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M. Smith Letter

Identifier: MSS-2215

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter written by M. Smith to her aunt, Isabella McLauchlin. The letter discusses the current whereabouts and disposition of various family and laments the absence the a local Presbyterian preacher since the death of the last one. Smith mentions that one of her brothers had recently entered land in the Chickasaw purchase.


  • 1841-05-06

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Biographical / Historical

Smiths from Autaga County, Alabama


0.1 Linear Feet (1 letter)

Language of Materials



A letter from M. Smith in Autaga County, Alabama, to her aunt, Isabella McLauchlin, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The letter discusses current whereabouts and disposition of family members.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2008

Processing Information

Processed by James Gilbreath, September, 2008
Guide to M. Smith Letter
Finding aid created by James Gilbreath, October 2008.
October, 2008
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266