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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.50
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding his ship being assigned to the East India Squadron
Date 24 December 1865
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Says he has not heard from him in some time. Last letter from Henry was dated from Singapore. Mentions that their father wants him to withdraw his resignation. Is worried about him. Makes reference to friends and family members. Says she is going to the opera. Page 4 is dated from 27 December and then 31 December. Says she heard his ship, the USS "Wyoming" will be assigned to the East India Squadron and fears he won't be home for quite some time. Further updates on family and friends. Tells him the nuns have a new convent about 2 miles from Wheeling, West Virginia. Unsigned letter, creator inferred from content.
Subjects Surgeon  Woman Author  Women's History  Asia  Navy  Military History  Children and Family  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Religion  
People McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; 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