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Guide to the Mrs. Amos G. Searing letter MSS.1237

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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 2013-12-03T20:05-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Mrs. Amos G. Searing letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1237

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 letter, 1 envelope)

Dates:

after 1865

Abstract:

Letter written by Mrs. Amos G. Searing thanking a Mr. Palmer for a catalog and explaining that she would like to donate some items to the University of Alabama library.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter written by Mrs. Amos G. Searing thanking a Mr. Palmer for a catalog and explaining that she would like to donate some items to the University of Alabama library, including documents belonging to the Leach and Avery Company of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that manufactured plows prior to the Civil War, and a detailed account from a northern soldier's diary discussing the capture of Tuscaloosa.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Jennifer Culley, September 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

Mrs. Amos G. Searing lived in Coconut Grove, Florida. She was the granddaughter (or great-granddaughter) of Benjamin Franklin Avery, the creator and manufacturer of the Avery plow.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

Mrs. Amos G. Searing letter, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Source(s)

Searing, Amos G., Mrs. (local)

Libraries (lcsh)

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) (lcsh)

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

Letter Box 2459