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Guide to the J.D. Rence Letter MSS.1945

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jon Fuller

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

November 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-17T15:22-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

J.D. Rence Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1945

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

1861 June 10

Abstract:

Letter written by Union sailor, J.D. Rence, to his mother on June 10, 1861, while aboard the U.S.S. St. Louis, moored near Fort Pickens, in Pensacola Bay, Florida.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one letter written by Union sailor, J.D. Rence, to his mother, on June 10, 1861, while aboard the U.S.S. St. Louis, moored near Fort Pickens, in Pensacola Bay, Florida. Rence describes some excitement created by the movement of Rebels on the opposite side of the Bay. He also comments that Lieutenant Warden is still a prisoner at Montgomery and fears that he will be treated harshly.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

J.D. Rence 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

J.D. Rence was a sailor on the U.S.S. St. Louis.

Letter Box SC0001 Folder 1945.1

Letter from J. D. Rence, aboard the U.S.S. St. Louis near Fort Pickens, Pensacola Bay, Florida, to mother, June 10, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22222