Friday, February 18, 2011

PBS' History Detectives visit the Clara Barton

PBS's History Detectives visited the Clara Barton.  The filmed an episode in Clara Barton's old office, which is on the 7th Street Side of the building.

The premise of the show was to find out whether a letter found tucked in a book was actually written by Clara Barton.  The letter was found by a man in Oceola, Indiana.

The letter, dated July 1866, reports of the death of a man by the name of Israel Brown.

PBS has also put up a document from 1866 that Clara Barton published in an effort to locate missing men.  It is available here.

You can watch the entire episode online here (or embedded below) to find out if Clara Barton actually wrote the letter and to see the inside of the space in the Clara Barton that used to be her office.

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History Detectives.

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