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Barton (Clara) Correspondence
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Correspondence of Clara Barton, American nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.
Clara Barton (1821-1912), the founder of the American Red Cross, began her humanitarian career by organizing a relief agency for wounded soldiers while working in the Patent Office in Washington, D.C., in 1861 and served in the later years of the Civil War as a superintendent of nurses with the Army of the James. After travelling in Europe from 1869 to 1873, during part of which time she was active in the International Red Cross in Geneva, she returned to the United States and revived an earlier movement to establish an American chapter of the organization. The National Society of the Red Cross was founded in 1881; Barton served as president from its inception until 1904. She died in Maryland in April 1912.
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