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Guide to the Marcia Cassady Letters MSS.2644


Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack


University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266

September 2010


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Collection Title:

Marcia Cassady Letters

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama


0.1 Linear feet




Marcia Cassady writes to her mother, Anna, from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. She details the exhibits. Later C.A. Smith writes to Marcia about the vegetation of Florida where he vacations. He also mentions the Ohio floods.

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Lydia Wommack, 2009.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

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Marcia Cassady Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Marcia Cassady lives in Cleves, Ohio. ers from C.A. Smith in White Springs, Florida. Marcia also writes to her mother, Anna Cassady from a trip to St. Louis, Missouri to see the 1904 World's Fair. The letters span from 1904 to 1908.

Scope and Contents note

Marcia Cassady details the exhibits of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair in a letter to her mother, Anna. Exhibits and shows included the native Philippines, Native American Reservation, Cajun Village, Jerusalem, Ireland, and Japan. She briefly compares the St. Louis World’s Fair to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. In the letters to Marcia Cassady, C.A. Smith writes of the wildlife of Florida and the Gulf Coast including natural vegetation, fishing, and crabbing. He also mentions the Ohio floods that are very near Marcia’s home of Cleves, Ohio, and suggests a trip to Atlantic City. Letters are written on hotel stationery of the Bradford and DeVille. The collection contains seven letters.

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Marcia Cassady Letters Box SC0029 Folder 2644.1