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Guide to the L.M. Denman Letter MSS.1845

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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 2009-12-21T16:42-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

L. M. Denman letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1845

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 1 letter

Dates:

1863 March 22

Abstract:

Letter containing a brief reference to Confederate President Jefferson Davis from L. M. Denman in Ohio to his sister.

Scope and Contents note

A single letter from Deman to his sister, written from "home" on 22 March 1863. The letter covers a variety of topics: weather, prices, Denman's son, father, and other relatives, and his desire for a visit from his sister. There is a single reference to the Civil War, namely "we had a good union meeting at Toldeo the 18[th.] there was quite a crowd there[.] we had a good speech from Col Hawkins of Tennessee[.] he is down on Jeff Davis & Co[.]"

Processing Information:

Processed by

John Beeler, 2007

Preferred Citation:

L. M. Denman letter, 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

Denman appears to have been a resident of rural northern Ohio; there is a reference to a union meeting in Toledo in his letter, and he makes reference to cutting his own firewood and hauling it to a nearby city to sell.

Letter Box 6648 Folder 1845

Letter from L. M. Denman to his sister, March 22, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20596