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 File — Box: W0030.01

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection consists of typed transcripts of correspondence written by the extended Garner family between 1832 and 1886. Notable features include a sizable collection of letters written by W.W. Garner to his wife, Henrietta Humphry Garner and sister, Elvira Ellington. These letters, written between 1861 and 1864, document Garner's experiences serving in the Tenth Regiment, a home guard unit stationed in Arkansas. Garner’s letters also provide insight into the worsening economic conditions in the Confederacy during the war, addressing fluctuating currency rates and price changes. A smaller collection of letters documents the family’s life after the war. Most of the letters written after 1873 are written by Henrietta Garner and relay family news to her children. This collection also contains a small collection of poems written by Henrietta Garner between 1851 and 1859. An affidavit included with this collection states that this collection was compiled and typed by Dr. Alan G. Cazort and Ruth Huddleston, the daughter of W.W. Garner, in 1935.


  • 1832-1886

Conditions Governing Access



From the Collection: 0.2 Linear Feet

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