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Octavia Walton Le Vert letter MSS.2758

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

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Collection Title:

Octavia Walton Le Vert letter and clipping

Unit ID:

MSS.2758

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

probably 1858 October 20

Abstract:

Contains one letter written by this Mobile, Alabama, socialite to Mr. Meek in response to his letter regarding her book, Souvenirs of Travel. The recipient is most likely Benjamin Meek, a professor at The University of Alabama. Also includes a clipping from the Tuscaloosa News about Le Vert

Biographical/Historical note

Octavia Walton Le Vert, 1810-1877, was born in Georgia and as a child moved to Pensacola, Florida, and later to Mobile, Alabama. She married a physician, Henry Le Vert, in Mobile. Both before and after her marriage she travelled extensively in the U.S. and in Europe and was acquainted with with writers and political leaders, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and Queen Victoria. In 1857 she wrote Souvenirs of Travel, which described her trip to Europe.

Acquisition Information:

Found in Souvenirs of Travel, from Professor B. Fidler

Preferred Citation:

Octavia Walton Le Vert Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Donnelly Lancaster Walton, August 2010

Scope and Contents note

Contains one letter written by this Mobile, Alabama, socialite to Mr. Meek in response to his letter regarding her book, Souvenirs of Travel. The recipient is most likely Benjamin Meek, a professor at The University of Alabama. Also includes a clipping from the Tuscaloosa News about Le Vert

Le Vert letter and clipping Box SC0038 Folder 2758.01