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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the "Mother" Fish Letters MSS.1941

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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

2007

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-21T13:06-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

"Mother" Fish Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1941

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (2 letters, 2 pages)

Dates:

1862

Abstract:

Two letters sent to Edmund Fish of New York from his mother, 1862.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two letters written by Edmund Fish's mother, on August 10th and 21st, 1862, from Partridge Island to her son in Bellevue Hospital, New York. She writes about a local "boy" who was "taken prisoner at Culpepper in the last battle between Pope and Jackson."

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

"Mother" Fish Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

"Mother" Fish lived in Partridge Island, New York. Her name is unknown. Edmund Fish was a Union soldier during the Civil War; in August of 1862 he was in Bellevue Hospital, New York University Medical College in New York City. The faculty members of the NYU Medical College played a leading role in treating soldiers wounded during the Civil War.

Letters Box SC0001 Folder 1941.1

Letter from Mother Fish, Partridge Island, [New York?], to her son, Edmund Fish, Bellevue Hospital, New York, August 10, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22212

Letter from Mother Fish, Partridge Island, [New York?], to her son, Edmund Fish, Bellevue Hospital, New York, August 21, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22213