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Eborn and Peteet Families papers

 Collection — Box: 3154
Identifier: MSS-0469

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of ten letters, written by Benjamin F. Eborn between 1884 and 1885 to his sweetheart (later his wife), Corinne Peteet Eborn. There are also letters to Corinne from various family members, including her father, W.Y. Peteet, mother-in-law, Bettie Eborn, and her sister, Mary P. Jones as well as a wedding invitation for Mary Peteet’s marriage to Rufus Munroe Jones. There is a letter to Edith from a friend and two miscellaneous letters addressed to “Bro & Sister” and “Mama & Sister.” There are also six “report cards” for Corinne from Livingston Female Academy from 1879 through 1884. There are also five coupon books, issued to Estelle Eborn in 1955 for use in the Bryce Hospital commissary.

Dates

  • 1879-1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

Corinne (Corine) Peteet was born in Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama in November 1866. She attended the Livingston Female Academy from 1879 through 1884 . She married Benjamin F. Eborn on 21 March 1885 from her parents’ home in Livingston, Alabama. The couple lived in the Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama area and had four daughters: Edith C. (1887–); Mary L. (1890–); Estelle (1893–); and Lela M. (1894–). Benjamin, born in 1859, died on 20 December 1945.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (30 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters, written by Benjamin F. Eborn between 1884 and 1885 to his sweetheart (later his wife), Corinne Peteet Eborn. There are also other letters to Corinne from various family members, including her father, W.Y. Peteet, mother-in-law, Bettie Eborn, and her sister, Mary P. Jones.

Provenance

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1990

General

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Processed by

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2009, 2013
Title
Guide to the Eborn and Peteet Families papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2009
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:
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