In Her Own Right

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter

Image A00180706 1 lg
Date created 1861-01-01 – 1865-01-01
Creators Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893
Description Possibly a letter fragment; likely sent to her family. Is responsible for many tasks related to war work; she has ''at least 50 callers on all sorts of business, from the Colonel to the Contraband.'' (''Contraband'' was a term used during the Civil War to refer to formerly enslaved people who had escaped to Union lines.) Mentions Emily Howland, who she does no expect the recipient to have heard of.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Slavery | Contraband of war | War work | Fugitive Slaves
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, SFHL-RG5-174, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00180706. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see