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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy
|Alice McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding letters she sent whilst he was in Africa, reading Shakespeare and the weather
|23 September 1865
|McSherry, Alice (fl. 1864-1865)
|McSherry, Henry F.
|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.
|Surgeon Navy Africa Woman Author Women's History Religion Literature and Language Arts Asia Health and Medical Entertaining and Hospitality Military History
|McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)
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