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Letters, 1859 - 1904

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0723.1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection consists of six letters dated between July 20, 1859 and December 21, 1904.

Two are typewritten copies of letters from Caleb Huse, Lieutenant U.S. Army at West Point, New York, to Mason Graham, Esquire. The first, dated July 20, 1859, requests information on the cost of living and healthiness of Alexandria, Louisiana, where Huse had applied for the position of superintendent of the Louisiana State University there. The second is dated August 25, 1859 and requests the return of his testimonial letters for the position in Louisiana since it had already been filled. [The originals of these letters are in the “David F. Boyd Papers,” located in the Department of Archives, Louisiana State University.]

There is one holograph letter dated 16 September 1904, from Highland Falls, New York, to Mary Benagh Philips in Columbus, Georgia, transmitting and discussing his “little pamphlet," "The Supplies for the Confederate Army, How They Were Obtained in Europe and How Paid For. Personal Reminiscences and Unpublished History," published in Boston by R. Marvin & Son, 1904.

There are two typed letters, dated December 12 and 21, 1904, from Thomas M. Owen, Director, Alabama State Department of Archives and History, asking for Huse's reminiscences of the University of Alabama in 1860–1861; and one holograph letter, dated December 16, 1904 from Huse to Owens about the request.


  • 1859 - 1904


From the Collection: 0.1 Linear Feet (6 items)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266