Narrative account of Bourn's work with the Friends of France, which funded ambulance units, and the American League of California,
with extensive quotes from Bourn's correspondence, 1914-1918, including Stanford students who were serving on ambulance units
in France. Also included is a brochure, "The American Field Service Memorial," 1923.
William Bowers Bourn, owner of the Empire gold mines in Grass Valley and a Stanford University trustee, organized the Friends
of France at the outbreak of World War I, serving as its president from 1914-1919.
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