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Original British WWI Nurse Named Medical Kit Grouping in Case with Amazing Autograph Book

Regular price $1,395.00

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind grouping. This is a true time capsule. This genuine World War One nurse’s grouping belonged to Gertrude Bate of the south Manchester hospital.

This exceptional grouping consists of the following:

• Small leather suitcase bearing the large initials G.B."
• A truly exceptional 70+ double sided page Autographs book, containing diary entries, letters, poems, drawings, sketches, and cartoons put into the book by many of her patients after returning wounded from the western front. Many of the pages are signed and dated by the people who filled the book, and many of the drawings demonstrate a very high level of skill. This book really opens a window into the dreadful period that was World War One. Dated pages range from 1915-1919.
• 6 photos (4 framed)
• A bible of belonging to her then finance CORPORAL ARTHUR LEONARD CASS of the 1st BUFFS (EAST KENT REGIMENT) who served in the Great War. Happily the couple were later married at war's end on September 7th, 1919
• WWI British Victory Medal named to Corporal Cass.
• WWI British War Medal named to Corporal Cass.
• Two eye bath glasses.
• Large glass syringe contained in a protective cardboard tube.
• A cut glass art deco mirror panel carved with a flower and the initials "G.B."
• The following books:
• The Queen and her people. 1897.
• A Manual of Nursing 1913
• British Red Cross First Aid Manual 1913
• The Nurse's Dictionary
• The Midwife's Pronouncing Dictionary
• What Sayeth the Master Calendar Book.
• First Stage Hygiene 1914.
• An Elementary text book of Physiology 1914.
• Nurse Bate's Address Book
• Corporal Cass's Official Army Prayer Book.
• Corporal Cass's Official Army Bible

All in all a truly exception personal history dating from 1914-1919.

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