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Envelope with Rhyme about Elias Zeller, 1869 August 8

 File — Box: 4265.001, Folder: 4

Scope and Contents

This file contains an empty envelope with a poem written on the outside. The poem begins: "P. M. this letter's for a 'feller' / Well known at home, Elias Zeller," and says, "I know a 'devil' communicates with him quite often." The poem ends: "For the 'Oxford Citizen' - please note it, / Just reads as though the 'devil' wrote it." The bottom of the envelope reads: Oxford, Butler County, Ohio. The envelope also bears a Locust Grove postmark dated August 18, and a three-cent stamp featuring a picture of a locomotive.

Dates

  • 1869 August 8

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to portions of this collection has been restricted by Archives and Special Collections in order to preserve the original materials. Contact University Libraries Special Collections at archives@ua.edu or 205.348.0500 for information on access to the restricted portions of this collection.

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Extent

From the Collection: 3.8 Linear Feet

General

Formerly MSS.2667, Elias Zeller Envelope

Local Identifier

u0003_0002667

Processing Information

Originally processed by Lydia Wommack, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
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