KeywordStephen Emory Barton
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Canada--History--Fenian Invasions, 1866-1870
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AbstractFonds consists mostly of correspondence written by and to Stephen Emory Barton. Much of the correspondence are letters written to his sister Ida as well as some other family members. There are also letters to Stephen from his friend George Ellsworth and daughter Ida Myrtis. Some of the letters from George Ellsworth mention the Fenian invasion in Canada in June 1866. Ellsworth was sent as a special correspondent for the Cincinnati Enquirer to report on the event. Some of Barton’s early correspondence to his sister were written during his career as a telegraph operator during the American Civil War. A few letters by his well-known aunt Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, are also included.
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