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Guide to the Letters to Ora Ferguson MSS.1861

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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

November 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-19T15:19-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letters to Ora Ferguson

Unit ID:

MSS.1861

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.5 Linear feet (4 letters)

Dates:

1929, circa 1947

Abstract:

Collection contains letters to Ora Ferguson in Louisville, Kentucky, from her husband Clarence and nephew William Peyton. Clarence wrote home while on a trip to Miami, Florida, in 1929. Peyton wrote letters while attending college in Syria and travelling in the Middle East.

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains letters to Ora Ferguson from her husband Clarence and nephew William Peyton. Clarence wrote home while on a trip to Miami, Florida, in 1929. The other letters are from her nephew William (Willie) while living in the Middle East during the mid-1940s. A student at Damascus College in Syria, he wrote to her about his travels and included descriptions of terrorists activities. None of his letters are dated, but he mentioned the U. S. ambassador to Iraq, George Wadsworth, who served as ambassador from 1947-1948.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Brittany Ray, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Letters to Ora Ferguson, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Access Restrictions:

none

Biographical/Historical note

Ora Ferguson, a Kentucky resident.

Letters to Ora Ferguson Box 6644 Folder 1