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certificate of military service

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Dates
1944
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
995008001
Description
Framed paper certificate of military service for S. M. Polson for Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during WWII.
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Accession Number
995008001
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Military Medicine
MM= Commemorative and Association Items
Description
Framed paper certificate of military service for S. M. Polson for Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during WWII.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Colonel S. M. Polson; donated to the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Museum, Kingston, Ontario by Harold Polson Davis via Neil Davis Sep 1994; transferred to The Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Maker
Department of National Defence
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1944
Date Remarks
Date of certificate
Material
paper: cream
ink: black, yellow
wood: brown
glass: clear
paint: grey
Inscriptions
Printed on the certificate: "Stuart MacDowall POLSON // was appointed to Commissioned Rank // in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps // CANADIAN ARMY (Active) on the THIRD day // of February 1940."; printed on back: "I CAME FROM, // GARTLAND'S // Art and Gift Shop // 338 PRINCESS ST. KINGSTON, ONT."; printed on back at bottom: "94-144 // Certificate SM Polson // Polson Collection // Donated By C Davis // Sep 94 // C&E Museum"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 24.9 cm x Width 22.3 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Backing paper is loose
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
Less detail
Dates
1941
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
995008002 a-b
Description
Painted wood framed monochromatic photograph (a) of 31 uniformed military officers at Camp Headquarters Officers' Mess in Petawawa, Ontario; removable paper back (b).
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Accession Number
995008002 a-b
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Military Personnel -- portraits
Description
Painted wood framed monochromatic photograph (a) of 31 uniformed military officers at Camp Headquarters Officers' Mess in Petawawa, Ontario; removable paper back (b).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - photograph - Size: Length 36.6 cm x Width 33.0 cm x Depth 1.7 cm
b - back paper - Size: Length 32.2 cm x Width 26.1 cm
Provenance
Owned by Colonel S. M. Polson; donated to the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Museum by Harold Polson Davis via Neil Davis Sept 1994; transferred to The Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Maker
Department of National Defence
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1941
Date Remarks
Date on photograph
Material
paper: white
wood: brown
glass: clear
ink: black
paint: grey
Inscriptions
On photograph: "MEMBERS - CAMP HDQRS. OFFICERS' MESS // PETAWAWA JULY 4 - 1941. // 405-B // LEFT TO RIGHT Major W. A. Cunningham, E.D., C.S. & T.O. - Col. R. L. Bradburn, M.C., Provost // Marshal - Lieut. Col. F. E. Wootton, M.C., A.A. & Q. M. G. - Brigadier M.H.S. Penhale - // Brigadier W. C. Hyde, D.S.O., V.D. - Brigadier R. A. Wyman - Lieut. Col. S. M. Polson,"; on back: "Artona Studio // PHOTOGRAPHERS // PEMBROKE, ONT."; back label: "94-144 // Polson Collection // Donated By C Davis // C&E museum Sep 94"; back of matt: "# 33 [Illeg.] Silver"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
(a) 2005-2-1 (b) 2005-4-3
Condition Remarks
Photograph in good condition; fragile loose back paper shows wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
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Dates
1917
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
995008003
Description
Paper postal registration receipt with red ink for the standard receipt form and blue ink for hand writting in the data fields; handwrititng illegible.
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Accession Number
995008003
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Postal Service
Documentation -- ephemera
Description
Paper postal registration receipt with red ink for the standard receipt form and blue ink for hand writting in the data fields; handwrititng illegible.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Colonel S. M. Polson; donated to the Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Museum by Harold Polson Davis via Neil Davis Sept 1994; transferred to The Museum of Health Care at Kingston.
