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Collection Reference Number GLC06282
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1781 
Title Alex Anderson to his wife regarding naval engagements
Date 2 November 1781
Author Anderson, Alex (fl. 1781)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Anderson, a British Naval surgeon during the American Revolution, writes to his wife about naval engagements, his travel to the West Indies, her access to money, their correspondence, and his affection for her. Also discusses news of "the capitulation of Cornwallis" at Yorktown. Expresses his desire that "this winter will bring about a Peace. for it is every ones Opinion here, that America is lost to Great Brittain and must obtain its Independence."
Subjects Love Letters  Revolutionary War  Health and Medical  Navy  Women's History  Marriage  Military History  Caribbean  Soldier's Pay  Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown  Battle  Surrender  Revolutionary War General  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Peace  
People Anderson, Alexander (fl. 1776-1781)  
Place written New York
Theme The American Revolution; Health & Medicine; Women in American History; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859