Telegram from the American Ambassador (London) to Wilder Penfield, March 26, 1916.
Date:
1916-03-26
Description:
This is a handwritten telegram to Wilder Penfield from someone named Culbertson, sent care of the American Ambassador in London. The message indicates that Culbertson may have been a fellow passenger on the S.S. Sussex. Culbertson apologizes for having left Penfield following the torpedo attack, but claims that he had been assured that the wounded would be taken care of on a navy destroyer, and that he had been ordered to board a fishing trawler. The telegram was sent on March 26, 1916.
Physical Description:
text.telegram.black and white 14 x 21.9 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Telegram from the American Ambassador (London) to Wilder Penfield, March 26, 1916. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 14, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9523
Rights:
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Notes:
The transcription of the telegraph reads: "London (?) Wilder Penfield (?) Hospital Dover Following telegram received for you from Paris quote cabled safe to address given me sorry to leave you but after assurance wounded would be well taken care of on destroyer was ordered to board trawler signed Culbertson in quote American Ambassador London."

The telegraph was written on Post Office Telegraphs stationary.

Call Number:
D-C/D 21-2/1