In Her Own Right

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to her family

Image A00180591 1 lg
Date created 1863-02-01
Creators Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893
Description Interacts with various senators and government officials in Washington to attain resources. Visits a committee of women ''who are establishing a permanent home for such nurses, as have lost their health in Army service,'' and another seeking to establish a home for freedmen. Defends and praises William H. Seward, the Secretary of State, for his part in the Emancipation Proclamation, saying that he ''made it all it is'' and ''is in fact all the backbone the Cabinet has.'' Civil War nurse Anna Lowell is sick.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869 | Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Women nurses | Nursing | Women political activists | Emancipation Proclamation
Geographical location Washington (D.C.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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