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 ]

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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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