Winnetka and World War I

Letter from Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown

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This is the first page of a long letter from Dr. Alice Barlow-Brown, a nurse during WWI, to a friend in Winnetka. At the time she wrote this letter, Barlow-Brown was serving in France. She begins the letter by exclaiming, "Winnetka's response to my cablegram was wonderful and the way in which people always respond to urgent needs." Brown is likely referring to the many donations made by Winnetkans during the war that enabled the purchase of a much-needed ambulance in France.