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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.58
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding the family's poor financial situation
Date 4 June 1866
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Is upset that he does not write more often. Says "I have no one else but you to look to. Pa often tells me he is old and is not able to work as he once did, and cannot live much longer." Goes on to say "you know we we are not well off and tho' I have tried to keep things comfortable as I could on small means we have had to live very, very plainly." Says their father is practicing medicine less because he is pushed aside by the younger members of the profession. Claims their father has 7,000 dollars in government bonds, but that he won't cash them or buy land with them out of fear of being taxed. Says she did not want him to leave the navy and live with them in Martinsburg. Goes on to praise his talents.
Subjects Surgeon  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Death  Finance  Health and Medical  Government and Civics  Taxes or Taxation  Land Transaction  
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