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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.52
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding interference with his resignation from the Navy
Date 15 March 1866
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Says she is sorry she sent her last letter, which reported that Henry's resignation was accepted and that another surgeon was being sent to replace him. Says it is not true. Says Admirals Lee and De Clymer both intervened in Washington to keep the resignation from going through. Wonders where he is and says "how I would like that wonderful trunk of the Danish storyteller Anderson to carry me to China and in ... the Wyoming." Says their father is still anxious about his resignation and that he would "just [be] throwing away what is most valuable, a high position and a comfortable living." Seems like Henry wants to go into business in New York or London, but Anna says she heard that "people [there] call cheating each other attending to business!" Also says their brother thinks a financial crisis is inevitable. Predicts that "the ruin of the merchant always brings loss and even worse to country people." Creator inferred from content.
Subjects Surgeon  Woman Author  Women's History  Navy  Military History  Children and Family  Government and Civics  Literature and Language Arts  Asia  Travel  Finance  Corruption and Scandal  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Economics  Forgery and Fraud  
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