Finding Aid for the Alix Griffith Autograph Album Biomed.0355

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 15.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Alix Griffith autograph album
Creator: Griffith, Alix
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0355
Physical Description: 1 unknown (1 album)
Date (inclusive): 1915-1916
Language of Material: English .

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7431945 

Scope and Contents

Album contains photographs of nurses, soldiers, sketches, humour, notes, postcards, etc., the album clearly records the great friendship and respect which existed between the young nurse and the men in her care, many of whom were French or Serbian. A hand-written note inside the cover of the album reads, 'Alix Griffith, Hotel Imperial, Menton 1915-16'. The album is full of messages of thanks and good wishes, with a number of the photographs signed, depicting a number of portraits of soldiers, together with two larger group photographs of Serbian soldiers with doctors and nurses. Of particular appeal are the number of sketches, many of which are humorous. One is a charming pencil sketch of a nurse sitting on the bed of a soldier who has a thermometer in his mouth. Another is a pencil depiction of a soldier in his kilt and gas mask, standing in the trenches, with mortars flying overhead. Other ephemeral items have been included, such as a picture from a postcard of a Cossack on a horse, captioned 'The Hope of Russia, a Russian Cossack, A postcard popular in Moscow'. Of the other postcards loosely inserted, two have been used and been posted, whilst one has been used but seemingly not sent. Two are in French, one seemingly in Serbian. An unused postcard shows a water colour bust of a Serbian soldier captioned, "Officer Serbe."