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Mary [E. Farnham] to Henry

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Title: Mary [E. Farnham] to Henry


  • [Farnham], Mary

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: February 28, 1863


Letter from Mary to brother Henry carries a demanding tone of an older sibling to a younger one ; topics include inquiring about Henry’s examinations, her plan to stay at camp until June, responding to Henry's remarks about her being in camp saying several of the officers' wives are also in camp, the sick men in the regiment, and Mary demanding to know who thinks Mary should return home suggesting someone thinks it may not be appropriate for a woman (according the social norm of the day) to be in a military camp.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-04-29, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Mary [E. Farnham] to Henry, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed December 18, 2017)

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