In Her Own Right

Dr. Clinton Wagner letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

Image A00181724 1 lg
Date created 1864-08-03
Creators Wagner, Clinton, 1837-1914
Description Happy that Gibbons and possibly her daughter Lucy are coming to the hospital in Beverly, New Jersey, and is making arrangements for their arrival. Insists that they live with him to keep him company. Has been working hard to establish the hospital. Says the work will help take her mind off of the recent death of her brother John Hopper. Has received over one hundred nurse applications and will discuss the matter with Gibbons when she arrives. Says he has been ''at war with the ladies'' in the hospital area who want to visit the ward ''at all hours'' and feed the patients.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | War work | Nurses | Women nurses | War--Relief of sick and wounded | Women and war | United States. General Hospital (Beverly, N.J.) | Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 | Wagner, Clinton, 1837-1914
Geographical location Beverly (N.J.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of 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, A00181724. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see