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Guide to the Elias Zeller Envelope MSS.2667

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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

February 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-13T14:52-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Elias Zeller Envelope

Unit ID:

MSS.2667

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1898 August 18

Abstract:

An empty envelope with a poem written on the outside by the "Oxford Citizen" of Oxford, Butler County, Ohio.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Elias Zeller Envelope, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

From the poem, one could infer that Elias Zeller was a resident of Locust Grove, Adams County, Ohio in 1898.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a poem written on the outside of an empty envelope. The envelope is from the "Oxford Citizen" of Oxford, Ohio, cryptically addressed to Elias Zeller, care of the Post Master. The poem begins to the Post Master saying that the "letter is for a 'feller,' Well known at home, Elias Zeller." The envelope also has a Locust Grove postmark and a three cent stamp.

Envelope Box SC0030 Folder 2667.1