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bMS 415

Barton, Clara, 1821-1912. Papers: A Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
Call No.: bMS 415
Creator: Barton, Clara, 1821-1912.
Title: Barton, Clara. Papers, 1862-1911.
Quantity: 1 box
Abstract: Papers of Civil War nurse, suffragist, and founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton (1821-1912) including correspondence to and from Clara Barton, publications about her by Universalists, newspaper and magazine clippings, biographical material, and photographs.

Acquisition Information :

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Historical Note

Clara Barton (1821-1912), Civil War nurse, suffragist, and founder of the American Red Cross, was born to a prominent Universalist family in Oxford, Massachusetts. Barton established the American Red Cross in 1881; over the next two decades, this organization offered aid during outbreaks of disease, floods, hurricanes, and other domestic crises. As a suffragist, Barton wrote articles for Lucy Stone's Woman's Journal and occasionally appeared onstage during suffrage events with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, and Lucy Stone. She wrote The Story of my Childhood, which was published in 1907. She died of pneumonia in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Content

Collection includes correspondence to and from Clara Barton, publications about her by Universalists, newspaper and magazine clippings, biographical material, and photographs.

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