Guide to the Wartime activities of William Bowers Bourn

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0793
Creator: O'Day, Edward F. (Edward Francis), b. 1883.
Title: Wartime activities of William Bowers Bourn
Dates: ca. 1930
Physical Description: 1 volume
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

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Cite As

Wartime activities of William Bowers Bourn (SC0793). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

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.

Access Terms

American League of California.
Bourn, William Bowers, 1857-1936.
Friends of France.
O'Day, Edward F. (Edward Francis), b. 1883.
Stanford University--Students.
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care--France.
World War, 1914-1918.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Narrative