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Correspondence of Clara Barton, 1887-1900 and undated

 Series 1

This series consists of the correspondence of Clara Barton. The first folder contains correpsondence 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. Barton's general correspondence addresses the issues of the Russian famine (1887), the Carlsruhe conference (1892), the status of Red Cross auxiliaries, and efforts to address Cuban relief. The correspondence has been divided into two groupings and then arranged chronologically.


  • 1887-1900 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


0.04 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742