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Guide to the Edith Towne Letter MSS.2330

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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

February 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-19T14:49-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Edith Towne Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2330

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (one letter and envelope)

Dates:

1939 February 2

Abstract:

Letter from Edith Towne of Berlin, Germany to Randy (Mrs. Peter) Merriman about sending a birthday gift for a mutual friend.

Scope and Contents note

Contains one letter and envelope written to Mrs. Peter Merriman (Randy) by Mrs. Walter J. Towne (Edith) from Berlin, Germany.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Marth Bace, 2010

Acquisition Information:

donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Biographical/Historical note

In 1939, Edith Towne (Mrs. Walter J.) lived in Berlin, Germany.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Edith (Mrs. Walter J.) Towne of Berlin, Germany to Randy (Mrs. Peter) Merriman of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Edith is apparently on an extended trip to Germany as she says that she has sent in her church contribution covering April 1-July 1. She also asks Randy to purchase some candy or flowers for a mutual friend's birthday. She ends by saying that she is going to the opera to hear Albert Lortzing's Zar und Zimmermann featuring Heinrich Schlusnus (the "best baritone in Berlin") as the Czar.

Letter Box SC0010 Folder 2330.01