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Guide to the Southern Famine Relief Commission Records
1867-1868 (bulk 1867)
  MS 2430

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 12, 2014
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Letter Books and Letter Register

Scope and Contents note

Two bound volumes provide copies of letters one, of those sent by the Commissions General Agent, John Bowne, and the other, Corresponding Secretary, Edward Bright. Each volume is arranged chronologically but has an alphabetical index of addressees. Many of the letters in the volume of Bowne letters are difficult to read due to fading of the ink.

A third volume lists letters received from January 22 through July 30, 1867. For each letter, the senders name and address, date sent, summary of contents and disposition are outlined. This volume identifies a large number of the unbound letters contained in Series I although there are items in the list that are not among the letters and many letters that are not reflected on the list.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: [9] Letter Book (Bowne)
1867 Feb. 18-Dec. 31
Volume: [10] Letter Book (Bright)
1867 Feb. 2-Sept. 6
Volume: [11] Letters Received 1867 Famine Relief Commission
1867 Feb. 13-July 26

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