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Guide to the Asher M. Talcott Letters MSS.1841

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Finding aid prepared by John Beeler

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

2007

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-21T16:35-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Asher M. Talcott letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1841

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (3 letters)

Dates:

1861-1862

Abstract:

Letters written by Civil War soldier, Asher M. Talcott, in Iowa, to his brother Lorenzo.

Scope and Contents note

Three letters, dated 17 May 1861, 11 May 1862, and 27 September 1862, from Asher M. Talcott to his brother Lorenzo. The latter's address is not discernable on the fragment of envelope that evidently enclosed the last of the letters, however, it appears likely from the content of the letters that Asher Talcott had moved from his home to Iowa shortly before the first was written. The last was sent from Camp Herron, near Davenport, Iowa, after Asher Talcott had enlisted in the Union Army. All three letters are written on stationery bearing patriotic illustrations.

Processing Information:

Processed by

John Beeler, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Asher M. Talcott letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Talcott evidentlly moved to Iowa sometime shortly before the first of these letters was written and he enlisted in an Iowa regiment prior to writing the last of them.

Letters Box 6648 Folder 1841

Letter from Asher M. Talcott to Lorenzo Talcott, May 17, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20593

Letter from Asher M. Talcott to Lorenzo Talcott, May 17, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20594

Letter from Asher M. Talcott, Camp Herron, Davenport, Iowa, to Lorenzo Talcott, May 17, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20595