41 by the American Red Cross, it was a stately eighteenth century building in a lovely park setting. The school dormitories were converted into hospital wards, and by August 12th Base Hospital 41 was ready to receive patients, meaning that the wards, operating rooms, laboratories, and ancillary services were set to function.

The first convoy consisted of 136 patients who were treated promptly and efficiently. The capacity of the building was soon reached and new tent wards were constantly being pitched in the park. Eventually the hospital was equipped to care for 600 patients in the building and another 2200 in the tent wards. One of the most stressful periods was from 4 PM on October 19, 1918, to 10 AM on October 22, 1918, when 693 patients were admitted to an already full hospital.

Base Hospital 41 had to contend with the influenza epidemic of 1918. A considerable percentage of both personnel and patients were attacked, and four staff members died of pneumonia following flu. Although not at the front, the unit also suffered from several air raids.

When the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918, nearly three thousand patients were in the hospital. Two and a half months later, all the patients had been evacuated, and the hospital ceased to function. The unit was demobilized on May 1, 1919.

Scope and Content

Of unique relevance to the University of Virginia Health System is the Base Hospital 41 collection. It includes; photographs and negatives of Base Hospital 41; photocopies of photos held by the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine; Base Hospital 41 newsletters; news clippings; medals; excerpts from Glenn B. Updike's wartime diary; documents relating to Chief Nurse Margaret Cowling; a history of Base Hospital 41; "The University of Virginia Base Hospital Forty-One," by the Commanding Officer, Julian M. Cabell; a historical sketch of Base Hospital 41 by Deming J. Shear; correspondence and photos related to reunions; and other archival material.

Arrangement

The arrangement is numerical by box and folder.

Contents List

"The University of Virginia Base Hospital Forty-One" by the Commanding Officer [Julian M. Cabell] 1925 . 001-001A, box-folder
"The University of Virginia Base Hospital Forty-One" by the Commanding Officer [Julian M. Cabell] 1925 . 001-001B, box-folder
"Historical Sketch of Base Hospital 41" by Deming J. Shear; includes a "Red Cross Nurse" by Margaret Cowling [n.d.] . 001-002, box-folder
Roster of Base Hospital 41 personnel [n.d.] . 001-003, box-folder
Unit chronology and roster of Base Hospital 41 personnel 1976 November 11 . 001-004, box-folder
"Historical Sketch of Base Hospital 41" by Deming J. Shear; includes a "Red Cross Nurse" by Margaret Cowling [n.d.] . 001-005, box-folder
Special Orders No. 70 1919 . 001-006, box-folder

The orders list the officers and men required to report for duty on detached service at the American University, France

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1940 May-June . 001-007, box-folder

Letter from Glenn F. Clark to M. S. Byrd, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Glenn F. Clark, Letter from C. C. Faires to Stuart S. Rothwell

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1941 March-April . 001-008, box-folder

Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Nate L. Adams, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Glenn Updike, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Bruce C. Lightner, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to A. V. Swann, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Garland Perry, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to LeRoy Hyde, Letter from Randolph Blackford to Mason [S. Byrd], Letter from Randolph Blackford to Perry, Letter from Randolph Blackford to Walter, Letter from Randolph Blackford to Dettor, Letter from Randolph Blackford to Harry Wilson, Letter from Randolph Blackford to Harry Conduff, Letter from Nate to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from Bruce C. Lightner to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from LeRoy W. Hyde to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from G. B. Updike to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from Herbert Old to Mason [S. Byrd], Letter from Micajah Woods to M. S. Byrd, Letter from Sylvan B. Ney to M. S. Byrd, Letter from Garland Peery to M. S. Byrd, Letter from M. to Sylven B. Ney, Letter from M. to Micajah Woods, Letter from M. to Herbert Old, Letter from M. to Randolph L. Blackford, Letter from M. S. Byrd, R. H. Perry, W. S. Chisholm, W. T. Dettor, Harry Wilson, Harry Conduff and Stuart Rothwell to Comrade

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion and organization accounts 1941 May-June . 001-009, box-folder

Letter from B. B. Leigh to Mason S. Byrd, Letter from H. T. Haley to M. S. Byrd, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Mason S. Byrd, Letter from Bert Wood to Mason [Byrd], Telegram from Mary Stuart Goodwin to Mason F. Byrd, Telegram from Randolph H. Perry to Julian M. Cabell, Letter from Julian M. Cabell to [Randolph H.] Perry, 2 Letters from Randolph H. Perry to Julian M. Cabell

