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Guide to the James A. Henderson papers MSS.0662

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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

December 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-03T18:45-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

James A. Henderson papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0662

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

640
Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item; 22 pages, typescript)

Dates:

1865 December 1-4

Abstract:

Writings of James A. Henderson of the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment while stationed at Centre, Alabama, in December 1865.

creator

Henderson, James A.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

James A. Henderson was from Iowa and served in the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Preferred Citation:

James A. Henderson papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. M. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the typescript of a paper entitled "The Private Scribblings of Jas. A. Henderson, Co. C. 12th Iowa V. V. Infantry, Centre, Ala. - Dec. 1, 1865." Henderson was apparently attached to the Assistant Provost Marshal's office in Centre, Alabama, after the Civil War. The first four pages begin as a simple diary but changes into an unfinished short story of patriotism, heroism, jealousy, and love, that takes place during the war and where the young protagonist was set upon by all possible ills and troubles in his quest to win the hand of the girl he loves.

Source(s)

Alabama (lcsh)

Fiction (lcsh)

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

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

Papers Box 640 Folder 662.01