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Guide to the John R. Lynn letter MSS.1660

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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

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-23T09:52-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

John R. Lynn letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1660

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter and envelope)

Dates:

1863 February 28

Abstract:

A letter by John R. Lynn to his father about cattle and prospects of a military draft, 28 February 1863.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a single letter from Lynn to his father, Joel Lynn of Hartford, Ohio Co., Indiana, written from Camargo, Illinois, 28 February 1863. Most of the letter relates to cattle, but Lynn also mentions that "There is Strong talk of a [military] draft here & also in some parts of the State Strong talk of resistance (which will prove a Humbug)".

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

John R. Lynn Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

Farmer and cattle merchant from ?Indiana, 28 February 1863

Letter Box 6476 Folder 17

Letter from John R. Lynn, Carmargo, Illinois, to Joel Lynn, Hartford, Indiana, February 28, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20772