Lady Carnarvon's Nursing Home 1914-1943

 

Lady Carnarvon's Nursing Homes: Nursing the Privileged in Wartime and Peace

                      By William Cross, FSA Scot

 

William Cross, the author of “ The Life and Secrets of Almina Carnarvon” has  published a short follow-up book ( of 100 pages) entitled  Lady Carnarvon's Nursing Homes: Nursing the Privileged in Wartime and Peace ”. There will only be 100 numbered copies of the book.  The book focuses on  Almina’s staff  of doctors, nurses and famous patients from her nursing home days,  1914-1943, with over 80 photographs, and  includes an interview with a surviving 95 year-old-lady who worked for Almina between 1937 and 1939.  There is also be an appreciation of Elizabeth ( Elsie ), 4th Countess of Carnarvon, who worked tirelessly for wounded soldiers  in Egypt during the Great War.  The cost will be £10.00, plus postage & packing ( NB p&p UK is  £1.50, Europe is £3.50 and elsewhere in the world is  £4.50)   [ ISBN 10 1-905914-03-2 ISBN 13 978-1-905914-03-6 ]

Queries/ Orders/ Contact the Author by e-mail williecross@aol.com

 

Contents of the Book

 

Forward By William Cross, FSA Scot

Author of  The Life and Secrets of Almina Carnarvon”

 

Lady Carnarvon’s Nursing Homes : Roll of Honour

 

Who Was Almina, Countess of Carnarvon?

 

How The Great War Began

 

The Assassination on Bloody Sunday

 

Scottish Military Nurses Memorial St Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh. 

 

Two Images of Highclere Castle and Grounds From Almina’s Collection 

 

The Faces of Almina, 5th Countess of Carnarvon

 

Medical treatment and Sterilisation Process at Highclere Military Hospital

 

Why Military Hospitals Like Highclere Were So Important

 

Alfred de Rothschild : Almina’s Benefactor and Saviour

 

Some of the Nurses Sent To Highclere Military Hospital

 

Lord Carnarvon’s Sheer Frustration

 

Extracts from “ Forward the Rifles”

 

Two of Highclere’s Notable Patients

 

Almina’s move to 48 Bryanston Square, London

 

 Testimonials 48 Bryanston Square

 

Recognition For Those Who Offered Their Homes As Hospitals

 

Elsie’s Great War : The Dowager Countess, Elizabeth, her hospital work in Egypt

 

Three of Almina’s Doctors

 

Some of Almina’s Charges at Alfred House

 

The Glebe, Barnet

 

The Nurse At Alfred House : Jeannie Robertson Hudson

 

Almina’s Maid at Alfred House: Margaret Lawson nee Sharp

 

Notes on Text  ( 140 End Notes)

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Thanks and acknowledgements

 

 

 

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