Margaret Erskine papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

2 photocopied group photographs (n.d.); Manuscript diary extracts and notes (n.d.); Press cutting from The Times (15 Mar. 1915); Press cutting (n.d.); 3 portrait photographs (n.d.); Crayon sketch (n.d.); Manuscript verse (n.d.); Manuscript verse copied from Punch (16 Aug. 1915); Postcard (n.d.); Uniform list and memorandum (n.d.); Poem "Somewhere" by H. D. Dickson (n.d.); Typescript memorandum relating to No. 8 British Red Cross (Baltic & Corn Exchange) Hospital reunion dinner (n.d.); No. 8 British Red Cross (Baltic & Corn Exchange) Hospital reunion dinner menu (15 Jan. 1920); Gillingham War Memorial programme (18 Nov. 1920); Letter from the British Red Cross Society (n.d.); VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) instruction leaflet (Apr. 1917); French Red Cross memorandum (n.d.); Manuscript letter from Violet Martineau (12 July 1917); Memorandum from Percy Stone to Miss Martineau (12 Apr. 1916); Rationing removals application form (1918); Ration book (1 Apr. 1919); Typescript VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) letter (28 Feb. 1918); Memorial service programme (14 June 1916); Telegram (2 Aug. 1918); Typescript letter from Victoria League (n.d.); Registration number slip (n.d.); VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) notice (17 June 1919); 4 VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) letters (7 Mar. 1918, 20 July 1918, n.d., 7 Mar. 1921); 2 St John Ambulance Association certificates (Dec. 1913, Mar. 1914); 2 British Red Cross Society certificates (7 May 1941, n.d.); Autographed menu (9 June 1922); Manuscript British Red Cross letter (4 July 1919); Church service programme (n.d.); Ticket for Royal visit to St. Nicholas' Church (17 June 1917); VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) postcard (12 Mar. 1918); Travel tag for SS George (n.d.); Scrapbook "My War Jobs, 1914-1919" (1914-1919).

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret H. Erskine joined the St John Ambulance Brigade in Mar. 1914 and served as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) parlour maid before serving as a nurse at Caenshill Military Hospital and Brooklands Military Hospital, both in Weybridge, and later at No. 8 British Red Cross (Baltic & Corn Exchange) Hospital in France.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs E. Montgomery (niece)

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed

Related Material

See GS 0524: Erskine, G (sister). See also RNMN/ERSKINE: Erskine, HD (brother).

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