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Guide to the Calvin R. Daggett Letter MSS.2686

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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 2010-10-08T14:51-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Calvin R. Daggett Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2686

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1850 April 11

Abstract:

A letter from Calvin R. Daggett of Nashville, Tennessee, to Chandler Bradford of Turner, Maine, about his plans to travel west.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Calvin R. Daggett Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1850, Calvin R. Daggett was living in Nashville, Tennessee.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Calvin R. Daggett of Nashville, Tennessee, to Chandler Bradford of Turner, Maine. After receiving letters from his parents who have already gone west, Calvin decides to travel west, too. He mentions the profits to be had in land ownership in the west. He also tells Bradford to send him any "good, likely" girls that want to go to Wisconsin he would be happy to take them there and guaranteed they would be married in three weeks even "if I have to take one myself."

Letter Box SC0030 Folder 2686.1