Barrow Unit records

Abstract

The Barrow Unit records (dated 1918-1941, undated; 0.42 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official orders and rosters, documenting the volunteer military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Barrow Unit records
Extent
0.42 Cubic Feet
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical and sanitary affairs.
Military hospitals.
United States -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah K. Piester
Preferred Citation
63m201: [identification of item], Barrow Unit records, 1918-1941, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Barrow Unit, named for its founder, Dr. David Barrow of Lexington, Kentucky, was a unique volunteer medical organization, comprised largely of central Kentuckians. The unit provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I. Members included David Barrow, William Reddish, Waller O. Bullock, Charles Garr, and Louis Haggin.
Scope and Content
The Barrow Unit records (dated 1918-1941, undated; 0.42 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises correspondence, scrapbook, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, and official orders and rosters, documenting the volunteer military medical unit known as the Barrow Unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I. The photographs, scrapbook, and correspondence relates to the Barrow Unit's activities during World War I in England. The Barrow Unit Association records document the Unit's reunions and post war activities. The collection additionally contains two histories of the unit. One contains the names and military background of the unit's members.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Records, 1918-1941, undated

Barrow Unit history, 1918 December 31

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Barrow Unit Report Clinical Data on Surgical Cases, circa 1918

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David Barrow correspondence and orders, 1919

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William O. Reddish letters to Kate Reddish, 1919

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Barrow Unit Association records, 1933-1940, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Edward E. Potts American Legion material, 1941

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Scrapbook, 1918-1939

  • Box 2, volume 1
The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, and military paperwork regarding David Barrow and the Barrow Unit. The scrapbook includes photographs number 1-14, which depict the following: Edward E. Potts, Page 2; John J. Pershing, Page 13; Base Hospital 204, Ward 2-A, patients and hospital staff, Page 13; Edward E. Potts, Page 13; Hetley Hostpital, exterior, Page 14; Unidentified house and driveway, Page 37; Unidentifed road, Page 37; Military encampment with tents, Page 38; Unidentified garden, Page 38; Greenhouse, interior, Page 39; Military members constructing building enclosure, page 39; Landscape with buildings in distance, Page 40; Landscape with lake in distance, Page 40; Military members constructing tower, page 41. To top

Photographs, 1918-1919, undated

Photograph album, circa 1918-1919

Ship, undated

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Unidentified house, undated

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American Red Cross group photo, undated

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Military group photo, undated

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Military encampment with tents, undated

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Two men standing in front of an American Red Cross vehicle, undated

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Military members sitting and standing, undated

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Man standing in front of American Red Cross ambulance U.S.79879.X, undated

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Unidentified woods, undated

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Pathway in garden, undated

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Yard at unidentifed house, undated

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House on a pond with a boat, undated

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Field with houses in the background, undated

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Sunset on the horizon, undated

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Man leaned on a fence in front of a house, undated

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Two men walking in front of a large house, undated

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Two unidentified women with unidentified man, undated

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Military hospital, undated

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Military doctor, undated

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Military hospital, undated

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Group photo; nurses and military members, undated

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Military hospital, undated

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Group photo of men and women standing in front of a house, undated

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Performing surgery in a military hospital; left to right, Miss Hatefield (Margaret), Dr. W.O. Bullock, Sgt. Frank Rodes, Lillie Davis (Marks), Dr. W.D. Reddish, and Sgt. Edgar McDougal, undated

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Performing surgery in a military hospital; left to right, Sgt. Edgar McDougal, Miss Hatefield (Margaret), Lillie Davis (Marks), Dr. W.D. Reddish, Sgt. Frank Rodes, and Dr. W.O. Bullock, undated

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Group photo, undated

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Performing surgery in military hospital, undated

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Two military men holding onto a military nurse, undated

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Military group photo, undated

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Group photo, undated

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Unidentified woman, undated

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Group photo, undated

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Unidentified man sitting in chair reading a newspaper, undated

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Group of men sitting at a large table, undated

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Two women standing outside of house, undated

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Soldier leaning against a ledge, undated

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Photo of man with handwritten note, Yours til Niagara Falls 'Mic', undated

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Shoreline with naval ships in the sea in background, undated

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Group photo, undated

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Two soldiers, undated

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Unidentified military man, undated

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Unidentified man taking a photo, undated

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Unidentified military man, undated

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Military nurse, undated

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Two military nurses and a soldier, undated

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Three women, undated

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Three military nurses, undated

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Unidentified man, undated

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Military nurses group photo, undated

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Unidentified military man standing in front of bike, undated

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Unidentified building, undated

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Man and woman, undated

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Nurse posing, three nurses and two soldiers in background, undated

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Unidentified man, undated

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Unidentified woman, undated

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Three soldiers, undated

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Group photo, undated

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Two men, undated

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Unidentified woman, undated

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Unidentified building, undated

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Woods, undated

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Unidentified woman, undated

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Unidentified house, undated

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Men in military hospital, undated

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Exterior of unidentified house, undated

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Three unidentified men, undated

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Three unidentified people, undated

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Exterior of unidentified building, undated

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Ship UB127, undated

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Submarines, undated

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Ship at the pier, undated

  • Box 2, volume 2
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R.M.S. Aquitania, Screw, 74,000 tons, length 901 feet, breadth 97 feet, depth 92 1/2 feet, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Colonel Daniel Barron, Major Granille Haner, Colonel Leonard Hughes, Major Julian McClymonds, and Major Maller (?), undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Garden al-Sausbug Council Hauts. England, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Hype Cottage, a typical English farm house, postcard, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Union Castle Line R.M.S. Carisbrook Castle, postcard, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Princess Gardens and Vane Hill, Torquay, postcard, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Torquay from Vane Hill, postcard, undated

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Two unidentified men, undated

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Group photo, undated

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Man sitting in front of sign, Special Cock Tail, undated

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Hill with unidentified building, undated

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Stonehenge, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Big Hugh Howard at Stonehenge, Thursday, November 14th, 1918. Trip made from Hursley Park by wheel to Salisbury, 23 miles and from there to Stonehenge, 10 miles by taxi, 1918 November 14

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Stonehenge, undated

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Soldiers, undated

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Harry G. Stucky, Garey S. Shipley, and W. Marshall Dale in Jours, France on Sunday, 1919 June 8

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Swans, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Unidentified soldier, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Unidentified man, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Group photo, military members, undated

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