[ Bridget Guinness, sculptor and society hostess. ] Autograph Ownership Inscription and medical notes inside copy of Delano and McIsaac's 'American Red Cross Textbook on Elementary Hygiene and Home Care of the Sick'.
The book is xv + 256pp., 8vo. In grey cloth binding with printed cover. In fair condition, on aged paper, with front hinge split. Ownership inscription in blue pencil on front pastedown: 'Bridget Guinness | 8 Washington Sq | 1915'. In same blue pencil on reverse of rear free endpaper is a note of an appointment for a meeting with 'the American Florence Nightingale', Anna C. Maxwell (1851-1929), who was then the Director of the School of Nursing at the Presbyterian Hospital: '4 ock Tuesday Presbyterian 70th N Mad. Miss Maxwell's office -'. On recto of rear free endpaper, in graphite pencil, are medical notes headed 'Pathologie P.9', with similar notes on rear pastedown. A member by marriage of the noted Anglo-Irish brewing dynasty, Guinness held society parties attended by Mark Twain, Cecil Beaton and Stephen Tennant and the like, and features in Sebastian Faulks' 'The Fatal Englishman'.