Interview with Mary Wilson Neel, December 1, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Mary Neel became interested in the FNS through her mother's association with the Washington, D.C. Committee and through her friendship with Marvin Breckinridge Patterson. She spent the summer of 1938 as a courier and until 1941 spent several months each year at the FNS. Neel discusses her experiences as a courier and comments upon living conditions and social life at Wendover. She recalls using donated moonshine to cure an ailing FNS horse and offers many other anecdotes. Neel has been a long-time member of the Washington Committee, and her two daughters served as FNS couriers. Having maintained her contact with Wendover, Neel comments upon changes in the local area and in the operation of the FNS.

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1979oh275_fns126

Interviewee Name

Mary Wilson Neel

Interviewer Name

Anne Campbell Ritchie

Interview Date

1979-12-01

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Neel, Mary Wilson Interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. 01 Dec. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Neel, M.W. (1979, December 01). Interview by A. C. Ritchie. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Neel, Mary Wilson, interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. December 01, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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