Mary Ann Bickerdyke Papers - Subject File and Miscellany

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. Subject files in the collection contain Civil War supply lists and disbursements, passes, and an incomplete draft memoir. Other files pertain to her postwar work on behalf of former Union soldiers, the Woman's Relief Corps, and efforts to aid residents of Kansas following the grasshopper plague of 1874. Miscellaneous items include biographical material, financial papers, a few photographs, and printed matter.