Barton, Clara

SKU: 6034691

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Typed letter signed, 1 1/2 pages, 8 x 10,5 inch, Brooklyn, 23.07.1899, to Mr. Harriet L. Reed (1876-1911, member of the Women`s Relief Corps) - with Civil War Content, signed in black ink "Clara Barton", with intersecting letter folds - in fine to very fine condition.

In parts:
"... I wish to hand this to a young lady of this city ... in behalf of Mrs. Clayton who remembers to have once served in the Tenth Army Corps Hospital at Point of Rocks, where I was, in the front of General Butler`s Army. She with four other ladies came out from this city ... and did volunteer service as nurses. Not under me as I had no nurses under me, but wherever they found something to do. Mrs. Clayton is now a widow ... is poor and ill and helpless ... you who know everything may be able to rend her a service ... in the hope that you may be able to give some word of counsel or advice ... [I] am at present with Dr. Hall-Brown ..."

On June 23, 1864 Barton was placed in charge of nursing at a X Corps hospital near Point of Rocks, Virginia, appointed by Major General Benjamin F. Butler. The `flying hospital` served the wounded from the almost daily fighting outside Petersburg. Dr. Lucy Hall-Brown was a prominent physician and friend to Barton.

Further Information on the person

(1821 - 1912) pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross

Year of Birth: 1821

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