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Albinia Wherry

Albinia Lucy Wherry (18 October 1857 – 4 March 1929) was a British nurse and author, best known for her works on the subjects of biography, art, and folklore. She was the oldest daughter of British colonial administrator and linguist Robert Needham Cust and Maria Hobart. She had one sister and two brothers. In 1881, she married surgeon George Edward Wherry and they produced a daughter, Beatrix Albinia, in 1888. Wherry also trained as a nurse at Leicester Infirmary.

During World War I, Wherry was stationed in Paris in the Women's Emergency Canteen at the Gare du Nord where she supported Allied forces from 1915-1918. Wherry is buried in St John the Baptist Churchyard. Her collected correspondence is archived by the University of Florida; additional work is found in the Wherry Collection at the British Library.


  • The Albinia Book (1929)
  • Chronicles of Erthig on the Dyke (1914)
  • Daniel Defoe (1905)
  • Turner (1903)
  • Stories of the Tuscan Artists (1901)
  • Greek sculpture with Story and Song (1898)
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    Albinia Wherry Wikipedia

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