DescriptionIn this letter from James Carroll to his wife Jennie Carroll sent from Camp Columbia Cuba, where he is stationed for the United States Yellow Fever Commission, Carroll thanks Jennie for sending a dress uniform. Carroll states that Reed will be attending the Pan American Congress to present a paper on their research. Carroll discusses that he withdrew money from the bank to pay the men who had volunteered with their experiments and how he intends to present a watch to one of the men for his courage. Additionally, Carroll discusses how Reed had recently spoken to him in a particularly rude and nasty manner in front of other military officers. However, he also mentions how Reed insisted that Carroll accompany him in visiting Major Godfrey and Colonel Burton and how pleasant Reed was during those visits. Carroll encourages Jennie to stop sending food to him since he does not want her to go to the expense and he does not know when to expect them.
Included is a transcript of the letter.
KeywordCarroll, James, 1854-1907--Correspondence
Yellow Fever Commission (U.S.)