Martin, Arthur Anderson, 1877-1916 : Papers

Date
1914-1916
By
Martin, Arthur Anderson, 1877-1916
Ref
MS-Group-0400
Description
The collection is of four items: (1) a diary for 5 January-13 September 1916 kept by Martin until four days before his death. It describes life at the front and hospital experiences, mostly in France; (2) a copy of `A surgeon in khaki' published 1915 in which he describes his experiences in the Royal Army Medical Corps in France and Flanders (1914-1915) and which is inscribed to his wife; (3) a folder of enclosures from the diary and the book which include clippings about war, R F Scott, the duties of an officer and a letter to the edtior of the `Scotsman' about the Royal Army Medical Corps quoting Martin's book, calling cards, a pressed flower `margery in flower', a note on Haig's Order of the Day, an autographs card, a Masonic address, a leaflet in Niuean `Koe tau kupu ke he tau', a postcard of Isbergues and a page of notes (4) a French government propaganda poster urging the population to be careful about information that might be useful for the enemy. Other Titles - A surgeon in khaki Martin served in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1914-1915 and wrote `A surgeon in khaki' following those experiences. He returned to the front in 1916 as a major in the NZ Medical Corps Quantity: 2 volume(s). 2 folder(s). 0.08 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss and printed matter Transfers: To Photographic Archive - 13 small photographs of war-related scenes, 3 14x9cm photographs of Martin, and one postcard of Isbergues.
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Format
2 volume(s), 2 folder(s), 0.08 Linear Metres, Diaries, Publications (Documents), Manuscripts, Mss and printed matter
There are 4 items in total.
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Diary
Date: 1 Feb-13 Sep 1916 Description: The diary begins retrospectively on 5 Feb 1916 referring to leaving Palmerston North 1 Feb 1916 and ends 13 Sep 1916, four days before his death. He describe...
Date: 1914-1915 From: Martin, Arthur Anderson, 1877-1916 : Papers Description: In `A Surgeon in khaki' the author describes his field service during 1914 and 1915 in the Royal Army Medical Corps, mostly in France and Flanders Other Tit...
Papers
Date: 1914-1916 Description: The folder has the enclosures from Martin's 1916 diary and `A Surgeon in khaki' (1915) and includes clippings about war, R F Scott, the duties of an officer,...
Date: [ca 1915] Description: French government poster which says in French 'Shut up! Be careful! The enemy is listening', and that it is issued by the Ministry of War, 28 October 1915. S...