Voices From the Past: "I am truly thankful for the institution of ghosts..."

Posted: 10/31/2011
Author:
Clara Barton

 
"You perceive that my idea of ghosts is not limited to graveyards and tombs, or the tenants thereof; indeed, so far from it, the most troublesome I have ever known were at times the inmates of living and moving bodies habiting among other people, coming out only occasionally like owls and bats to frighten the weak and discourage the weary."


—Nursing pioneer Clara Barton, in a letter to a friend, January 9, 1862.

 

 



Source
: The Life of Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross (Boston, 1922), I: 141.
 
Image credit: Wikipedia.

 

comments powered by Disqus

The Bookshelf

Lincoln Before Lincoln (2016)

Author: Brian Snee

Reviewed by: Allen C. Guelzo

My Gettysburg (2016)

Author: Mark A. Snell

Reviewed by: Jeffry D. Wert

A Long and Bloody Task (2016)

Author: Stephen Davis

Reviewed by: Nick Sacco

Archive

Newsletter

Sign up here for regular email updates, including our free newsletter and special offers.

The Bookshelf

Lincoln Before Lincoln (2016)

Author: Brian Snee

Reviewed by: Allen C. Guelzo

My Gettysburg (2016)

Author: Mark A. Snell

Reviewed by: Jeffry D. Wert

A Long and Bloody Task (2016)

Author: Stephen Davis

Reviewed by: Nick Sacco

Twitter





Facebook