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Guide to the Andrew Lipscomb Letter MSS.1818

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Finding aid prepared by John McIlwain

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

March 2014

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English

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Collection Title:

Andrew Lipscomb Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1818

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1861 March 18

Abstract:

Includes one letter written by Andrew A. Lipscomb, president of the University of Georgia, to Benson J. Lossing and contains overt references to the contemporary political divisions between the North and South.

Scope and Contents note

In this letter, Andrew A. Lipscomb replies to the 19th-century historian, Benson J. Lossing, after Lossing presumably requested research assistance from Lipscomb. The letter was written shortly after Lipscomb became president of the University of Georgia and contains overt references to the contemporary political divisions between the North and South.

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John McIlwain, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Andrew Lipscomb letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

purchase, 2006

Biographical/Historical note

Andrew Lipscomb was born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in 1816. He became a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church. In 1849 he founded Metropolitan Institute for Young Ladies in Montgomery, Alabama, and in 1856, became president of Tuskegee Female College. He accepted the position of president post at the University of Georgia in 1860. After leaving the University, he taught briefly at Vanderbilt and returned to Athens where he wrote and lectured until his death in 1890.

Source(s)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

Lipscomb letter Box 6622 Folder 1