Guide to the Frances Devens Parrish Diary, 1917-1919

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Summary

Frances Devens “Daisy” Parrish of Boston, Mass., moved to Nantucket, Mass., as a child. Later, she served as a Red Cross nurse in France and wrote a memoir about her service. This collection is comprised of the diary Frances Devens Parrish kept during her time as a Red Cross nurse in France during World War I.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
MS587
Title:
Frances Devens Parrish Diary
Date(s):
1917-1919
Creator:
Parrish, Frances Devens (1885-1968).
Repository:
Nantucket Historical Association
Language:
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Frances Devens Parrish Diary, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Found in collections in April 2022.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Related Collections

  • Folder 567, MS335, Edouard A. Stackpole Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.
  • Map of Zusammendruck Disy-le-Gros-La Malmaison, September 1918, MS335, Edouard A. Stackpole Collection, Nantucket Historical Association.
  • NAN 920 P25, Poilu, Petit Chien de la Guerre: A Nantucketer's Memoirs of the Great War, Nantucket Historical Association.

Subject Headings

  • Diaries.
  • Women--Massachusetts--Nantucket--Diaries.
  • WWI.
  • Parrish, Frances Devens, 1885-1968.

Biographical Information

Frances Devens “Daisy” Parrish was born in Boston, Mass., and moved to Nantucket, Mass., as a child. During World War I, she served as a Red Cross nurse in France and was awarded a Croix de Guerre by the French government. During her time as a nurse, she kept a diary and wrote letters that were frequently published in the Inquirer & Mirror. Later in life, she wrote a memoir titled Poilu, Petit Chien De La Guerre A Nantucketer’s Memoirs of the Great War. She died in New York, N.Y., in 1968.

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of the diary Frances Devens Parrish kept during her time as a Red Cross nurse in France during World War I. It includes regular entries about her day; addresses for businesses, people, and organizations in France; and a list of French and American hospitals.

Contents

Folder 1 Diary, 1917-1919

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