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Guide to the Alexander Hicks Letters MSS.3368

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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

April 2011

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English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Alexander Hicks Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.3368

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (3 letters)

Dates:

1866

Abstract:

The Alexander Hicks Letters contain three letters written probably during or shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Hicks writes that he is in reasonably good health, his company of soldiers has an abundance of clothes and food, and hopes to return home soon. One letter, written from Hicks' sister, begs to know if he is dead or alive.

Preferred Citation:

Alexander Hicks Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Processing Information note

Processed by Erin Schmidt 2011

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None

Provenance

Gift of Wade Hall 2008

Scope and Contents note

The Alexander Hicks Letters contain three letters written probably during or shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Two letters are written from Alexander Hicks to his "Dear Mother," Mrs. Dicy Hicks, and are dated April 24, 1866, and June 30, 1866. The April 24th letter was written from Washington, D. C. and the June 30th letter was written from Fort Carroll, Maryland. Hicks writes that he is in reasonably good health, his company of soldiers has an abundance of clothes and food, and hopes to return home soon.

In the April 24th letter, he instructs his mother that she should take Charly's children to an agent of the Freedman's Bureau, state the case to him, and get his advice.

The third, undated, letter is written from Elizabeth Hicks, of Louisville, Kentucky, Alexander's sister, and begs to know whether he is dead or alive. The letter informs Alexander that their mother died on the last 8th of April and exhorts him to send the family news of his condition.

Alexander Hicks Letters Box SC0069 Folder 3368.01