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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 415

Barton, Clara. Papers, 1862-1911

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1862-1911.

Extent

1 box

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

Biographical / Historical

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:

  1. Series I. Letters by Clara Barton
  2. Series II. Letters relating to Clara Barton
  3. Series III. Publications by Universalists on Clara Barton
  4. Series IV. Clippings
  5. Series V. Biographical

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Universalist Historical Society, 1976.

Title
Barton, Clara, 1821-1912. Papers: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
div00415

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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