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Guide to the Elizabeth Clitherall letter MSS.0320

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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

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-21T11:27-0600

Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Elizabeth Clitherall letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0320

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item; typescript copy)

Dates:

1863 July 30

Abstract:

Letter dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to her cousin Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments

creator

Clitherall, Elizabeth Burgwyn, 1784-1863

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter written by Clitherall, dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to cousin her Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments. Included is a note by the transcriber, Walter Burgwyn Jones.

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unknown; updated by R. Rumstay, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth Clitherall letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall (1784-1863) was a plantation owner's wife and school teacher who lived in Belleville and Walterboro, South Carolina, at Thornbury Plantation in North Carolina, and in Greensboro, Tuscaloosa, and Mobile, Alabama. Her husband George Campbell Clitherall (d. 1829) was a planter and physician. The couple had six children: (1) Eliza Inglis Clitherall Moore (1802-1886); (2) Harriet A. Clitherall Spotts (1808-1834); (3) George Bush Burgwin Clitherall (1814-1889); (4) Frances King Clitherall Battle (1817-1849); (5) Madeleine Clitherall Battle (b. 1818); and (6) Alexander Baron Clitherall (1820-1869). She was the daughter of John Burgwin (fl. 1751-1800) and Eliza Bush Burgwin (d. 1787) of the Hermitage near Wilmington, North Carolina.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Walter Burgwyn Jones, 1945

Source(s)

Burgwyn Family (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Burgwyn, Henry King, 1841-1863 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Civil War (localbroad)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Family (lcsh)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties (lcsh)

Letter Box 433