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Guide to the Letter to Edward B. Ambler MSS.2874

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Finding aid prepared by Lydia Wommack

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
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September 2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter to Edward B. Ambler

Unit ID:

MSS.2874

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

2 August 1886

Abstract:

Edward B. Ambler of Cool Spring, Virginia receives a letter from his cousin, G. D. H. of Richmond, Virginia describing an ancestor's experience in 1750s Williamsburg and Philadelphia.

Preferred Citation:

Letter to Edward B. Ambler, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1886, Edward B. Ambler was a resident of Cool Spring, Virginia.

Scope and Contents note

Edward B. Ambler receives a letter from his cousin, G. D. H. about his health. G. D. H. also describes family history he has recently discovered in the form of letters and journals. One ancestor, Daniel Fisher, wrote of his voyage from London to America in 1750 and his time as a merchant in Williamsburg. Later this ancestor traveled to Philadelphia and spent some time in the printing office of Benjamin Franklin. G. D. H. expresses an interest in publishing the journal.

Letter Box SC0035 Folder 2874.1

Letter from G. D. H., Richmond, Virginia, to cousin, Edward B. Ambler, Cool Springs, Virginia, August 2, 1886 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/35519