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Guide to the letter from Mary to Elisha Conklin MSS.2596

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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

September 2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter from Mary to Elisha Conklin

Unit ID:

MSS.2596

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.5 Linear feet (1 letter, 1 envelope)

Dates:

circa 1855 March 12

Abstract:

Mary in New York wrote to brother Elisha Conklin of Cayuga, New York, requesting a family visit and detailing their friends' or family members' travel to California, possibly during the Gold Rush.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2009.

Preferred Citation:

Letter from Mary to Elisha Conklin, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Biographical/Historical note

Mary in New York (possibly Harrison) writes to brother Elisha Conklin of Cayuga, New York

Scope and Contents note

Mary in New York wrote to brother Elisha Conklin in Cayuga, New York, requesting a family visit as their sister would soon leave on a long journey. Their sister might have been traveling to California, but the letter is unclear. She also wrote about their family members' or friends' recent departure aboard the Baltic to California. The letter was dated March 12 without a year, but it might have been written at the end of the Gold Rush based on the contents of the letter. The postage stamp on the envelope is a 3-cent stamp introduced in 1853.

Letter from Mary to Elisha Conklin Box SC0029 Folder 2596.1