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Guide to the C.W. Duke letter MSS.0454

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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 2013-03-04T11:23-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

March 2013
Collection Title:

C. W. Duke letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0454

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item; typescript)

Dates:

1870 April 20

Abstract:

Typescript copy of a letter written by C.W. Duke in Smith County, Texas, to Mr. D.W. Walkley describing life in Texas.

creator

Duke, C.W., 19th cent.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a typescript copy of an informal letter written by C.W. Duke in Smith County, Texas, to Mr. D.W. Walkley, describing life in Texas. In the letter he tells how easy the land is to plow and hoe and that he averages about a bale of cotton for every two acres of land.

Preferred Citation:

C. W. Duke letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Smith County, Texas, is located to the northwest of the Big Thicket, and includes the cities of Tyler, Lindale, Whitehouse, and Flint.

The first known inhabitants of the area now known as Smith County were the Caddo Indians. In July of 1846 Smith County separated from the Nacogdoches District and was named for James Smith, a General of the Texas Revolution. It was at this time that Tyler was designated as the county seat.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Walkley, D. W. (local)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Texas (lcsh)

Letter Box 631