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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060


Papers of Nurse
Marion Blissett Stafford,
1941-1970


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal papers of Marion B. Stafford, a nurse with the American Red Cross-Harvard Unit. Stafford and three other nurses were among the survivors when M/S Vigrid, a Norwegian ship in a British convoy, was torpedoed on 24 June 1941. The collections includes correspondence from 1 August 1941 to 28 January 1970, the monograph And Now--The Twelfth Night describing her experience on Vigrid, newspaper accounts of the lifeboat experience, a Red Cross Commendation, miscellaneous hospital documents relating to treatment and recuperation, and several photographs of Stafford and friends.


Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Marion Blissett Stafford, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


Extent

0.25 cubic feet


3 July 2003