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Collection Number: 05358-z

Collection Title: William O. Webb Letters, 1836-1837

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Size 4 items
Abstract William O. Webb worked as a carpenter in Columbus, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., in 1836 and 1837 while Captain John Overstreet, recipient of the letters, lived in Norfolk, Va. The collection contains four letters, April 1836-April 1837, from William O. Webb, a carpenter in Columbus, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., to Captain John Overstreet of Norfolk, Va. Topics include the cost of slaves in Vicksburg, Miss., and Mobile, Ala.; land speculation, crops, and slavery in the Deep South; feelings towards northerners vacationing in the South; wages for carpenters; and daily happenings in Columbus, Miss., and Mobile, Ala.
Creator Webb, William O.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William O. Webb Letters #5358-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Historical Collectible Auctions, Burlington, N.C., in October 2007 (Acc. 100783)
Sensitive Materials Statement
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William O. Webb worked as a carpenter in Columbus, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., in 1836 and 1837 while Captain John Overstreet, recipient of the letters, lived in Norfolk, Va.

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The collection contains four letters, April 1836-April 1837, from William O. Webb, a carpenter in Columbus, Miss., and Mobile, Ala., to Captain John Overstreet of Norfolk, Va. Topics include the cost of slaves in Vicksburg, Miss., and Mobile; land speculation, crops, and slavery in the Deep South; feelings towards northerners vacationing in the South; wages for carpenters; and daily happenings in Columbus and Mobile.

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Contents list

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4 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

Letters, 1836-1837 #05358-z, Series: "Letters, 1836-1837." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amy Roberson, January 2008

Encoded by: Amy Roberson, January 2008

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