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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.56
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding his resignation from the Navy, the possibility of him settling in the East Indies and bringing home coffee
Date 7 April 1866
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Says their father wants him to send home an allotment ticket. Says their father would be able to put the payment, which is in gold, to good use, maybe to purchase land. Continues letter on 18 April 1866. References his letters of 1 February and 11 February, both of which had photographs in them. Henry seems to be thinking about settling in the East Indies. If that is the case, their father would not have thought his resignation such a mistake. Says their Baltimore friends consider his resignation a mistake. Everyone is afraid of the glut of surgeons looking for employment at the moment, and their father is afraid Henry will have a life of poverty like he did. She goes on to praise his abilities. Their father wants him to bring back mocha coffee. Ends with news on family and friends.
Subjects Surgeon  Woman Author  Women's History  Finance  Soldier's Pay  Military History  Navy  Land Transaction  Children and Family  Coins and Currency  Photography  Asia  Poverty  Diet and Nutrition  Immigration and Migration  
People McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written Martinsburg, West 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