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Abby W. May copybook

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1017

Scope and Contents

Copies of letters to various officials in the Sanitary Commission regarding the work they are doing and business matters related to it. She writes one five page letter regarding the Bulletin of the Sanitary Commission and how it could be improved to show what the Commission is actually doing. One letter in answer to a question regarding cleanliness of supplies she describes how they pack them. One letter regarding assistance to the Freedman's Bureau. The last letter asks that if there are no further need for their services, they be allowed to disband.


  • Created: 1865 - 1866


Biographical / Historical

Chairman of the New England Women's Auxiliary Association which was a branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The organization provided hygienic and sanitary help not provided by the government during the Civil War.


1 Volumes ; 28 x 23 cm

Language of Materials