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Eleanor Drenth Dodson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4165

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written in the 1940s to Eleanor ("Ellie" or "Elly") Drenth Dodson of Portland, Oregon, and San Diego, California. The letters are primarily from her mother, Mabel Anderson Drenth, who lived in Fresno, California. There are also a few letters to Dodson from her sister Annabel Drenth, as well as two or three to her husband Peter. One of the letters to Peter is to announce the birth of a friend's "son and heir" and includes an Australian nickel to buy a cigar.

Dates

  • 1942-1946

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor ("Elly" or "Ellie") Drenth, youngest daughter of Ben and Mabel Anderson Drenth, was born on January 27, 1916, in Fresno, California. She married Roy E. ("Peter" or "Pete") Dodson in the early 1940s and had three sons: Howard, Donald, and Arthur. She died on January 26, 2001, one day before her eighty-fifth birthday.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters written in the 1940s to Eleanor ("Ellie" or "Elly") Drenth Dodson of Portland, Oregon, and San Diego, California, from her mother, Mabel Anderson Drenth, who lived in Fresno, California.

Provenance

Purcahsed from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2016

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2016

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Eleanor Drenth Dodson Letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2016
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