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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.03
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry recommending he take up reading and asking if he knows anything of his sailing schedule
Date 27 November 1860
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry who was an assistant surgeon in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Brooklyn, New York aboard the USS "Vandalia." References receiving Henry's letter. Says he ought to get any books that he wants as "time spent in reading good works is well employed." Says the more she looks at his photograph, the more she realizes it is such a good likeness. Mentions sights to see in New York, including Trinity Church, the Cooper Institute in the Astor Library, and "Mr. Aspinwall's picture of the Immaculate Conception." Says Dr. McGary came by to say goodbye. McGary is traveling to New York then to Glasgow and then Paris. Asks "Do you hear anything more of a change in your cruize. I expect you have felt as if you were almost in the neighbourhood of Cape Horn." Assumes he is getting used to his new life by now. Tells him that "Pa told me to send you the Sun and Republican." Writes that she feels bad about missing "Kate's" wedding, where she was supposed to be a bridesmaid, because of a mix up in the train schedules. Updates him on family, neighbors and friends.
Subjects Surgeon  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Literature and Language Arts  Photography  Travel  Architecture  Religion  Global History and Civics  Journalism  Transportation  Railroad  Marriage  Navy  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
People McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written Martinsburg, Virginia
Theme 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 Sister  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater