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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Thomas P. Clinton letters MSS.0319

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Thomas P. Clinton letters

Unit ID:

MSS.0319

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (3 items)

Dates:

Unknown

Abstract:

Letters about the burning of the University of Alabama, April 1865, which Clinton witnessed as a young boy.

Scope and Contents note

The collections contains letters about the burning of the University of Alabama, April 1865, which Clinton witnessed as a young boy. Also included is a paper on transportation in Tuscaloosa.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Hudson Strode, 1977

Preferred Citation:

Thomas P. Clinton letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Thomas P. Clinton was a young boy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in April 1865, and was a witness to the burning of the University of Alabama campus on 4 April 1865 by Brigadier General John T. Croxton and 1,500 seasoned cavalrymen.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

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unknown; updated by C. Doughty, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Source(s)

Clinton, Thomas P., 1860- (local)

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Civil War (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Transportation--Alabama (lcsh)

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage (lcsh)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--History--19th century (lcsh)

Letters Box 194