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Guide to the Letter Fragment from Melinda to her sister MSS.3159

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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

January 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-06T15:24-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Letter Fragment from Melinda to her sister

Unit ID:

MSS.3159

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

After August 1857

Abstract:

A letter fragment from Melinda to her sister discussing various friends and family, as well as the 1857 economic depression caused by the failure of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Preferred Citation:

Letter Fragment from Melinda to her sister, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter fragment from Melinda to her sister discussing the 1857 economic depression caused by the failure of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company. The fragment begins with the description of how "he" (a friend or family member) lost $5,000 when Ohio Life collapsed. Melinda goes on to name several friends who had recently married, including one who married a man who was "in pursuit of a wife."

Letter fragment Box SC0054 Folder 3159.01