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James P. Wickersham letter and biographical sketch

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS373f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a letter from James P. Wickersham on July 17, 1881 to his wife Emerine written during a train ride to Atlanta from Pennsylvania. He wrote that the trip took 34 hours, including a 5 or 6 hour delay because of engine failure. He speaks of Atlanta as "beautiful and thrifty" compared to the city as he saw it in 1866 as it lay in ruins.

Dates

  • 1881, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

James P. Wickersham was a superintendent of public schools in Pennsylvania and established the normal school system there.

Extent

1 folder(s)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1941
Title
James P. Wickersham letter and biographical sketch
Author
Paul Crater
Date
March 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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