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Gibbons, James (fl. 1862) to Sarah Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.037 Author/Creator: Gibbons, James (fl. 1862) Place Written: Rochester, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 June 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 19.1 x 11.8 cm. Order a Copy

Writes his health has not improved since he left the hospital. Says his left arm is powerless, but he hopes to regain its strength soon. He will be writing to the other ladies of the Broad and Cherry Hospital when he gets the chance. Includes an embossed seal in the upper left hand corner.

Sarah Perot Ogden was a Quaker from Philadelphia who took part in variety of philanthropic works such as assisting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and President of the Philadelphia Home for Incurables. Both Ogden and her husband, Edward H. Ogden, were strong supporters of the Union cause. During the Civil War Ogden volunteered in a military hospital where she made daily visits. Her husband served as a Union soldier.

Ogden, Sarah Morris Perot, 1831-1912

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