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Hildreth Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4117

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter from nephew Hildreth to his uncle with an unfavorable answer to a request for advice concerning a debt owed him by a former British vice consul to Mobile during the Civil War. He explains that Mr. Magee, the vice consul, is most likely insolvent and that he has left Mobile and is living with his daughter. Hildreth adds that if the war was over (he implies a Confederate victory) "our Govt would probably give him something to live on in the way of a consulate - but at present this is not probable."

Dates

  • 1864 February 4

Biographical / Historical

Hildreth was writing from Paris in 1864 where his business had taken him.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letter from nephew Hildreth to his uncle with an unfavorable answer to a request for advice concerning a debt owed him by a former British vice consul to Mobile during the Civil War.

Provenance

purchased from Benjamin Katz, 2015

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2015
Title
Guide to the Hildreth Letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 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

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