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Elizabeth Clitherall letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0320

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter written by Clitherall, dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to cousin her Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments. Included is a note by the transcriber, Walter Burgwyn Jones.

Dates

  • 1863 July 30

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall (1784-1863) was a plantation owner's wife and school teacher who lived in Belleville and Walterboro, South Carolina, at Thornbury Plantation in North Carolina, and in Greensboro, Tuscaloosa, and Mobile, Alabama. Her husband George Campbell Clitherall (d. 1829) was a planter and physician. The couple had six children: (1) Eliza Inglis Clitherall Moore (1802-1886); (2) Harriet A. Clitherall Spotts (1808-1834); (3) George Bush Burgwin Clitherall (1814-1889); (4) Frances King Clitherall Battle (1817-1849); (5) Madeleine Clitherall Battle (b. 1818); and (6) Alexander Baron Clitherall (1820-1869). She was the daughter of John Burgwin (fl. 1751-1800) and Eliza Bush Burgwin (d. 1787) of the Hermitage near Wilmington, North Carolina.

Extent

0.015 Linear Feet (1 item; typescript copy)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Letter dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to her cousin Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments

Provenance

Gift of Walter Burgwyn Jones, 1945

General

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Processed by

unknown; updated by R. Rumstay, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Elizabeth Clitherall letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
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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