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Hugh A. Vantreese Papers, 1895-1907

 File — Box: 4257.016, Folder: 10

Scope and Contents

Letters from Hugh A. Vantreese to his wife Emma and children Rosa and Clyde in Jackson, Tennessee, while he was employed by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company in Mobile and Selma, Alabama. Hugh writes to Emma about trying to find work with decent pay, wishing he could be with his family, and notes to his children. Also included are notes from Hugh's children to their father with updates on local goings-on. There are three letters after Hugh's death from Hugh's brother W. A. Vantreese of New Decatur, Alabama, advising Emma to sue the railroad company for compensation after Hugh's death. There are other miscellaneous documents including invoices, receipts, and calling cards.


  • 1895-1907

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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.2157 Hugh A. Vantreese Papers


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266