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Letters from Archie to Sarah and Brother

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2214

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two letters from Archie to an unnamed brother and one letter from Archie to his sister, Sarah. The two letters to the brother discuss farming, the school where Archie taught, a food purchasing trip to Montgomery, and the situation with boarders at Archie's home. The third letter addresses Archie's sorrow regarding the division of the family farm due to inheritance. He also discusses his family life. The third letter contains additional writing over the front of the letter, perhaps as an addendum.

Dates

  • 1860 - 1874

Language

English

Biographical/Historical note

Archie was a resident of Lower Peach Tree, Alabama. He had a brother (unnamed) and two sisters, Sarah and Mary. Their parents died not long before February 1874. He may have had a wife, Kate, and two children, Katie and Annie.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (3 letters)

Abstract

Collection consists of family correspondence between Archie and siblings. Discusses education, farming, and family matters.

Provenance

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2008

General

Related to Doy L. McCall Daybooks collection

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Processed by

James Gilbreath, September, 2008
Title
Guide to the Letters from Archie to Sarah and Brother
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
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

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500