Anderson, Alex (fl. 1781) to his wife
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06282
Author/Creator: Anderson, Alex (fl. 1781)
Place Written: New York
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 2 November 1781
Pagination: 3 p. : address ; 22.9 x 18.8 cm.
Summary of Content: Anderson, a British Naval surgeon during the American Revolution, writes to his wife about naval engagements, his travel to the West Indies, her access to money, their correspondence, and his affection for her. Also discusses news of ”the capitulation of Cornwallis” at Yorktown. Expresses his desire that ”this winter will bring about a Peace. for it is every ones Opinion here, that America is lost to Great Brittain and must obtain its Independence.”
People: Anderson, Alex, fl. 1781.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Love Letters;, Revolutionary War;, Health and Medical;, Navy;, Women’s History;, Marriage;, Military History;, Caribbean;, Soldier’s Pay;, Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown;, Battle;, Surrender;, Revolutionary War General;, Global History and Civics;, Foreign Affairs;, Peace;
Sub Era: The War for IndependenceOrder Image