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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Letter from Mother to Daughter MSS.3041

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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

November 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-07T11:48-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter from Mother to Daughter

Unit ID:

MSS.3041

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

1860s

Abstract:

Letter from a mother to her daughter, updating her on family and friends.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall

Processing Information:

Processed by

John C. Harris, 2010

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from a mother to her daughter, updating her on family life. She mentions that the sister of an old friend was visiting in the area and had been sick with fever and ague, had three teeth pulled. In the night she began to bled where the teeth had been and as they could not stop the bleeding, she bled to death. The back page of the letter is in a different hand-writing, but the name at the end is illegible. The writer is a female - probably a sister to the recipient of the letter as she says "Ma says I had better fill this up..." This writer also states that she is planning to go to a social later that week.

Preferred Citation:

Letter from Mother to Daughter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Letter Box SC0054 Folder 3041.01