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Subseries 2. Death Realia, 1837-1863

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials related to the death of Stephen Foster, including correspondence and hospital documents.

A361 Letter from George Cooper to Morrison Foster, January 12, 1864 (1.0 folders)

Letter from George Cooper to Morrison Foster informing him that Stephen has been hospitalized at Bellevue and asking, on Stephen's behalf, for financial assistance. Erroneously dated Jan. 12, 1863.

A362 Western Union Telegram reporting Foster's death, Jan. 14, 1864 (1.0 folders)

Standard Western Union form addressed to Morrison Foster in Cleveland on January 14, 1864, from George Cooper in New York. Message states: "Stephen is dead. Come on."

A363 Receipt for Stephen's Hospital expenses, Jan. 16, 1864 (1.0 folders)

Ink on ruled paper; "Rec'd of Mr. Foster ten shillings charge for Stephen C. Foster while in hospital -- Jany 16, 1864. Wm. E. White Warden Bellevue Hospital.

A364 Inventory of Foster's personal possessions, Jan. 10 - Jan. 13, 1864

Made by a staff member of Bellevue Hospital at the time of Foster's death. Ink on ruled paper, "Ward 11. Stephen Foster. Died Jan. 13. Coat. Pants. Vest. Hat. Shoes. Overcoat. Jan. 10, 1864." On reverse, "Beller." The second date refers to Foster's admission. It has been speculated that the name Beller may refer to a doctor of possibly the person who made the inventory.