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Guide to the Letters from Lolie to a Union Soldier MSS.2161

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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

April 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-14T14:34-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letters from Lolie to a Union Soldier

Unit ID:

MSS.2161

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (10 Letters)

Dates:

1862-1866

Abstract:

Ten letters between a young woman living in Steubenville, Ohio, and a young man fighting for the Union Army in the Civil War.

creator

Lolie

Preferred Citation:

Letters from Lolie to a Union Soldier, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Allison Winston, 2008

Biographical/Historical note

Young woman, around fifteen, living in Steubenville, Ohio, during the Civil War

Scope and Contents note

Ten letters to “sample,” a friend and potential suitor who is evidently fighting in the Civil War as a Union soldier. “TSE Co. A 5th __” is written on the outside of one of the letters. The letters discuss news from home, dances and other social engagements, and hopes for his safe return home. She also describes a trip to Philadelphia, where she stayed at the American Hotel.

Letters from Lolie to a Union Soldier Box SC 0009 Folder 2161