Interview with Julie Breckinridge Davis, April 24, 1980

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Julie Davis, a great-niece of Mary Breckinridge, visited her aunt periodically at Wendover. At the age of ten she became a junior courier and helped with the horses. Davis served as a courier during the summers of 1967 to 1969. She comments that Breckinridge carefully screened persons wanting to visit Wendover in order to write publicity about the FNS. Davis also talks about changes since Breckinridge's death but attributes them more to overall changes in society than to the transfer of authority within the organization. She recalls her aunt Lees Breckinridge and discusses her personality in relation to that of her sister Mary. In addition to contributing many personal recollections of her Aunt Mary, Davis comments upon Breckinridge's relationships with other members of her family.

Interview Accession

1980oh057_fns144

Interviewee Name

Julie Breckinridge Davis

Interviewer Name

Anne Campbell Ritchie

Interview Date

1980-04-24

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Davis, Julie Breckinridge Interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. 24 Apr. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Davis, J.B. (1980, April 24). Interview by A. C. Ritchie. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Davis, Julie Breckinridge, interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. April 24, 1980, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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