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Guide to the F. A. Davis Letter MSS.2690

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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 2010-10-08T11:24-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

F. A. Davis Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2690

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1865 January 29

Abstract:

A letter from F. A. Davis to his brother and sister about friends at home and panning for gold in Oregon.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

F. A. Davis Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

IN 1865, F. A. Davis was panning for gold in Josephine, Oregon.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from F. A. Davis who is panning for gold in Josephine, Oregon, to his brother and sister. Davis mentions that he is ground sluicing - and will continue to for another month or so - before knowing how his claim will pay. He tells them that he had been ill two years before, but that he is much better now. He also says that he receives the war news weekly from the newspapers and that he is sending them two copies of a new photograph he had taken in Jacksonville.

Letter Box SC0030 Folder 2690.1