Dates
1917
Date Remarks
Printed on receipt
Material
paper: tan
ink: red, blue
Inscriptions
Receipt: "17703 [illeg.] // Letter // Parcel // Received for registration 191_ // Postamster, per_ "; stamped on receipt: "JAN // 22 // 1917 // REGISTERED"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 17
Dimension Notes
Length 18.9 cm x Width 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper has three fold creases; faded ink
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #1
Images
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electrical massage instrument

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11663
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
999021001 a-e
Description
(a) Electrical massage instrument consists of a metal-encased motor supported by stand on four wooden castors; motor sits on round platform with semi-circular hinged drawer; side of platform has a switch and a holster for hand-piece; hand-piece has a painted wooden handle and a metal head ending in…
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Accession Number
999021001 a-e
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Massage -- instrumentation
Vibration -- therapeutic use
Description
(a) Electrical massage instrument consists of a metal-encased motor supported by stand on four wooden castors; motor sits on round platform with semi-circular hinged drawer; side of platform has a switch and a holster for hand-piece; hand-piece has a painted wooden handle and a metal head ending in a ring; hand-piece is connected to motor with cloth-braided cable; instrument has an original cloth-braided plug; drawer contains (b) oil can and (c) plastic cylindrical ribbed bit; drawer contains two oil stained (d-e) pages from Popular Mechanics magazine April 1930.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - electrical massage instrument - Size: Length 115.5 cm x Width 45.0 cm x Depth 42.5 cm
b - oil can - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 5.1 cm
c - plastic cylindrical ribbed bit - Size: Length 8.5 cm x Diam. 3.8 cm
d - page - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
e - page - Size: Length 23.5 cm x Width 16.5 cm
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Col. S.M. Polson.
Maker
Chicago Motor and Vibrator Co.
Site Made (City)
Chicago
Site Made (State)
Illinois
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1905
1915
circa 1905-1915
Date Remarks
based on appearance
Material
metal: black, yellow, silver
fabric: black
plastic: black
wood: brown
paper: yellowed
Inscriptions
Embossed and etched on metal plate affixed to platform: "CHICAGO MOTOR AND // VIBRATOR CO. // CHICAGO // NO. P739 VOLTS 110 CY.60"; impressed on hand-piece twice: "OIL"; embossed on cylindrical bit: "HF INC"
Permanent Location
(a-c) Storage Room W1
W1-2-1
(d,e) Storage Room 2005
2005-2-5 Box 18
Condition Remarks
Metal stand and motor case scratched; black lacquer paint chipping off in spots; lacquer on motor case is dulling due to wear; exposed metal is tarnished; motor case exterior has a missing screw-on cap which exposes a spring; hand-piece scratched with minor paint chipping; oily residue on hand-piece's metal ring, inside drawer and inside motor case; cloth-braided cord for hand-piece has several minor tears; cloth-braided plug torn in the middle of cable; wires exposed and cord frayed at tear; plug missing cap and exposing wires; oil can tarnished and oily; pages from Popular Mechanics magazine thoroughly stained with oil; showing several rips.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Web Site "Turn of the Century Electrotherapy Museum": "Medical Electricity, Röntgen Rays, and Radium" by Dr. Sinclair Tousey; CD #5.
Research Facts
Used for therapeutic vibration massage.
Images
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Dates
1940
1990
circa 1940-1990
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
999021002
Description
Oval ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder; two part handle; handle is in line with the spout; spout opening is part of the body; opening without cover; partially glazed bottom; manufacturing country of origin on base
Accession Number
999021002
Collection
Colonel S. M. Polson Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Anesthesia, Inhalation -- accessories
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Oval ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder; two part handle; handle is in line with the spout; spout opening is part of the body; opening without cover; partially glazed bottom; manufacturing country of origin on base
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Originally owned and used by Mrs. Nancy C. Polson.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1940
1990
circa 1940-1990
Material
ream ceramic: cream ink: green
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottom: "MADE // IN // JAPAN"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1
Length
16.8
Width
6.4
Height
6.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows wear on the bottom.
Copy Type
original
Research Facts
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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The Physician's Wife and The Things that Pertain to Her Life [book]

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Dates
1894
1900
circa 1894-1900
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004001
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover and includes illustrations, photo-engravings of author and poems; 186 pages plus two pages advertising two other books.
