Thesta Dana letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

Date created 1866-01-19
Creator Dana, Thesta Dorcas, 1816-1907

Thesta Dana was the wife of Brigadier General James Jackson Dana and a member of the National Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children. Discusses Sarah Ames, an abolitionist and artist who is selling a bust of Abraham Lincoln to Congress so she can fund a "house for the orphans of the war." Gives Abby the address in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to which she should accompany an African-American child named Mary Louisa Smith. Dana's husband has been dealing with pardoned confederates seeking property.

Size 2 pages
Type text
Subjects Ames, Sarah Fisher, 1817-1901 | Orphans--Services for | Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
Geographical location Washington (D.C.); Plymouth (Mass.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00181076

Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, SFHL-RG5-174 (explore contents)

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