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Guide to the Jesse Boulton Letter MSS.3027

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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

October 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T13:32-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Jesse Boulton Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.3027

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1846 March 1

Abstract:

A letter written by Jesse Boulton in Boone County, Missouri, to his parents in Dover, Kentucky, telling them his wife, Mary died of bronchitis after being ill with typhoid fever, leaving him with two small children, Mary Alice and David Rice.

Biographical/Historical note

In 1846, Jesse Boulton lived in Boone County, Missouri. In March of that year his wife, Mary, died of bronchitis after being ill with typhoid fever, leaving him with two small children, Mary Alice and David Rice.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Jesse Boulton Letter, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a letter written by Jesse Boulton in Boone County, Missouri, to his parents in Dover, Kentucky, telling them his wife, Mary died of bronchitis after being ill with typhoid fever, leaving him with two small children, Mary Alice and David Rice. His letter implies that not only his wife, but another daughter and son, Mary Eliza and Edwin, also died. Jesse also states that a negro woman he hired after his wife was first taken ill, also died of typhoid fever as did one of her sons.

Jesse Boulton Letter Box SC0041 Folder 3027.1