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Guide to the George P. Gillium Letters MSS.2023

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by April Burnett

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

September 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-08-11T15:29-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

George P. Gillium Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2023

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot 5 Letters; 1 envelope

Dates:

1904

Abstract:

This collection consists of five letters written to Mr. George P. Gillium, Louisville, Kentucky from his two daughters, Jane Gillium and Merrie Browder, Florence, Alabama, and his grandson (Merrie's son), Marion Castner Browder, Jr., Florence, Alabama. Jane Gillium's two letters discuss her need for money as she nears graduation and is attending the commencement ceremony at The University of Alabama.

creator

Browder, Marion Castner, Jr.

creator

Browder, Merrie

creator

Gillium, Jane

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of five letters written to Mr. George P. Gillium, Louisville, Kentucky from his two daughters, Jane Gillium and Merrie Browder, Florence, Alabama, and his grandson (Merrie's son), Marion Castner Browder, Jr., Florence, Alabama.

Jane Gillium's two letters consist of needing money for school. She is about to graduate and mentions commencement activities, and she had been invited to attend commencement at the University of Alabama. Her letters are dated April 11 and April 23, 1904.

Merrie Browder's two letters are about sickness, marriage, and her father's birthday. Her letters are dated April 10 and 25, 1904.

Marion Castner Browder, Jr.'s letter, dated April 25, 1904, discusses what he received for his birthday and helping his mother, Merrie Browder.

Biographical/Historical note

An important event occurred in Florence, Alabama in 1904 -- the towns of Sheffield and Tuscumbia were linked via railroad to Florence making the three small towns seem like one big town that rivaled Birmingham.

Source: "Alabama Industrial News." The Atlanta Constitution 15 May 1904.

Preferred Citation:

The George P. Gillium Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Processing Information:

Processed by

April Burnett, 2008

Access Restrictions:

none

Source(s)

Hall, Wade, 1934- (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Education (localbroad)

Education--Alabama (lcsh)

George P. Gillium Letters Box SC0005 Folder 2023.1