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Wormeley, Katharine Prescott, 1830-1908



  • Existence: 1830 - 1908


Katherine Prescott Wormeley was born on January 14, 1830 in Ipswich, England. During the American Civil War, she played a role in the work of the United States Sanitary Commission, a civilian agency set up to coordinate the volunteer efforts of women and men who wanted to contribute to the war effort. She served as a nurse with the Commission and was later head nurse at the Army Hospital at Portsmouth Grove near Newport, Rhode Island. Wormeley was also a well-known translator of the French language, completing, among other works, translations of the complete works, 40 volumes, of Honoré de Balzac. Other publications include "The US Sanitary Commission" (1863), "Letters from the Headquarters during the Peninsular Campaign" (1862) and "The Other Side of War" (1888). Wormeley died on August 4, 1908.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Katharine Wormeley correspondence

Identifier: MS-712
Date(s): 1888 to 1897

Katherine Prescott Wormeley (1830-1908), author and translator. The collection contains correspondence with her publishers, Roberts Brothers, concerning the translations she was doing of Moliere, Balzac, Saint-Simon, Sainte-Beuve and Sand.

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