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion and reunion costs 1941 September-November . 001-010, box-folder

Letter from W. L. Younger to R. H. Perry, Letter from William Vansant to Stuart S. Rothwell, Postcard from Dorothy Marks to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from Beverly D. Tucker to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to W. L. Younger

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1942 April-June . 001-011, box-folder

Letter from B. W. Rannells to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Clifford C. Faires, Letter from C. C. Faires to Stuart S. Rothwell, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney Powers, Letter from Clifford C. Faires to J. Malcolm Luck and Stuart [S. Rothwell], Letter from Andrew W. White to Stuart R. Rothwell, Letter from Stuart S. Rothwell to Andrew W. White, Postcard from Sidney E. Powers to Randolph H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunions 1955, 1958, 1959 . 001-012, box-folder

Telegram from Swann to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Wood to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from W. Glenn Elliott to Bernard

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion; address lists 1963 August . 001-013, box-folder

Postcard from Sidney E. Powers to Randolph H. Perry, Postcard from Sidney E. Powers to William E. Pinner, Letter from S. E. Powers to John, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Comrade, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Sidney E. P[owers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from S[idney] E. P[owers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Dad [Clifford C. Faires] to Randolph H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 September . 001-014, box-folder

Letter from John Martin to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Mason S. Byrd et. al. to Veterans of the Battle of Paris, Resolution by the Arizona Judges' Association upon the retirement of Clifford C. Faires, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from John H. Karsten to Randolph Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to John H. Karsten, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. Richard Thomas, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Nate L. Adams, Letter from Pete [Randolph H.] Perry et. al. to Veterans of Battle of Paris, Letter from Walter E. Haley to [Randolph H.] Perry, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from W. L. Younger to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from B. W. Rannells to R. H. Perry, Letter from Frank Nelson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Kenneth C. Patty to R. H. Perry, Postcard from Puss [J. Richard] Thomas to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Postcard from W. D. Wright to Sidney E. Powers, Postcard from Randolph F. Blackford to Randolph H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 October 1-2 . 001-015, box-folder

Postcard from D. R. Armentrout to Randolph H. Perry, 2 Postcards from Sidney [E. Powers] to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from J. Leicester Watts to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from J. Leicester Watts to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Deming J. Shear, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. F. Nelson, Letter from B. B. Leigh to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to George S. Coyle, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Harry R. Cline, Letter from Scott[ ] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Randolph F. Blackford, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Walter E. Haley, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to W. D. Wright, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Kenneth C. Patty, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to W. L. Younger, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to W. D. Wright, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. Leicester Watts, Letter from Jack, J. C. Curtis to R. H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963, October 3-19 . 001-016, box-folder

Letter from Bruce C. Lightner to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Bruce C. Lightner, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. B. Leigh, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to John C. Curtis, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Alfred Martin, Letter from Harry M. Wilson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Harry M. Wilson, Letter from J. Leicester Watts to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Sylvan B. Ney to R. H. Perry, Letter from Beverley D. Tucker to R. H. Perry, Letter from Deming J. Shear to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. Leicester Watts, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Deming J. Shear, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sylvan B. Ney, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Beverley D. Tucker, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to D. R. Armentrout, Letter from Fred Terrell to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Fred Terrell, Letter from Carroll Eugene Beach to R. H. Perry, Letter from William N. Jones to R. H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 October 20-27 . 001-017, box-folder

Letter from Joe Messinger to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Jack [John H. Karsten to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Malcolm W. Bryan to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from D. D. Vance to Pete R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Carroll E. Beach, Letter from Jack W. Gourley, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to John H. Karsten, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Elbert E. Rush, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Malcolm W. Bryan, Letter from Sam L. Brown to Pete R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Joseph Messinger, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to D. D. Vance, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Nate L. Adams, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to S. L. Brown, Letter from Ned Carrington to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Fred W. St. Clair to R. H. Perry, Letter from Harry R. Cline to Randolph Perry, Letter from Woodford B. Llackley to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Wilbert T. Woodson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from J. Scott Atkinson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Fred W. St. Clair to Sidney E. Powers

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 October 28-30 . 001-018, box-folder

Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Edward L. Carrington, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Fred W. St. Clair, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Nate L. Adams, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. W. Gourley, Letter from Jack to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from William G. Vansant to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Bill Hankins to R. H. Perry, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to William N. Jones, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. Scott Atkinson, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Woodford B. Hackley, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to John H. Karsten, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to William G. Vansant, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Wilbert T. Woodson

