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Guide to the Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett letters MSS.0561

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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

September 2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett letters

Unit ID:

MSS.0561

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1850-1873

Abstract:

Letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband Algernon Sydney Garnett, a professor at the University of Alabama, discussing, among other things, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors, and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, and a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant.

creator

Garnett, Algernon Sydney

creator

Garnett, Alice

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes several letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband, Algernon Sydney Garnett, discussing, among other things, a trip to Tuscaloosa, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant, and his subsequent resignation. There is also a newspaper clipping of a March 24, 1892 notice reporting that Rebecca B. Scott purchased land in Washington, DC(?) from Henry Bradley for $20,000, as well as what looks to be a graduation picture of Alice Evelyn Scott.

Biographical/Historical note

Algernon Sydney Garnett served as professor of natural history at the University of Alabama from 1871 to 1874.

Preferred Citation:

Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett letters, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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None

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Processing Information:

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

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Source(s)

University of Alabama Corps of Cadets. (local)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Education (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Students (localbroad)

Teacher (localbroad)

Travel and Tourism (localbroad)

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) (lcsh)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

Women (localbroad)

Correspondence - 1850 and January-March 1872 Box SC0041 Folder 561.1

Correspondence - 1871-1873 (Photocopies) Box SC0041 Folder 561.2

Newspaper Clipping Box SC0041 Folder 561.3

Photograph - Alice Evelyn Scott Box SC0041 Folder 561.4