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Accession Number
016004001
Author
Ellen M. Firebaugh
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover and includes illustrations, photo-engravings of author and poems; 186 pages plus two pages advertising two other books.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
The F. A. Davis Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1894
1900
circa 1894-1900
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, brown
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "THE // PHYSICIAN'S WIFE // AND // THE THINGS THAT PERTAIN // TO HER LIFE. // BY // ELLEN M. FIREBAUGH // Illustrated with Forty-four Photo-Engravings of // Sketches from Life // PHILADELPHIA: // THE F. A. DAVIS COMPANY // LONDON: F. J. REBMAN // 1894"; on dedication page: "RESPECTFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY // INSCRIBED // TO // Physician's Wives in General // AND // TO THAT ONE IN PARTICULAR WHOSE GRACIOUS PEN // HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR CHILDHOOD, AND, // THROUGH CHILDHOOD, FOR ALL // THE WORLD - // MRS. FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
20.5 cm
Width
16.0 cm
Depth
2.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges with corners bent inwards
Copy Type
original
Images
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Book on The Physician Himself and Things That Concern His Reputation and Success 10th Ed. [book]

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Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004002
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover; inside cover with a narrow cream pre-printed label with the doctors names and phone number; handwritten name and date inside page; gold text on spine and cover; 186 pages.
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Accession Number
016004002
Author
D. W. Cathell, M.D.
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book with brown cover; inside cover with a narrow cream pre-printed label with the doctors names and phone number; handwritten name and date inside page; gold text on spine and cover; 186 pages.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
The F. A. Davis Company
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1895
1900
circa 1895-1900
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, brown
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On frontispiece: "BOOK // ON // The Physician Himself // AND THINGS THAT CONCERN // His Reputation and Success // BY // D. W. CATHELL, M.D. // BALTIMORE, MD. //"I'd sketch the world exactly as it goes" // TENTH EDITION // Carefully Revised and Greatly Enlarged // (AUTHOR'S FINAL VERSION) // PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON: // THE F. A. DAVIS CO., PUBLISHERS // 1895"; handwritten: "CHarold Bird // Gananoque // 1896"; on narrow label: "DR. C. H. BIRD DR. H. GODFREY BIRD // Pine Street Phone 90 // GANANOQUE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
25.0 cm
Width
16.5 cm
Depth
2.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges with corners bent inwards; faded fabric on spine
Copy Type
original
Images
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The Reluctant Surgeon: A Biography of John Hunter [book]

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Dates
1960
1965
circa 1960-1965
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004003 a-b
Description
Hardcover book (a) with gold and yellow paper book cover (b); inside cover with handwritten name and date; information divided into eight sections; includes index and bibliography; gold text on spine and cover; 359 pages including index.
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Accession Number
016004003 a-b
Author
John Kobler
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Hardcover book (a) with gold and yellow paper book cover (b); inside cover with handwritten name and date; information divided into eight sections; includes index and bibliography; gold text on spine and cover; 359 pages including index.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - book
b - paper cover
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Garden City
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
Unites Staes of America
Dates
1960
1965
circa 1960-1965
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On paper jacket: "The // Reluctant // Surgeon: // A Biography of // John Hunter, // medical genius // and great inquirer // of Johnson's England // John Kobler"; on frontispiece: "THE RELUCTANT // SURGEON // A BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HUNTER // JOHN KOBLER // 1960 // DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC. // GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK"; HANDWRITTEN INSIDE COVER: "HGodfrey Bird // Christmas 1960 // from Mrs. Wright - Helen"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
a - 24.0 cm
b - 54.7 cm
Width
a - 15.8 cm
b - 24.0 cm
Depth
a - 4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Book cover opened flat
Condition Remarks
Shows minor wear along edges with corners bent inwards; faded fabric on spine; all folds on paper cover split and covered with yellowing and brittle adhesive clear tape, many rips and minor losses along edges
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
From book cover flap
Research Facts
Information on the book cover flaps:
John Hunter was a gruff, unlettered Scotsman whose supreme genius brought medicine out of the Dark Ages and earned him the title of “the founder of scientific surgery.” Practicing in eighteenth-century London, he combined a gift for observation with an astounding originality of thought to become a pioneer in countless fields of science. He has been described as “the most important naturalist between Aristotle and Darwin … the Shakespeare of medicine … one of the greatest men the English nation has produced.” He was a singular man, and John Kobler tells his singular story in this remarkable biography.
Hunter was generations ahead of his time. His work in surgery and urology has only been fully appreciated in recent decades. John and his brother William were the first to trace the lymphatic system. John devised an operation for aneurisms still used today. He performed the first human artificial insemination. A hundred years before Freud he grasped the psychic factors in disease. And in several respects he anticipated Darwin.
