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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1781
|Alex Anderson to his wife regarding naval engagements
|2 November 1781
|Anderson, Alex (fl. 1781)
|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."
|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
|Anderson, Alexander (fl. 1776-1781)
|The American Revolution; Health & Medicine; Women in American History; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859