History Detectives

Clara Barton Letter

Clip: Season 8 Episode 4 | 17m 31s

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?

Aired: 07/11/10

Rating: TV-G

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