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Guide to the Letters to Emma Langham MSS.2182

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke and Jennifer Culley

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-20T14:56-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letters to Emma Langham

Unit ID:

MSS.2182

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (5 Letters)

Dates:

1851-1855

Abstract:

Letters written to Emma Langham of Columbia, Tennessee, from her brother and mother Martha Goodson, both of Richmond, Virginia. They discuss society issues including illnesses, deaths, and marriages.

creator

Goodson, Martha

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of five letters written to Emma Langham, four from her mother Martha Goodson and one from her brother. They all discuss society issues, including who has been ill, who is getting married, and other gossip about people she may know. Her brother discusses the illness of her their brother Edgar. Her mother writes later of his death. Letter from brother has an impression of a dove with an olive branch in its mouth in the top left corner.

Biographical/Historical note

Emma Langham of Columbia, Tennesse

Preferred Citation:

Letters to Emma Langham , W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Processing Information:

Processed by

Jennifer Culley, August 2008

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Letters to Emma Langham Box SC0013 Folder 2182.1