Sarah Hopper Emerson letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

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Date created 1864-10-04
Creator Emerson, Sarah Hopper, 1835-
Description Discusses the illness of Martha Sever (sp?) and passes on other news from the military hospital where Emerson worked as a nurse. Asks Gibbons to have a newpaper article written. Gives a list of items received from the Sanitary Commission. Expresses outrage that a "Rebel woman" has been put in charge of the Sanitary Commission's hospital supplies for wounded Confederate prisoners in Winchester, Virginia; says that "if it were not that the Sanitary and Christian Commissions were rivals and that the former does so much good, I would write a letter to the paper myself about it"; blames the leadership of Mr. Knapp.
Size 6 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | War work | United States Sanitary Commission | Military hospitals | United States. General Hospital (Beverly, N.J.) | Women and war
Geographical location Beverly (N.J.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00185559
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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