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Ann Wharton War Relief correspondence

Identifier: SFHL-SC-144


This collection includes letters written to Anna Wharton regarding her relief efforts for formerly enslaved people and war hospitals during the American Civil War.


  • 1862-1863


Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Wharton was a birthright Quaker involved in relief work among formerly enslaved people in the southern states during the American Civil War. The daughter of William and Deborah (Fisher) Wharton, she was born in 1834 and died unmarried in 1863.


.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (1 folder.))



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Sallie Smith. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1965.
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Revision Statements

  • 2020: Updated outdated, harmful terminology related to enslavement, except where it appears in a title, quotation, or subject heading.

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