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History Detectives | Clara Barton Letter | PBS

Duration: 17:31
Program: History Detectives #804
Broadcast Date: Jul. 12, 2010

Tucked into the pages of an antique book, our contributor has what he thinks may be a letter written by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Dated July 1866, the letter reports the death of a man named Israel Brown and has an envelope addressed to J. Blair Welch. Did Clara Barton actually write this letter? If so, why was she writing about these men?

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Post Date: May 16, 2011