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Guide to the J.E. Burnham Letters MSS.2573

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Martha Bace

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

October 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-10-29T11:08-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

J.E. Burnham letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2573

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1889

Abstract:

Two letters from J.E. Burnham, writing from New York City, New York, to his wife in Saco, Maine, in October and November 1889.

Preferred Citation:

J.E. Burnham Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2009

Scope and Contents note

The collections contains two letters, written by J.E. Burnham in New York City, to his wife in Saco, Maine on October 29, 1889 and November 11, 1889. The first letter tells her that the doctor holds out no hope for his mother and he expresses how much he wishes she (his wife) were there to support him. The second letter is written after his mother's death, and expreseses how sad he is and how ill he is. He asks after his mother-in-law, and tells that he received a letter from a friend in New Orleans sending "love to my Dear Mother not knowing she was gone. Oh sad. Sad sad." He again tells her how much he misses her.

J.E. Burnham Letters Box SC0026 Folder 2573.01