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M. M. Ord Letters, 1856 January 31

 File — Box: 4257.023, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

Letters to Molly M. Ord of San Fransico, California, one signed "G. E. Ord," the other "Bro. Marcy." One addresses the recipient as "Molly," the other as "Mollie." Annotation identifies "Molly/Mollie" as the wife of Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), US Army officer, who was in California at the time these letters were written. The identification may be accurate; Ord married Mary Mercer Thompson, daughter of a prominent San Francisco lawyer, and one of the letters does make reference to "having dined at Judge Thompson's" and "meeting you and Eddy" [presumably E.O.C. Ord], but one of the letters is very clearly addressed to Miss, rather than Mrs., M. M. Ord, casting some doubt on the annotation's accuracy. The letters chiefly discuss family matters; one contains an ink rendering of a woman's face in profile.


  • 1856 January 31

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From the Collection: 15.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Formerly MSS.1730 M. M. Ord Letters

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266