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Guide to the James Harry Deems Letter MSS.2092

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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:

James Harry Deems Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2092

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 1 letter

Dates:

1928 May 1

Abstract:

A 1928 letter from James Harry Deems to Mr. John Bios concerning the 1864 Union Relief Association fair. He also includes a family history.

Scope and Contents note

This is a letter, written in 1928, from James Harry Deems to Mr. John S. Bios concerning a request for information about Abraham Lincoln's 1864 speech at the Union Relief Association fair. He gives a family history, which has a long tradition of military service, and he states that his father, James Monroe Deems (1828 - 1901), a brigadier general during the Civil War, conducted the band, and he played first violin.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Rosanne Rumstay, 2008

Preferred Citation:

James Harry Deems 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

James Harry Deems (February 4, 1848 - circa 1930) was the son of Civil War General James M. Deems. He was a musician at several churches.

Letter Box SC 0006 Folder 2092

Letter from James Harry Deems to John Bios, May 1, 1928 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22246