Family correspondence

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Clara Barton corresponded with various family members throughout her lifetime. In her letters, she discussed both personal and professional matters, including her views on women’s rights and other reform issues. Notable correspondents include Barton’s father, Stephen Barton; brothers, Stephen Barton, Jr. and David Barton; and her sister, Sarah “Sally” Barton Vassall; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. See what you can discover about Barton’s family relationships by transcribing these letters and other documents.

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