He was perhaps the greatest dissector and collector of anatomical specimens in history. This involved him in the murky art of body snatching, but won for his museum such oddities as the skeleton of a man eight-and-a-half-feet tall. As a teacher he had enormous influence, spurring Edward Jenner to his discovery of vaccination, and profoundly affecting the development of medicine and surgery in A,ercia through his students, including John Morgan, who established the first medical school here, and Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery”.
John Kobler paints a vivid and unusual picture of the London of Johnson and Boswell. Boswell himself appears in these pages as on of Hunter’s patients, as does the infant Lord Byron (it was Hunter who prescribed the orthopedic shoe that allowed the boy Byron to walk), the painters Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, and Benjamin Franklin. Illustrious company, but none of whom overshadows John Hunter in long-range importance to humanity.
John Kobler is a Saturday Evening Post editor who has written innumerable articles for his own magazine, the The New Yorker, Life, the old Vanity Fair, and many other publications. His frequent writings on science and medicine have given him a grasp of these professional subjects extraordinary for a layman. A graduate of Williams College, Mr. Kobler has worked as a foreign correspondent and as an editor for Time and for Life. He married a Scottish girl during the war. They have two daughters and live in Wilton, Connecticut.
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The Clinical Assistant's Guide to the Functional Examination of the Ear 2nd. Ed. [book]

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Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004004
Description
Pocket sized black hardcover book with gold text and hospital insignia on cover; printed on one side of page; 30 pages; hand written notations on back pages and initials of owner inside cover.
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Accession Number
016004004
Author
Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Pocket sized black hardcover book with gold text and hospital insignia on cover; printed on one side of page; 30 pages; hand written notations on back pages and initials of owner inside cover.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Maker
Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1926
1930
circa 1926-1930
Date Remarks
Publication date
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
On cover and frontispiece: "CENTRAL LONDON // THROAT, NOSE, AND EAR HOSPITAL // GRAY'S INN ROAD, W. C. // THE // CLINICAL ASSISTANT'S GUIDE // TO THE // FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF THE EAR // // SECOND EDITION"; next page: "First Edition, Xmas, 1915 // Second edition, January, 1926"; handwritten on frontispiece: "HG. Bird"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
13.0 cm
Width
10.4 cm
Depth
0.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new; minor white stain on front cover at edge
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Wikipedia
Research Facts
The Central London Throat Nose and Ear Hospital was founded in 1874 by Lennox Browne, Llewellyn Thomas, Alfred Hutton, George Wallis and Ernest Turner. The hospital initially opened in Manchester Street (now Argyle Street), but demand for its services was such that in 1875 it moved to its current location on Gray's Inn Road. In January 1942 the hospital was amalgamated with the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat in Golden Square to form The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
In April 1991 the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, comprising the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, became one of the first NHS trusts established under the provisions of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990.
In April 2012, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took over management of the hospital from the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust.
The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (the RNTNEH) is a specialist otolaryngologic hospital located on Gray's Inn Road in London, England, and a part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Established in 1874, its motto is "Audient surdi mutique loquentur" (the deaf shall hear and the mute shall speak).
The hospital specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders. Departments within the hospital include an allergy clinic, rhinology and audiology / otology, and it treats a range of disorders including cancers, hearing and speech disorders, snoring and related sleep disorders.
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Dates
1893
1895
circa 1893-1895
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
016004005
Description
Pocket sized red leather hardcover book filled with handwritten medical patient notes and pharmaceutical recipes; each end cover with handwritten name of owner.
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Accession Number
016004005
Collection
Bird Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Description
Pocket sized red leather hardcover book filled with handwritten medical patient notes and pharmaceutical recipes; each end cover with handwritten name of owner.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to owner's namesake, his uncle Dr. Charles Harold Bird.
Dates
1893
1895
circa 1893-1895
Material
paper: cream, black
ink: black, gold
Inscriptions
Handwritten on inside page: "CH. Bird // General Hospital // [illeg] // June 16 / 93"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-3
Length
12.3 cm
Width
6.8 cm
Depth
1.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Cover shows wear, minor abrasions around edges
Copy Type
original
Images
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