In Her Own Right

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Lucy Gibbons Morse

Image A00180876 1 lg
Date created 1862-05-14
Creator Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893
Description Thanks her daughter Lucy for a box of supplies she received recently. Describes her work as a war nurse. Mentions that she gave one soldier anti-slavery literature and that many of the soldiers have heard of her father Isaac Tatem Hopper. Many local Quakers help the wounded; they are some of the only ones sympathetic to "the colored people."
Size 6 pages
Type text
Subjects Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Women nurses | Nursing | War--Relief of sick and wounded
Geographical location Winchester (Va.)
Language English
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Local Identifier A00180876
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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