Taylor, Catherine fonds

Taylor, Catherine, 1874-1967.
Catherine Taylor fonds. - 1917-1966.

6 cm of textual records.

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Catherine Taylor (1874-1967) was a nurse in the US and England. She was born on June 11, 1874 in Clinton, Ontario. She graduated from St. Luke's Hospital, N.Y. and was head nurse in the Private Pavilion at that Hospital. In 1917 she went to England, and was given charge of a hospital at Shipston-on-Stour near Stratford-upon-Avon for the British Red Cross. She assisted in opening a hospital in Liverpool for the American Army and converted the Guest Mansion in London into a showplace Navy hospital in 23 days. In 1918 she returned to the United States and assisted in combating the influenza epidemic. In 1920 the American Red Cross sent her to New Mexico to initiate public health programs in the schools there. Later, in California, she taught health and hygiene, organized summer camps for underprivileged children and qualified as a state audiometrist. In 1951 she moved to Ontario, California. She died February 1967 in Barrie, Ontario.


Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, clippings and an autograph book relating to Catherine Taylor's career as a nurse. Correspondents include Viscountess Eleanor Sandhurst, wife of the Lord High Chamberlain of England and Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen, and Sir Thomas Lipton.


  • Title from contents of the fonds.
  • Donated by Catherine Taylor's niece, Mrs. Katharine Irvine of Barrie, Ontario.

Call number: WA 7