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Guide to the John Steiner Letters, RG 184

Listed by:  CJD & MTO
Date:  2-2-71 & 3-28-01


Date Span:  1863-1899

Size of Collection: 4 items + photocopies

Biographical Sketch:  John Steiner's family owned these documents, probably passed down from nineteenth century ancestors.

Scope / Content:  Three letters plus one promissory note.  One letter describes Battle of Chickamauga.


October 2, 1863:  From Unsigned [son of Bryce Wilson], Camp Near Chattanooga to "Dear Father," Mr. Bryce Wilson, Russellville, Ala.  Letter torn and taped, w/ missing pieces. 4 pages.  Describes Battle of Chickamauga.

January 28, 1870:  From J[ms.] S. Hill, Baltimore, Md., to "Dear Friend" [in Russellville, AL].  4 small pages, well preserved.  Describes Christmas holiday visit to Washington, DC, w/ sister of "one of the students," and compares life in Baltimore w/ that in Russellville.

October 7, 1898:  Promissory note from J. W. Landers to A. J. Avery to sublease "a certain tract of farming land . . . known as Baba rents" during 1899, for $150.  Tax stamps, witnessed.

October 10, n.d.:  From M. S. to "Dearest Lucy," Russellville, Ala.  Trite assurances of friendship and overblown clichés of advice.


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