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Clara Barton papers, Series 3, Box 1, Folder 5: Women's Relief Corps: Correspondence on pension bill, 1889-1890 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 series consists of printed material, correspondence, a sample of the corps letterhead, and a membership list of the Women's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. The correspondence (1889-1890) is from U.S. Representatives and Senators to Mrs. Sarah E. Fuller and Mrs. Kate B. Sherwood, secretary and president of the corps respectively, on Senate Bill 373 of the 51st Congress, which proposed pensions for army nurses. For more information, see the complete finding aid to the collection at
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Temporal subject: 1881-1890
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Topical subjects: Barton, Clara, 1821-1912
National Women's Relief Corps (U.S.) -- History -- Sources
United States -- Armed Forces -- Nurses -- History -- Sources
ArchivesUM location:Clara Barton papers
  • series 3
  • box 1
  • folder 5
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:War, Military
Women's Studies
Copyright holder:Public Domain
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