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 November 1-5 . 001-019, box-folder

Postcard from J. L. Hawkins to [Randolph H.] Perry, Letter from George S. Coyle to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from George S. Coyle to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Harry R. Cline, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to William E. Hankins, Letter from Grover C. Ross to R. H. Perry, Letter from Joe E. Currell to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from J. E. Newman to R. H. Perry, Letter from Frank Passwaters to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to H. A. Goodwin, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. L. Hawkins, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Frank Passwaters, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Grover C. Ross, Letter from Kenneth W. Livesay to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from A. V. Swann to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to to Joseph E. Currell, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to A. B. Swann, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Douglas D. Vance, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. E. Newman, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Veterans of Battle of Paris

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 November 6-7 . 001-020, box-folder

Letter from Bruce C. Lightner to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from R. E. Dyche to R. H. Perry, Letter from Glenn B. Updike to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Kenneth W. Livesay, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Glenn B. Updike, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Bruce C. Lightner, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Robert E. Dyche, Letter from Nell Williams to R. H. Perry, Letter from J. C. Curtis to R. H. Perry, Letter from J. F. Nelson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Harry R. Cline to R. H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 November 8-18 . 001-021, box-folder

Postcard from A. V. Swann to Randolph Perry, Postcard from Lee Hendrick to R. H. Perry, Postcard from Bill Jones to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. F. Nelson, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Harry R. Cline, Letter from Alfred Martin to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from B. W. Rannells to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Alfred N. Martin, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Nell Williams, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Fritz L. Hardin, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. C. Curtis, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to George S. Coyle, Letter from Mac Bryan to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from D. D. Vance to R. H. Perry, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to to A. V. Swann, Telegram from Dad Farris [Clifford C. Faires], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Malcolm W. Bryan, Letter from Mason S. Byrd to R. H. Perry, Letter from Glenn B. Updike to R. H. Perry, Letter from W. L. Younger to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to William T. Jones, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Harvey A. Goodwin, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Russell M. Sexton, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Elbert E. Rush, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Clifford C. Faires, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Alex G. St. Clair

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1963 November 19-December 9 . 001-022, box-folder

Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Ben B. Leigh to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Fred Terrell to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from George S. Coyle to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to George S. Coyle, Letter from B. W. Rannells to Randolph H. Perry, Letter to C. C. Faires to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. B. Leigh, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Glenn B. Updike, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to W. L. Younger, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Fred Terrell, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Mary Stuart Goodwin to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Mrs. William H. Goodwin

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1965 December-1965 February . 001-023, box-folder

Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Postcard from Pete [Randolph H. Perry] to Bernard P. Chamberlain, Letter from Catherine Karsten to [Bernard P.] Chamberlain, List of returned cards, Letter to Sidney E. Powers, Lettter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter to Sid[ney E. Powers], Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], List of returned letters, Letter from Mrs. W. R. Kiley to Randolph Perry, Postcard from Sidney [E. Powers] to R. H. Perry, Postcard to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to members of Base Hospital 41, Letter to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry]

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1965 March-April . 001-024, box-folder

Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from William N. Jones to R. H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Grady R. Henry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to William N. Jones, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from B. B. Leigh to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from the Reunion Committee to Ambulatory Veterans of Battle of Paris, Letter from Nate D. Page to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Fred Terrell to Mason S. Byrd, Letter from Bernard P. Chamberlain to Mrs. John H. Karston

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1965 May-June . 001-025, box-folder

Letter from Deming J. Shear to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Ruby Shaner, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Nate L. Adams, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to E. G. Purvis, Letter from B. B. Leigh to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. B. Leigh, Letter from Scott Atkinson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Bernard W. Rannells to [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from J. F. Nelson to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Scott Atkinson, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to J. F. Nelson, Telegram from Clifford C. Faires to Pete [Randloph H.] Perry, Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Comrades and Friends of Base Hospital 41, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to to Clifford C. Faires, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Glenn B. Updike to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from George S. Coyle to the Reunion Committee, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to George S. Coyle, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Glenn B. Updike, Postcard from J. Scott Atkinson to Randolph H. Perry

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1966 February-March . 001-026, box-folder

Letter from Sidney E. Powers to the Nurses, Officers and Enlisted Personnel, Letter from John to Sid[ney E. Powers], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Memo of list of names and addresses, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry]

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1966 April . 001-027, box-folder

Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from the Reunion Committee to Surviving Veterans of the Battle of Paris, Letter from Bess Purvis to conrades, Letter from Glenn B. Updike to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Bessie B. Purvis, Letter from D. D. Vance to the Reunion Committee, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Glenn B. Updike, Letter from Sidney [E. Powers] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Douglas D. Vance, Letter from Fred W. St. Clair to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers, Letter from Bernard P. Chamberlain to J. L. Meem, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Fred W. St. Clair, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1966 May-June . 001-028, box-folder

Letter from Sam L. Brown to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Sam L. Brown to Thomas Jefferson Inn, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Ben B. Leigh to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Grover C. Ross to Vance, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. W. Rannells, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to B. B. Leigh, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to S. L. Brown, Letter from Carroll E. Beach to Randolph H. Perry, Letter from Doug [D. Vance] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to to Douglas D. Vance, Letter from Bus Eye [John F. Nelson] to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Comrades and Friends of Base Hospital 41, Letter from George S. Coyle to Pete [Randolph H. Perry], Letter from Randolph H. Perry to to John F. Nelson, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to George S. Coyle, Letter from Randolph H. Perry to Sidney E. Powers

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1967-1969 . 001-029, box-folder

Letter from Sidney E. Powers and John A. Martin to Members of Base Hospital #41, Mailing List, Letter from B.H. #41 Reunion committee to Doctors, Nurses and Enlisted Men of B.H. #41, Letter from George S. Coyle to Bernard Chamberlain, Letter from Van and Emily to Mr. and Mrs. [Bernard] Chamberlain, Letter from B.H. #41 Reunion committee to Doctors, Nurses and Enlisted Men of B.H. #41, Letter from B.H. #41 Reunion committee to Doctors, Nurses and Enlisted Men of B.H. #41

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1970-1975 . 001-030, box-folder

Letter from W. L. Younger to Glenn B. Updike, Letter from Nate to Glenn B. Updike, Letter from Sarah K. Brent to Bernard P. Chamberlain, Letter from Bernard [P. Chamberlain] to Deming [J. Shear], Letter from Sam and Alice [Brown] to Bruce [C. Lightner], Letter from Bruce C. Lightner to Bernard P. Chamberlain, Letter from Richard M. Graham to Bernard P. Chamberlain, Letter from John A. Martin to Loyal Comrades of B.H. 41

Correspondence to and from former Base Hospital 41 members, re: reunion 1976-193, [n.d.] . 001-031, box-folder

Letter from Betty Pettit to Bernard [Chamberlain], Letter from George S. Coyle to Bernard [Chamberlain], Letter from Esther Haswell, Letter from Caroll Beach, Letter from Margaret Martin, Letter from Betty Hackley, Letter from Beverly Brown Dropp to Mr. Wilson, Letter from Bruce C. Lightner to Harry [Wilson], Letter from Annd Freudenberg to mr. Wilson, Letter from Bernard P. Chamberlain to W. Wilhelm Moll, Letter from Charles M. Taylor to Glenn B. Updike, Letter from Glenn B. Updike to Charles M. Taylor, Letter from Glenn B. Updike to the University of Virginia, Letter from the Reunion Committee Base Hospital 41 to the Young Men and Women of Base Hospital #41, Letter from the Reunion Committee to the Hardy Relicts of Base Hospital #41, Letter from the B. H. 41 Reunion Committee to the Very Brave Members of Base Hospital #41, Letter from the Reunion Committee Base Hospital #41 to the Embattled Members of Base Hospital #41

Minutes: Organization Meeting, Base Hospital 41 1940 May 18 . 001-032, box-folder

The minutes nclude a list of those attending.

Minutes: Organization Meeting, Base Hospital 41 1940 May . 001-033, box-folder
Roster, Base Hospital 41 1941 . 001-034, box-folder
Roster, Base Hospital 41 1941 . 001-035, box-folder
Roster, Base Hospital 41, A. E. F., Compiled at St. Denis, France, January 1919 1941 . 001-036, box-folder
Roster, Base Hospital Unit 41, printed for 1941 reunion 1941 . 001-037, box-folder
Rosters and reunion address lists, Base Hospital 41, 1963 . 001-038, box-folder
Rosters, Base Hospital 41, includes brief estimate of reunion costs 1965 . 001-039, box-folder
Reunion lists of Base Hospital 41 members interested in attending reunion 1965 . 001-040, box-folder
"Between Convoys" 1918 December . 002-001, box-folder

Newsletter of Base Hospital 41

"Between Convoys" 1919 February . 002-002, box-folder

Newsletter of Base Hospital 41

Letter from James J. Kopp to Carol Jenkins re: included photocopied photographs of Base Hospital 41 1981 October 19 . 002-003, box-folder

The photocopies are from photographs at the National Library of Medicine. Copies of the images can be ordered from the NLM, History of Medicine website. An actual photograph of one of the photocopied photographs is in Box 002, Folder 64.

