Mary Ann Bickerdyke Papers - Special and General Correspondence

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Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke (1817-1901), a Civil War nurse and agent for the United States Sanitary Commission, was known as “Mother Bickerdyke” to Union soldiers. Bickerdyke later worked as an attorney, assisting veterans with pension claims. Bickerdyke’s general correspondence file contains letters pertaining to her activities during the Civil War and from Civil War veterans seeking her aid in securing their pensions. A folder of special correspondence contains letters from Lucien Baker, Richard Whiting Blue, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, Walden Perkins, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), and Lucy Stone.

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