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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?



Post Date: May 16, 2011