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Guide to the Amelia Bean Letter MSS.2665

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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

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Amelia Bean Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2665

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1960 September 6

Abstract:

A letter from Western American author, Amelia Bean in Riverside, California, replying to a fan's, Robert L. Hickman of New York, New York, letter about the 1958 publication of Bean's "The Fancher Train," which is a fictional account of an historical event, the Mountain Meadow massacre by Mormons in Utah.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Amelia Bean Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a letter from Western American author, Amelia Bean in Riverside, California, replying to a fan's, Robert L. Hickman of New York, New York, letter about the 1958 publication of Bean's "The Fancher Train," which is a fictional account of an historical event, the Mountain Meadow massacre by Mormons in Utah. Bean recommends a few books if Hickman wants to pursue the subject, and also commends her on questioning her Mormon elders.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1958, Western American author, Amelia Bean, published The Fancher Train, a book about the Mountain Meadows massacre. The book also won the 1958 Spur Award, given each year by the Western Writers of America for the best western historical novel. Bean also published The Vengence Trail (1958), The Feud (1960), and Time for Outrage (1967).

Letter Box SC0029 Folder 2665.1