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Catalog Number 2013.004.1
Object Name Cape
Description Blue wool cape from St. Mary's Infirmary, ca. 1950s. Lined in red with SMI embroidered at color. Monogram MEA inside.

Belonged to Maria Eliza Botello (1934-2008). Mrs. Botello was born in Driscoll, Texas and moved to Galveston to attend St. Mary's School of Nursing in the early 1950s. She then went to work as a nurse at St. Mary's Infirmary where she was employed for 45 years and eventually become head nurse. When St. Mary's closed in 1996, she continued to work as a nurse for the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Accession number 2013.004