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Nursing invitation for Rebecca Usher, Biddeford, 1862

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Rebecca Usher of Hollis received an invitation from Almira Quinby inviting her to take a nursing position in a Union military hospital.

Quinby noted that her cousin, Louise Titcomb, who was working at the U.S. General Hospital in Chester, Pennsylvania, had told her that Usher was interested in a nursing post. Quinby had heard that Dorothy Dix, the director of nurses for the army, needed more women for that post.

Quinby wrote, "No particular qualifications or specifications are required -- a common experience in nursing & plain, sensible clothing."

Quinby planned to take one of the four available spots.

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  • Title: Nursing invitation for Rebecca Usher, Biddeford, 1862
  • Creator: Quinby, Almira F.
  • Creation Date: 1862-10-17
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Biddeford, Chester
  • County: York
  • State: ME, PA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.6
  • Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/4
  • Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
  • Object Type: Text

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