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Guide to the E.J. Clarke Letter MSS.2091

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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

May 2008

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

E.J. Clarke Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2091

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

1840 July 10

Abstract:

An 1840 letter from E.J. Clarke of Talladega, Alabama, to a friend in New Hampshire, describing the pain of losing her son, the joy her baby daughter brings, life in Alabama, and the depreciation of Southern money.

Scope and Contents note

This letter, written in 1840, from E.J. Clarke of Talladega, Alabama, to her friend Isabella Morrison of Dunbarton, New Hampshire, describes the pain of losing her son and the joy her infant daughter brought. She also describes her house in Talladega, and although she says it is beautiful, she wants to return to New Hampshire. She states that it is harder to buy goods, because Southern money is depreciating.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Rosanne Rumstay, 2008

Preferred Citation:

E.J. Clarke Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2007

Biographical/Historical note

E.J. Clarke was a wife and homemaker in Talladega, Alabama, during the Antebellum Era. She was originally from New Hampshire.

Letter Box SC0006 Folder 2091

Letter from E. J. Clarke, Talladega, Alabama, to Friend, July 10, 1840 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32244