In Her Own Right

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to her children

Image A00180587 1 lg
Date created 1861-11-24
Creators Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893
Description Describes a trip to Washington, D.C. Heard a sermon by Unitarian clergyman William Henry Channing, a Christian socialist and supporter of equal rights for women. Mentions General Frémont; says she has met various government officials. Describes a woman "whom they call Dr. Walker," most likely female surgeon Mary Edwards Walker.
Size 2 pages
Type text
Subjects Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 | Walker, Mary Edwards, 1832-1919 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Geographical location Washington (D.C.); Baltimore (Md.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, SFHL-RG5-174, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00180587. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see