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Guide to the S.B. Russy Letter MSS.2660

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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

February 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-09-29T15:18-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

S.B. Russy Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2660

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1835

Abstract:

Written to her brother R.D. Robbins in Andover, Massachusetts, Russy's letter details her garden of lilies and plans for pomegranate and guava trees in the future. She also tells a scandalous story about a mutual acquaintance from home whose daughter eloped with a "Dutchman" at the age of 18.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

S.B. Russy Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

Written to her brother R.D. Robbins in Andover, Massachusetts, Russy's letter details her garden of lilies and plans for pomegranate and guava trees in the future. She also tells a scandalous story about a mutual acquaintance from home whose daughter eloped with a "Dutchman" at the age of 18.

The author's handwriting makes the letter very difficult to read. The letter appears to be dated September 7, 1835, but two postmarks are for May and June or July.

Access Restrictions:

none

S.B. Russy Letter Box SC0029 Folder 2660.1