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Guide to the Bettie Fort Letter MSS.2615

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

November 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-09-17T13:47-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Bettie Fort Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2615

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1874 July 4

Abstract:

Bettie Fort of Bolivar, Tennessee writes cousin Mrs. Aaron Thorp Dowagiac, Michigan, about her recent marriage and new life.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2009.

Preferred Citation:

Bettie Fort Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Scope and Contents note

Bettie Fort of Bolivar, Tennessee writes cousin Mrs. Aaron Thorp of Dowagiac, Michigan, about her recent marriage to her other cousin's widower. The letter also discusses Madgie (probably Bettie's daughter) and her progress at college in Florence, Alabama. She discusses crops, livestock, and other family news.

Biographical/Historical note

Bettie Fort of Bolivar, Tennessee, writes cousin Mrs. Aaron Thorp of Dowagiac, Michigan.

Bettie Fort Letter Box SC0029 Folder 2615.1