In Her Own Right

Dr. J. H. Douglas letter to Abby Hopper Gibbons

Image A00181080 1 lg
Date created 1863-04-01
Creator Douglas, John Hancock, 1824-1892
Description Dr. John Hancock Douglas was the chief of inspection and associate secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Discusses the removal of Dr. Wagner from the hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland, and makes plans to have him reinstated. Asks Gibbons to help restore Dr. Wagner, saying, "you can accomplish this, without stirring one step from the Point. It can be done through the ladies I have mentioned and speedily too," and "I know no one who can accomplish this if you cannot."
Size 2 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Women nurses | Women and war | War work | Hammond General Hospital (Point Lookout, Md.) | Wagner, Clinton, 1837-1914
Geographical location Washington (D.C.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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