Anna Lander West McDonnell papers, 1849-1964.
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Anna Lander West McDonnell was born in San Francisco, Calif. in 1876; her paternal uncles were Frederick West Lander, wagon road surveyor of the American West, and Edward Lander, Jr., first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Washington Territory. Her husband was Hugh McDonnell. Mrs. McDonnell lived for many years in France and was a member of the American Committee for Devastated France (post World War I) and the National League for Woman's Service. From the description of Anna La...
Explorer, engineer, and army officer. From the description of Papers of F. W. Lander, 1836-1894 (bulk 1849-1862). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062217 ...
BIOGRAPHY Edward Lander (1816-1907) was born in Salem, Mass. and died in Washington, D. C. He graduated from Harvard in 1835 and then studied law. In 1841 he moved to Indiana where he was a prosecuting attorney for eight counties. At the outbreak of the Mexican War he enlisted and raised a company of light infantry which later served with Gen. Taylor's Army. He was honorably discharged in 1848. In 1850 he was appointed to the Indiana Court of...
The National League for Woman's Services was the result of a study done by Grace Parker in 1916 on the work of English women during World War I. After completing her observations, she returned to the United States to organize the American version of what she saw. The League was organized in Washington, D.C., 1917, "with the object of establishing through the Country, State Branches to maintain a Bureau of Registration and Information, under which Bureau organizations may enroll, to be called upo...
The American Committee for Devastated France (ACDF) had its origins in the Civilian Division of the American Fund for French Wounded (est. 1916) and was organized in 1918 to provide emergency relief and restoration aid to the citizens of post-World War I France. Its original stated purpose was to establish a community center which would determine the needs of French citizens, and act as a liaison between them and American relief workers. The group was also to “further understanding ...