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Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0561

Scope and Contents

This collection includes several letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband, Algernon Sydney Garnett, discussing, among other things, a trip to Tuscaloosa, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant, and his subsequent resignation. There is also a newspaper clipping of a March 24, 1892 notice reporting that Rebecca B. Scott purchased land in Washington, DC(?) from Henry Bradley for $20,000, as well as what looks to be a graduation picture of Alice Evelyn Scott.

Dates

  • 1850-1873

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Algernon Sydney Garnett served as professor of natural history at the University of Alabama from 1871 to 1874.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband Algernon Sydney Garnett, a professor at the University of Alabama, discussing, among other things, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors, and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, and a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant.

Provenance

Unknown

General

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Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
September 2010
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