1966 Roster Base Hospital 41 1966 . 002-004, box-folder
Articles about Douglas D. Vance and Vance's book "Doctor Is My End in Sight?" 1977-78 . 002-005, box-folder
Letter from James J. Kopp to Terry Thorkildson re: Base Hospital 41 newsletter 1981 November 18 . 002-006, box-folder
Photocopied photographs of Base Hospital 41 1981 . 002-007, box-folder

Photocopies are from photographs at the National Library of Medicine. Copies of the images can be ordered from the NLM, History of Medicine website.

Reunion lists and 1966 roster, Base Hospital 41 D1966 . 002-008, box-folder
Reunion notes and minutes, Base Hospital 41 1941 June 7 . 002-009, box-folder
"Bicentennial Greetings" Supplement to material taken from a diary of Glenn B. Updike, Sr. 1976 July 4 . 002-010, box-folder

The excerpts describe Updike's service in World War I.

Note from Bernard Chamberlain to Mason [S. Byrd] and photocopies of photographs of Base Hospital 41 members D . 002-011, box-folder

The photocopies are of photographs taken in 1919 and 1921.

Photograph of Base Hospital 41 reunion group 1968 . 002-012, box-folder

Bottom Row L to R: 1 ?, Jack Curtis, Stuart Rothwell, Scott Atkinson, John S. Martin, James L. Watts, Randolph Perry, "Monk" Younger, Henry Bomberger, "Bus Eye" Nelson, Wm. Vansant; Second Row L to R: 1 ?, Mrs. Alfred Martin, Mrs. S. L. Brown, Mrs. Jack Curtis, Mrs. Stuart Rothwell, Mrs. John S. Martin, Mrs Bruce Lightner (?), 8 ?, Mrs. Scott Atkinson, 10 ?, Mrs. James L. Watts, Mrs. Maynard Darley, Mrs. Harry Bomberger, 14 ?, Mrs. John F. Nelson, 16 ?, Mrs. W. T. Dettor; Third Row L to R: 1 ?, "Foots" Dettor, Mrs. Douglas Vance 4 ?, Dr. Douglas Vance, Mrs. Deming Shear, Deming Shear, Wm. E. Hankins, Geo. S. Coyle, "Puss" Thomas, Bruce Lightner, Nate Adams, Sam'l. L. Brown, 14 ?, Josiah Eagle, "1 Key" Ney, 17 ?, 18 ?, "Billy" Wright, Maynard Darley; Fourth Row L to R: 1 ?, "Pinhead" Chamberlain, Alfred Martin, Walter S. Chisholm, Mason S. Byrd, Bernard W. Rannells, Dr. Ed Seabright

"Still Together After 58 Years" 1976 June 13 . 002-013, box-folder

Identified in photo: G. B. Updike, Hunter Dunn, John Martin, Bruce Lightner, Stuart Rothwell, John Curtis, Nate Adams, George Coyle, Mason Byrd, Sam Brown, W. G. Vansant, D. D. Vance, Harry Wilson, Carroll Beach, Buseye Nelson, Deming Shear

"The 'Good Life' of Dr. Doug" by Steve Alexander [n.d.] . 002-014, box-folder

This article is about Dr. Douglas D. Vance.

Photocopies of photographs of University of Virginia football field [n.d.] . 002-015, box-folder
Reunion card and menu 1940 May 18 . 002-016, box-folder

Reunion card has many Base Hospital 41 members' signatures.

"Emory and Henry College Alumni News" 1962 July . 002-017, box-folder
Newspaper clippings, re: Bernard Chamberlain 1983 June-July . 002-018, box-folder

These articles were written after Chamberlain's death and include his obituary.

Newspaper clippings re: Base Hospital 41 memebers 1941-1979 . 002-019, box-folder

These include articles or obituaries about Alfred Newman Martin, Stuart S. Rothwell, Glenn B. Updike, Thomas Fitz-Hugh, and C. C. Faires.

