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Guide to the Letters to D. P. and Hattie Seaman MSS.2261

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Finding aid prepared by Christen Robichaud

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

October 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-21T15:10-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letters to D. P. and Hattie Seaman

Unit ID:

MSS.2261

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (Two letters)

Dates:

1887; 1905

Abstract:

One letter addressed to Hattie Seaman in Bradbury, Illinois, and another addressed to D. P. Seaman in Toledo, Ohio. The letters are from friends and family; they give updates on their lives and request visits from the Seamans.

Scope and Contents note

One letter addressed to Hattie Seaman in Bradbury, Illinois, and another addressed to D. P. Seaman in Toledo, Ohio. The letter to Hattie, from Lou, contains a small piece of red knit lace, a sample of blue fabric, and a note. Lou gives updates on family/friends, how much their corn and hogs sold for, daily life, and asks for an opinion on Hattie's new preacher. The letter to D. P. Seaman is actually written to "Grandpa & ma." D. P. Seaman's letter contains two pressed flowers and messages from his daughter and grandaughter. Their grandaughter, Stella Knight, writes about going to the circus, her mother's health, being home from school, and requests a visit from her grandparents. Their daughter, N. Z. K., adds a letter addressed to her mother and gives updates on her health, chickens, bees, garden, and other aspects of daily life; she also requests a visit from her parents and updates on family/friends.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Access Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

Letters to D. P. and Hattie Seaman, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Hattie Seaman lived in Bradbury, Illinois in 1887. D. P. Seaman lived in Toledo, Ohio in 1905.

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Processing Information note

Processed by Christen Robichaud, 2010

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Letters to D. P. and Hattie Seaman Box SC0044 Folder 2261.01