H.L.K. Wiggin letter about donation, 1863

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Dr. Henry L.K. Wiggin of Auburn, surgeon for the 17th Maine Regiment during the Civil War, wrote to "Friend Watson" at the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission in Washington, D.C., about a donation of $100 for benefit of sick and wounded soldiers.

He asks Watson to give his regards to Mrs. Sampson. Sarah Sampson was a volunteer nurse. The Sanitary Commission handled requests from soldiers and their families, donations and supplies for soldiers, and oversaw nurses who volunteered during the war.

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About This Item

  • Title: H.L.K. Wiggin letter about donation, 1863
  • Creator: Wiggin, Henry L. K.
  • Creation Date: 1863-10-08
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Washington
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 18.1 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/2
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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