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Guide to the New England Almanac Fragment MSS.3130

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Finding aid prepared by James N. Gilbreath

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 2010-11-16T14:00-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

New England Almanac Fragment

Unit ID:

MSS.3130

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1803

Abstract:

Several pages from a New England almanac printed in 1803.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Biographical/Historical note

"The Way to Wealth," which is present in this fragment, was written by Benjamin Franklin and first appeared in Poor Richard's Almanac in 1758.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains fourteen pages from a New England almanac for 1803. Present are a reprint of the 1758 essay, "The Way to Wealth," by Benjamin Franklin, as well as recipes, poetry, road lengths, monthly lunar calendars with weather forecast, and dates for the supreme courts in the New England states. Marginalia stating "G. Wilbur (?) was born 6th of April 180(torn page corner)."

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None

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Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, October, 2010

Preferred Citation:

New England Almanac Fragment, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Fragment Box SC0052 Folder 3130.1