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Barton, Clara. Archive including: (9) autograph letters signed.

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Barton, Clara. Archive including: (9) autograph letters signed.
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11. Barton, Clara. Archive including: (9) autograph letters signed ("Clara"), ranging from 5.5 x 4.75 in. to 8.5 x 11 in. (140 x 121 mm. to 216 x 279 mm.) Content includes personal letters to family, professional correspondence, and a 7-page handwritten letter with a lengthy handwritten postscript on the eighth page, dated 18 November 1860 from Hilton Head, South Carolina. Written to Samuel Barton of Washington and his wife, Amelia. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope written entirely in Clara Barton's hand. All items range in generally good condition with a few poor pieces exhibiting water damage and minor paper loss. With overall age and toning to most. Many letters accompanied by their original transmittal envelopes. Clara writes in part [to Samuel Barton and wife]: ...I am about preparing for another trip to Morris Island, perhaps to pass the winter, you know I generally stay out over winter like a Canadian colt, I go as soon as I can get ready probably in a few days. Genl. Gillman and the "Sanitary Commission" separately desire it and offer me every facility, and I must go at once. I am sorry to leave my nice home here and cannot be near you at all probably all winter but I must not take up my burden to complain of its weight - it is no harder for me to make a little sacrifice than for others to do a thousand times more, and if only we can get into Charleston it will do just so much towards father's and ever to this unholy strife and letters there from dragged out fellow got home to their families and upon these hellish prison doors of Richmond and give our starving men bread once more, I could work till my fingers dropped off to do this or help do it... Within a month of this letter, South Carolina had withdrawn from the Union, setting the nation on a collision course towards civil war. Archive also includes (2) handwritten letters (unsigned), (3) typed letters signed, (2) black and white snapshot photographs, one of the exterior of a hospital and one of Barton herself, handwritten receipts, multiple TLS from by Barton Secretary J.B. Mullen, newspaper clippings. Including (1) printed, 12-page booklet featuring the famous Red Cross icon and "Holiday Greeting" on the cover. Printed "1888 /1899" and inscribed by Barton: "Mr. Herbert P. Barton, with love". Inside leaf is further inscribed in part: Always affectionately, Clara Washington D.C. Jan. 2. 1889. $1,000 - $1,500