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Guide to the Jacob Ackerly Letter MSS.2118

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Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

January 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:31-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Jacob Ackerly Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2118

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot 1 Letter

Dates:

1839 April 26

Abstract:

Letter from clerk discussing his travels and the city climate, population, agriculture, and business, including Cincinnati's trade of pork, flour, and whiskey. Letter compares it to labor and goods of the South.

creator

Ackerly, Jacob

Biographical/Historical note

Jacob Ackerly was working as a clerk aboard a steamer for $80 a month, allowing him to travel the country.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Jacob Ackerly Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

A letter to his brother, Samuel, in Wallace, Nova Scotia, written from Cincinnati, Ohio. Discusses the places he has visited including Pittsburgh. He describes city climate, population, agriculture, and business in Cincinnati, including trade of pork, flour and whiskey. He compares it to the labor and goods of the South, including cotton, tobacco, and the "Negro" workers. He also discusses personal family issues.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Jamie Burke, 2008

Jacob Ackerly Letter Box SC0008 Folder 2118

Letter from Jacob Ackerly, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Samuel Baltz, Wallace, Nova Scotia, April 26, 1839 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32175