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Guide to the Thomas Mathews Letter MSS.2669

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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 2010-10-13T12:04-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Thomas Mathews Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2669

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1839 May 20

Abstract:

A letter from Thomas Mathews of England, to his friend, Robert John Black of Rushville, Fairfield County, Ohio, about his travels from England to America and about family left behind.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Thomas Mathews Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1839, Thomas Mathews embarked on a trip from Liverpool, England on March 29th to his brother's home in Columbus, Ohio. By May 20th, he was approaching Cincinnati aboard the Ohio River Steamer Malta.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Thomas Mathews of England, to his friend, Robert John Black of Rushville, Fairfield County, Ohio, from a steamer on the Ohio River, giving a detailed account of his travels to America and Black's family in England. Mathews also observes an American maxim for "man to mind himself."

Letter Box SC0030 Folder 2669.1