Replies to invitation to Base Hospital 41 reunion 1963 . 002-020, box-folder
Notecards with names and addresses of former Base Hospital 41 members [n.d.] . 002-021, box-folder
Replies to invitation to Base Hospital 41 reunion 1965-1966 . 002-022, box-folder
Invitation to Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the John Peyton Memorial Association 1970 March 24 . 002-023, box-folder

Bernard P. Chamberlain was the secretary for the association.

Invitation to Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Peyton Society of Virginia 1972 April 1 . 002-024, box-folder

Bernard P. Chamberlain was the secretary-general for the society.

Invitation to Twenty-second Annual Meeting of the Peyton Society of Virginia 1973 March 8 . 002-025, box-folder

Bernard P. Chamberlain was the secretary-general for the society.

Report on the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the John Peyton Memorial Association 1970 June 15 . 002-026, box-folder

Bernard P. Chamberlain was the secretary for the association.

Report of the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Peyton Society of Virginia 1972 June 10 . 002-027, box-folder

Bernard P. Chamberlain was the secretary-general for the society.

Peytons of Virginia 1972 . 002-028, box-folder

This genealogical chart includes dates from 1624-1880.

The Peyton Society of Virginia application for membership 1972 . 002-029, box-folder
Program of Base Hospital 41 show 1918 December 7 . 002-030, box-folder

The show was given by the nurses, patients and the enlisted personnel.

Scrapbook pages 1918-1919 . 002-031, box-folder

The items include photographs, passes for George Coyle, tickets, and stamps.

Reunion photograph of UVa pavilion [n.d.] . 002-032, box-folder
Reunion photograph of UVa pavilion [n.d.] . 002-033, box-folder
Reunion group photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-034, box-folder
Reunion group photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-035, box-folder
Reunion group photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-036, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds [n.d.] . 002-037, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-038, box-folder
Reunion group photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-039, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-040, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-041, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-042, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-043, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-044, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds, people unidentified [n.d.] . 002-045, box-folder
Reunion photo taken on UVa grounds [n.d.] . 002-046, box-folder
Photograph of Base Hospital 41 building with ambulances ca. 1918 . 002-047, box-folder
Photograph of Base Hospital 41 building with ambulances ca. 1918 . 002-048, box-folder
Photograph of Base Hospital 41 fracture ward ca. 1918 . 002-049, box-folder
Photograph of Camp Sevier, North Carolina 1918 . 002-050, box-folder
Photograph of the wards of Base Hospital 41 ca. 1918 . 002-051, box-folder
Photograph of outside of Base Hospital 41 ca. 1918 . 002-052, box-folder
Photograph of reunion attendees [n.d.] . 002-053, box-folder

L to R: Harry Wilson, Bernard Chamberlain, Walter Chisholm, Stuart Rothwell, Pete Perry, Sidney Powers, Mason Byrd, John Martin

Photograph of reunion attendees [n.d.] . 002-054, box-folder

L to R: Harry Wilson, Bernard Chamberlain, Walter Chisholm, Stuart Rothwell, Pete Perry, Sidney Powers, Mason Byrd, John Martin

Photograph of reunion attendees [n.d.] . 002-055, box-folder

L to R: Harry Wilson, Bernard Chamberlain, Walter Chisholm, Stuart Rothwell, Pete Perry, Sidney Powers, Mason Byrd, John Martin

Photograph of reunion group, people unidentified 1965 . 002-056, box-folder

The photograph was taken at the Thomas Jefferson Inn.

Letters regarding federal support for a history of Base Hospital 41 1966 September-October . 002-057, box-folder

Letter from John B. Blake to Wilhelm Moll, Letter from David F. Kefauver to Wilhelm Moll, Letter from Wilhelm Moll to Bernard P. Chamberlain

"Plan Base Hospital Veterans' Reunion" in Alumni News [n.d.] . 002-058, box-folder
Glenn Brady Updike: autobiogaphy 1980 November 11 . 002-059, box-folder

Updike's brief autobiography includes his time with Base Hospital 41.

bookmark [n.d.] . 002-060, box-folder

The bookmark has Randolph H. Perry's name typed on it.

Photograph of a monument to Camp Sevier [n.d.] . 002-061, box-folder

The inscription reads: CAMP SEVIER IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO TRAINED HERE AND THOSE THAT MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR. ERECTED BY AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POST [unlclear] APRIL 6TH 1934.

Photograph of unidentified building [n.d.] . 002-062, box-folder
"The New York Herald, European Edition-Paris" 1918 September 12 . 002-063, box-folder
U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 41, Paris, France [Interior view of the fracture ward]. 1918 . 002-064, box-folder

This photo was used in the Summer 1983 "Helix." It is Old Negative no. 10,292 B from the National Library of Medicine. St. Denis, Paris, France.

