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Joseph Beale Letter to his Wife

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01173
Letter written April 27, 1854 from Joseph Beale, U.S. Germantown, Montevideo, South America, to his wife, in care of Col. Blow, Norfolk, concerning his fondness for his wife and child and his wish to leave the Navy as a doctor and enter into private practice. ALS

Dates

  • 1854 April 27

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

3 items

Conditions Governing Access:

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Extent

0.01 Linear Foot

Biographical Information:

Joseph Beale was born in 1814 probably in Philadelphia and died there in 1890. He was a doctor and a naval officer, serving for about forty years and retired after serving as the U.S. Navy's eighth Surgeon General (1873-1877). Joseph married twice, to Susan Parrish and Atala (Ata) Blow. He had one child from his first marriage and six from his second. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Acquisition Information:

purchase

Physical Description

3 items
Title
Guide to the Joseph Beale Letter to his Wife
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2010-03-22
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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