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Guide to the Milo Todd Letter MSS.2709

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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

March 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T16:27-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Milo Todd Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2709

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1857 June 22

Abstract:

A letter from Milo Todd, of Northford, Connecticut, to his friend, John Douglass Fowler, of Bristol, Wisconsin, about crops, the end of the world, and "Western Fever."

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Preferred Citation:

Milo Todd Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1857, Milo Todd was a resident of Northford, Connecticut.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Milo Todd of Northford, Connecticut, to his friend, John Douglass Fowler of Bristol, Wisconsin, telling him about the wet weather and crop expectations. He also mentions a comet that was predicted to hit the earth and the alarm that resulted from the 'end-of-the-world' prophecies. Todd expresses his temporary "Western Fever" and interest in leaving Connecticut.

Milo Todd Letter Box SC0030 Folder 2709.1