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William P. Abrams diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0005

Scope and Contents note

Diaries of travels from New Hampshire to Alabama; to Havana, Cuba; and to the midwestern United States. The majority of entries were written in Gainesville, Alabama.

Dates

  • 1839 - 1848

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical/Historical note

William Penn Abrams was born in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, in 1820. In 1839 he left New Hampshire and travelled to Boston, New York, Chicago, and then down the Mississippi River, finally settling in Gainesville, Alabama, where he worked at a sawmill. He returned to New Hampshire in 1842, where he married Sarah Phelps. The couple moved to Gainesville, where three of their children were born. They lived in Gainesville until the late 1840s, when they moved west, settling in Oregon. Conflicting sources date his death between 1851 and 1876.

Extent

0.03 Linear Feet (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Diaries of travels from New Hampshire to Alabama; to Havana, Cuba; and to the midwestern United States. The majority of entries were written in Gainesville, Alabama, where this New Hampshire native settled.

Provenance

Unknown
Title
Guide to the William P. Abrams diaries
Status
Completed
Date
May 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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