Margaret Cowling Papers 1905-1983 .
  • "Between Convoys" 1918 December . 003-001, box-folder

    Newsletter of Base Hospital 41

  • Letter from Julian M. Cabell to Stephen Watts 1919 January 10 . 003-002, box-folder

    The letter concerns the excellent work of Margaret Cowling.

  • "A Red Cross Nurse by Margaret Cowling [n.d.] . 003-003, box-folder

    Cowling gives an account of her experiences with Base Hospital 41.

  • Margaret Cowling's Diploma from the University of Maryland Training School for Nurses 1905 May 10 . 003-004, box-folder
  • Exhibit information on Margaret Cowling [n.d.] . 003-005, box-folder

    The exhibit was for the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and includes "Margaret B. Cowling and her War Services as an American National Red Cross Nurse in Austria in 1915" by Dieter H. M. Groschel.

  • Margaret Cowling's record of service during World War I 1941 February 7 . 003-006, box-folder

    The Office of the Surgeon General in the War Department certifies that Cowling took her oath of office on April 4, 1918 and was honorably discharged from the Army Nurse Corps on August 31, 1919.

  • Diploma to Certify the Silver Honorary Medal of the Red Cross received by Margaret Cowling 1915 September 15 . 003-007, box-folder

    The diploma was given by Franz Salvator, Imperial Prince and Archduke of Austria, to recognize Cowling's military medical care given during World War I. An English translation of the German diploma is included.

  • Certificate of Red Cross Foreign Service for Margaret Cowling [n.d.] . 003-008, box-folder

    The Certificate expresses appreciation for Cowling's service to the Red Cross.

  • Certicate of Appreciation from the city of Baltimore, Maryland to Margaret Cowling 1919 November 27 . 003-009, box-folder

    The certificate expresses appreciation for Cowling's patriotic service with the American Forces.

  • "Margaret B. Cowling and her War Services as an American National Red Cross Nurse in Austria in 1915" by Dieter H. M. Groschel 1983 November 15 . 003-010, box-folder
  • Photocopies of scenes of Camp Lee 1917 . 003-011, box-folder

    One photograph has two people identified: Ruth Moran and Ella Fife. Another photograph is of a hospital ward.

  • Photocopies of photographs of France and a medal ca. 1918 . 003-012, box-folder

    The photocopied photographs show St. Denis, Base Hospital 41, and a U. S. Army medal given to Ruth Moran.

  • "Patriae ac Humanitati, 1864-1914. K. D." [n.d.] . 003-013, box-folder
  • Photocopy of a photograph of Reunion group, people unidentified 1965 . 003-014, box-folder

    The photograph was taken at the Thomas Jefferson Inn.

  • Letters regarding reunion 1965?-1966 . 003-015, box-folder

    Letter from Agnus Brush to Ruth, Letter from Frances [Ricker] Appleton to Ruth

  • Minutes of Wichita General Hospital Board 1931 June 10 . 003-016, box-folder

    The Board expresses appreciation for Margaret Cowling.

  • Letter from J. B. Casey to Margaret B. Cowling 1931 May 8 . 003-017, box-folder

    Casey expresses the appreciation of the hospital staff for Cowling's work at the hospital.

  • Margaret Brand Cowling's license to be registered nurse in Texas 1928 July 14 . 003-018, box-folder
  • Margaret Brand Cowling's license to be registered nurse in Florida 1925 June 10 . 003-019, box-folder
  • Margaret Brand Cowling's license to be a nurse in Virginia 1916 June 26 . 003-020, box-folder
  • Margaret Brand Cowling's license to be registered nurse in North Carolina 1905 December 11 . 003-021, box-folder
  • Letter from Richard Oliver Phillips to Margaret Cowling 1915 April 3 . 003-022, box-folder

    Phillips writes on behalf of the Yonkers Homoeopathic Hospital and Maternity on the eve of Cowling's departure to work overseas in World War I.

  • Letter from Sarah K. Brent to Bernard P. Chamberlain 1970 September 8 . 003-023, box-folder

    Brent writes about the donation of papers belonging to Margaret Cowling.

  • Certificate of identity for Margaret Brand Cowling 19718 June 27 . 003-024, box-folder

    The certificate was issued by the Unites States War Department.

