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Guide to the Grose Sisters Letters MSS.2165

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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

January 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-09T09:55-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Grose Sisters letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2165

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (Six letters)

Dates:

1865-1879

Abstract:

Contains six letters belonging to sisters Mollie Grose of Cincinnati and Maria Evaline Grose Byrn of New Albany, Indiana and later Byrnville, Indiana. The letters are from family and friends. They discuss death, injuries, daily life, and mention soldiers boarding trains to fight in Sherman's army.

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None

Access Restrictions:

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Biographical/Historical note

Mollie Grose lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and her sister Maria Evaline Grose Byrn lived in New Albany, Indiana and later Byrnville, Indiana. Emma Byrn was a school teacher in Harrison County, Indiana. Mr. Grose lived in Jackson, Tennessee.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains six letters from 1865-1879 between sisters Mollie Grose of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Maria Evaline Grose Byrn of New Albany, Indiana, and later Byrnville, Indiana, and their friends. Three of the letters are from Mollie to Maria Evaline. These letters discuss friends, marriage, weather, farming, visits, and "poor soldiers... going to Sherman's army." One letter is to Maria Evaline from a friend, Emma Byrn of Harrison County, Indiana. Emma's letter discusses marriage, friends, and a teaching position. A fifth letter written by Maria Evaline informs her nephews and nieces that her nephew Oliver has lost his arm in a Cane Mill accident. The last letter is to Maria Evaline from her brother Mr. Grose asking for information on friends and informing her that he has sent her some money.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Christen Robichaud, 2011

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wade Hall, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Grose Sisters letters, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Letters Box SC0014 Folder 2165.01