Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.
Title: Letter from Clara Barton to May Wright Sewall.
Description: Barton thanks May Wright Sewall and other "rare friends" for the support they had shown in a matter before Congress. Around this time, Barton's administration of the American Red Cross was being called into question. She sends a small testimonial - "pray accept and use it as you will." Clara Barton was nicknamed "the angel of the battlefield" for her work helping wounded soldiers during the Civil War. She then spent the following four years assisting with identification of prisoners who died at Andersonville. In 1881, Miss Barton founded the American Red Cross.
Correspondent: Barton, Clara, 1821-1912
Date: 1902-03-03; 1902
Time period: 1900s (1900-1909); 20th century;
Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920; American Red Cross
Theme: Women; Education;
Collection: May Wright Sewall Papers
Copyright information: This item is in the public domain.
Physical repository: Indianapolis Special Collections Room, Indianapolis Public Library
Repository collection name: May Wright Sewall letters
Digital publisher: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Date digitized: 2005
Repository: The Indianapolis Public Library Digital Collections
Source: From: May Wright Sewall Papers