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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.42
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Alice McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding letters she sent whilst he was in Africa, reading Shakespeare and the weather
Date 23 September 1865
Author McSherry, Alice (fl. 1864-1865)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Very wordy, gossipy, and meandering letter written by Alice to her cousin Henry. Signed twice by Alice. Apologizes for sending a book with pencilings. Also sent him some pamphlets. Mentions in passing that Henry was previously off the coast of Africa. Wonders if he received her letters addressed to the Cape of Good Hope. Hoped to have quiet time in the house, but has not had it because its been runover with company. Goes on to describe the guests. Says they have been discussing Shakespeare and says "After the Holy Bible, I esteem Shakespeare above all books." Says they sometimes break into small groups and discuss other authors. Goes on about the weather and her health, saying she was told she had the symptoms of brain fever. Henry appears to be off Batavia, Java.
Subjects Surgeon  Navy  Africa  Woman Author  Women's History  Religion  Literature and Language Arts  Asia  Health and Medical  Entertaining and Hospitality  Military History  
People McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written Hillside, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Cousin  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater