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Guide to the Cornelia Dyer Heili Letter MSS.1821

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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 2010-06-21T11:36-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Cornelia Dyer Heili letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1821

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter, 4 pages)

Dates:

1928 May 27

Abstract:

A letter by Heili recounting her memories of Abraham Lincoln, his assassination, and his son Tad.

Scope and Contents note

A letter written by Heili to a Mr. Reynolds on 27 May 1928. It is evidently a response to Reynolds's inquiry about reminiscences of the "Greatest man the world has ever known": Abraham Lincoln. Heili thus recounts a childhood meeting with Lincoln shortly after the election of 1860, her memories of his assassination and of his body lying in state in Chicago, and of going to school with Lincoln's son Tad after his father's assassination.

Processing Information:

Processed by

John Beeler, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Cornelia Dyer Heili letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Heili was the daughter of Dr. Charles Volney Dyer of Chicago. She was a young girl in the 1860s.

Letter Box 6648 Folder 1821

Letter from Cornelia Dyer Heile to Mr. Reynolds, May 27, 1928 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20787