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Guide to the O.A. Luckett Letters MSS.1950

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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 2009-12-17T11:01-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2009
Collection Title:

O.A. Luckett Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1950

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (3 letters, 3 pages; 3 transcripts, 5 pages)

Dates:

1865

Abstract:

Written just months after the war ended by O.A. Luckett of Canton, Mississippi, these letters provide a glimpse into a former slave owner's post-war viewpoint. Luckett said "we are all ruined" and refered to this period as "dark and troublesome times."

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of three letters (and transcripts), written by O.A. Luckett, just months after the war ended. The letters provide a glimpse into a former slave owner's post-war viewpoint. Luckett said "we are all ruined" and refers to this period as "dark and troublesome times," and that he wanted to move to another part of the world. Luckett suggested that his former slaves could come back to work for him and offered specific wage considerations. He also asked about his mule and wagon stating that they were now worth more than his former slaves.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

O.A. Luckett 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

According to the U.S. Census records, O.A. Luckett was born in Georgia in 1821. He later practiced law and farmed in Canton, Madison County, Mississippi.

Letters Box SC0001 Folder 1950.1

Letter from O. A. Luckett, Canton, Mississippi, to George H. Thompson, Alabama, June 29, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20603

Letter from O. A. Luckett, Canton, Mississippi, to George Harper, Esquire, Alabama, September 13, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20604

Letter from O. A. Luckett, Canton, Mississippi, to George H. Thompson, Alabama, September 13, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20605