Autograph letter signed : Whitehouse Landing, Va.,
to Fanny [Ware].

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Title

Autograph letter signed : Whitehouse Landing, Va.,
to Fanny [Ware].

Subject

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care

Description

An 1856 graduate of Harvard Medical School and son of faculty member, John Ware (1795-1864), Robert Ware was an inspector with the United States Sanitary Commission and later a surgeon with the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers. Nearly fifty letters from Ware to his family, from 1861 to 1863, have survived and present a rich and detailed picture of his work with the Sanitary Commission and experiences during the Civil War.

Robert Ware died of pneumonia at Washington, North Carolina, on April 10, 1863.

Abstract

A letter from Robert Ware to his sister, Fanny, recounts Ware's work with the wounded following a battle outside Richmond.

Creator

Ware, Robert

Date Created

1862 May 30-June 8

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Papers of John Ware, ca. 1813-1869 (inclusive). H MS c7.3.

References

View the online catalog record.

Format

text

Extent

Excerpt (2 pages) of letter

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0001551

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Robert Montraville Green to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1968.

Files

0001551_dref.jpg

Citation

Ware, Robert, “Autograph letter signed : Whitehouse Landing, Va.,
to Fanny [Ware].,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed August 11, 2022, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6075.

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