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Andrew Lipscomb Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1818

Scope and Contents note

In this letter, Andrew A. Lipscomb replies to the 19th-century historian, Benson J. Lossing, after Lossing presumably requested research assistance from Lipscomb. The letter was written shortly after Lipscomb became president of the University of Georgia and contains overt references to the contemporary political divisions between the North and South.

Dates

  • 1861 March 18

Biographical/Historical note

Andrew Lipscomb was born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in 1816. He became a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church. In 1849 he founded Metropolitan Institute for Young Ladies in Montgomery, Alabama, and in 1856, became president of Tuskegee Female College. He accepted the position of president post at the University of Georgia in 1860. After leaving the University, he taught briefly at Vanderbilt and returned to Athens where he wrote and lectured until his death in 1890.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Includes one letter written by Andrew A. Lipscomb, president of the University of Georgia, to Benson J. Lossing and contains overt references to the contemporary political divisions between the North and South.

Provenance

purchase, 2006

Processed by

John McIlwain, 2007
Title
Guide to the Andrew Lipscomb Letter
Status
Completed
Author
John McIlwain
Date
March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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