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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Hope Murdock Letter MSS.3303

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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

March 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-08T13:35-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Hope Murdock Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.3303

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

between 1850 and 1880

Abstract:

Letter written by Hope Murdock of Utica, New York, to her nephew, James Smith, of Buffalo, New York.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Preferred Citation:

Hope Murdock Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter written by Hope Murdock of Utica, New York, to her nephew, James Smith, of Buffalo, New York. In the letter, she apologizes to Smith for troubling him with her affairs, explaining, "the parties concerned have concluded they were too young to make any engagements at present." She also tells him that she recently visited other family members and had good reports of everyone.

Biographical/Historical note

Hope Murdock was born in 1804 or 1805 in Connecticut or New York (the US Census records for 1850 and 1860 list New York while the 1880 Census gives Connecticut). She lived in Utica, New York, in the 1850s and 1860s.

Letter Box SC0066 Folder 3303.01