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Guide to the Augustus and Nelia Merriman Letters MSS.3270

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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

May 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-05-31T16:02-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Augustus and Nelia Merriman Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.3270

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (six letters, four envelopes)

Dates:

1894-1900

Abstract:

The collection contains six letters sent to and from Augustus Merriman and his wife Nelia, of Harpswell, Maine. Most letters, written to Nelia by various relatives, discuss family news and gossip, and two letters are from Augustus to Nelia.

Access Restrictions:

none

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Augustus and Nelia Merriman Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Kendal Spires, 2011

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains letters to and from Augustus and Nelia Merriman. Four letters were written to Nelia from her friend Isabel, cousins Ada M. and Hattie Rideout, and her mother. These letters talked mainly of family news and the couple's children. One letter is from Augustus to Nelia, telling her of happenings on the farm since her departure on a trip to Auburn, Maine. In another brief letter he mentions that he is enclosing a letter from Hattie, which is also in the collection.

Biographical/Historical note

Augustus and Cornelia (Nelia) Merriman lived on a farm in Harpswell, Maine. They had at least two children.

Augustus and Nelia Merriman Letters Box SC0065 Folder 3270.01