  • Special passport for Margaret Brand Cowling 1915 April 24 . 003-025, box-folder

    The certificate was issued by the Unites States Department of State.

Medal bearing inscription, "Journee du Poilu 1915/25-26 Decembre 1915 . 004-001, box-folder

The note states that the medal was given to Capt. Walter Miller (Dutch) by the daughter of a French officer killed in W. W. I.

Captions for Base Hospital 41 exhibit [n.d.] . 004-002, box-folder

The introduction and captions for the artifacts and photos included in the exhibit are given.

Military orders 1919 April 13 . 004-003, box-folder

The order regards where nurses will be allowed on board a ship at sea.

Letter from Sidney E. Powers to Comrades and Friends of B. H. 41 1965 June 9 . 004-004, box-folder

Powers writes about the reunion.

Letter from W. L. "Monk" Younger to Glenn B. Updike 1970 April 22 . 004-005, box-folder

Younger thanks Updike for remembrances of Base Hospital 41.

Letter from Nate to GLenn B. Updike 1970 May 1 . 004-006, box-folder

Nate gives Updike the names of some people who would enjoy reading Updike's diary from World War I.

Excerpts from Glenn B. Updike's diary 1970 April 16 . 004-007, box-folder

Updike's excerpts start on June 18, 1918 when he left Camp Sevier and end on May 1, 1919 when he was discharged from the U. S. Army.

Letter from Glenn B. Updike to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard P. Chamberlain 1976 June 16 . 004-008, box-folder

Updike expresses appreciation for the reunion and considers diseminating additional excerpts from his World War I diary.

Supplement from Glenn B. Updike's diary 1976 July 4 . 004-009, box-folder

Updike supplements the records taken from his diary on April 16, 1970 and includes information previously omitted.

Letter Glenn B. Updike to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Chamberlain 1978 October 10 . 004-010, box-folder

Updike's letter refers to enclosed photos which are now filed in Box 4, Folders 11-23.

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-011, box-folder

Photo shows men sitting in front of statue of an elk.

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-012, box-folder

Photo shows dining hall.

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-013, box-folder

Photo shows outside of building.

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-014, box-folder

L to R: Glenn B. Updike, Nate Adams

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-015, box-folder

L to R: Nate Adams, Glenn B. Updike

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-016, box-folder

L to R: Glenn B. Updike, Nate Adams

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-017, box-folder

L to R: Nate Adams, Glenn B. Updike

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-018, box-folder

L to R: Glenn B. Updike, Nate Adams

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-019, box-folder

L to R: Glenn B. Updike, Nate Adams

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-020, box-folder

Right: Nate Adams

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-021, box-folder

L to R: Nate Adams, Glenn B. Updike

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-022, box-folder

Left: Nate Adams

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-023, box-folder

2nd from right: Nate Adams, far right: Glenn B. Updike

Photo taken at Elks National Home in Bedford 1978 . 004-024, box-folder

L to R: Nate Adams, Glenn B. Updike

Caption: "Maison D'educaton de la Legion D'honneur" ca. 1918 . 004-025, box-folder
Caption: "The park of the school when we arrived" ca. 1918 . 004-026, box-folder

The park is the l'Ecole de la Legion D'honneur park.

Caption: "The park later. Besseneau tents in front with about 500 patients and Marquise tents back with about 1700 beds. The later extended well over to the left but are obscured by the trees." ca. 1918 . 004-027, box-folder
Caption: "Dining-room of Base Hospital 41, St. Denis, France with seating capacity of 500" ca. 1918 . 004-028, box-folder
Caption: "The fracture ward" ca. 1918 . 004-029, box-folder
Caption: "Colonel Cabell, Colonel Goodwin, Miss Cowling, Major Venable, Lieutenant Caylor, Major Old and Captain Sharp" ca. 1918 . 004-030, box-folder
Caption: "French Marmites. A part of one of the kitchens of 41 at St. Denis" ca. 1918 . 004-031, box-folder
Rose taken from Lafayette's tomb was placed by [Woodrow] Wilson. 1918 December 22 . 004-032, box-folder
Inventory of memorabilia donated by B. P. Chamberlain on behalf of Base Hospital 41 1979 June . 004-033, box-folder
The Clayton Brothers World War I by William H. Clayton 2009 July . 004-034, box-folder

William Clayton writes about his uncles, William Harold Clayton, Fredrick Van Clayton and Silas Walter Clayton. Silas was assigned to Base Hospital 41. He also includes copies of pictures and letters. William donated the book.