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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.59
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding a newspaper report of Henry's ship crashing and their fathers fascination with new technology
Date 8 July 1866
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Says there has been hot weather lately and that their father is in good health. Says he has not answered whether he would like to take advantage of an investment opportunity in a house in Baltimore for 200 dollars. Their father has rented a nice house until 1 October. Says she is putting off all enjoyments until he gets home. Mentions that there are several cases of cholera in Baltimore. Continues the letter on 17 July 1866 -- Says she read in the Sun that the "Wyoming" (Henry's ship) was involved in a collision in Nagasaki, Japan and she hopes it is not serious. Says their father is taken with "the new inventions of gas and petroleum oil stoves, washing machines, clothes wringers and irons." Says they might all be in use in their home when he arrives home. Says today is just the kind of hot day she does not want to cook next to a fire. Says she is starting to believe in the power of these inventions after seeing what a sewing machine can do. Updates him on friends and family and a few marriages.
Subjects Surgeon  Woman Author  Women's History  Navy  Military History  Children and Family  Land Transaction  Finance  Landlord and Tenant  Health and Medical  Disease  Cholera  Maritime  Asia  Invention  Science and Technology  Home Furnishings  Diet and Nutrition  Clothing and Accessories  Personal Hygiene  Marriage  
People McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written Martinsburg, West Virginia
Theme Naval & Maritime; Science, Technology, Invention
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