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Guide to the Letter from Caroline to Her Cousin MSS.2131

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Brittany Ray, Jamie Burke, Donnelly Walton

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

August 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:41-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter from Caroline to Her Cousin

Unit ID:

MSS.2131

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

SC0008 2131
Quantity:

0.1 linear foot 1 letter, 4 pages

Dates:

1861 February 4

Language of Materials note

English

Abstract:

Letter from Caroline in Henrico, Virginia, to her cousin. Discusses family and friends, including the medical problems one has, and criticizes the actions of the South and laments the problems in the union.

creator

P, Caroline

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Caroline is apparently a single woman living in Henrico, Virginia.

Preferred Citation:

Letter from Caroline to Her Cousin, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains one handwritten letter from Caroline to her cousin whose name is illegible. Written from Henrico, presumably in Virginia, the letter is written in a very flowery, poetic style and quotes various poets. She discusses various friends and family members and mentions staying in Richmond during Christmas. She specifically mentions a cousin who is ill and had her tongue burned with caustic by her doctor.

Of particular interest is her discussion of the political climate and her hopes for the president-elect Abraham Lincoln. She criticizes the actions of the South and laments the problems in the union.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Brittany Ray, 2007; Updated by Jamie Burke, 2009

Caroline letter 0.1 linear foot Box SC 0008 Folder 2131

Letter from Caroline to her cousin, February 4, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32177