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Guide to the Herbert D. Palmer Letter MSS.2513

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Finding aid prepared by Amanda Haldy

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

September 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-18T10:49-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Herbert D. Palmer Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2513

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 Letter, 1 Envelope)

Dates:

1940 September 22

Abstract:

Herbert D. Palmer of Cleveland, Ohio, reminisces on his deceased daughter, Frances. He recounts to her friends, the recipients, Hart and May Lou Speiden of Louisville, Kentucky, the efforts to memorialize Frances through her personal writings. A second portion of the letter contains a philosophical discussion of war, with references to German aggression.

Scope and Contents note

Contains a parent’s reminiscence on a deceased daughter, Frances, and efforts to memorialize her through her personal writings. A second portion of the letter contains a philosophical discussion of war, with references to German aggression. The letter is written to friends of Frances.

Biographical/Historical note

The writer, Herbert D. Palmer, lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and writes to his deceased daughter's friends, Hart and Mary Lou Speiden, who live in Louisville, Kentucky. There are also references to World War II, mostly of a philosophical nature.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Herbert D. Palmer Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Amanda Haldy, 2009

Herbert D. Palmer Letter Box SC0024 Folder 2513.01