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Clara Barton papers, Series I, Box 1, Folder 1: Correspondence to Harriette L. Reed, 1898-1900 and undated

Summary:Clara (Clarissa Harlowe) Barton, humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross, was born on December 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts. This folder contains correspondence to Harriette L. Reed, whom Barton addresses as "sister"; Mrs. Reed was an active member of the Women's Relief Corps. These letters discuss topics of Red Cross general business, legislation to protect the Red Cross insignia and incorporation, and miscellaneous personal matters such as visits from relatives; mutual friends; personal health; the weather; and the backyard lawn and garden. For more information, see the complete finding aid to the collection at
Creator:Barton, Clara, 1821-1912
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Temporal subject: 1891-1900
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects: Barton, Clara, 1821-1912
ArchivesUM location:Clara Barton papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 1
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:War, Military
Women's Studies
Copyright holder:Public Domain
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