In Her Own Right

Student File, Correspondence Evelyn Barnum Class of 1917 Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School

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Date created 1915-01-01 – 1917-01-01
Creators Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing | University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Description Correspondence with training school's superintendent of nurses regarding the student's application and additional background information
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Type Textual Materials
Subjects Mercy Douglass Hospital | Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital And Training School | Nursing School | African American, African American Nurses | Nurses | Student | Pennsylvania Philadelphia | Barnum, Evelyn | Browne, Elsie M. | Mercy Douglass Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). School Of Nursing | African American Nurses | African American Nursing Schools | Minority Women | Nurses Training Of | Nurses, Black | Nursing | Nursing Schools | Women Nurses | Women In Medicine | Medical Women
Geographical location 15th and Lombard, Philadelphia (Pa.)
Geographical location Loganton, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States| 41.034238, -77.306641
Language English
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Contributing institution Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing | University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Transcription [Page 1] Loganton, P.A. June 11, 1915 Miss E.M. Browne, Phila. P.A., Dear Miss Browne, Received your letter and its content and have filled out the application blank and hope it will prove to be satisfactory to you. With the application blank I am sending you some recommendation of some of the prominent [Page 2] People in our town who have always known me. Had been with Mrs. Milnor until the 1st of Apr. then she moved from our vicinity to Wmsport to the address given on the application blank and you can refer to her if you desire to. In regard to the Pastor as we have no colored churches in our town I was a member of the German Lutheran we have not [Page 3] Had a regular minister until some time ago and I am just merely acquainted with him. I was brought up in the Lutheran church and Sunday school all my life and the recommendations will tell you I have always been and tried to do my duty every place. As we have no Photography in town and I have not had any pictures taken lately I don’t have any to send you at present but if [Page 4] I must send one I will try and have some made. I am a very light brown skin and have very dark brown hair. Hoping I may be satisfactory to you and please let me know if I will be able to obtain a position you will be waiting for an early reply. Very truly yours, Evelyn G. Barnum