Virginia Seidel Letter

MC 2404

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Seidel, Virginia
Virginia Seidel Letter
Inclusive Dates
MC 2404
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Handwritten letter, on bark, from Virginia Seidel to Almyra Love.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Use Restrictions Apply: Due to fragility of original document, letter may not be fully unfolded.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Virginia Seidel Letter was donated to the Special Collections Department by Fran Morlan of Oceano, California, in December 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in July 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Virginia Seidel Letter (MC 2404), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Additional information about Virginia Seidel is not currently known.

Almyra Love, to whom the letter was written, was an Arkansas birdwatcher and author of the "Ozark Nature Notes" column for the Washington Observer. She was born July 19, 1894, to Adolph and Mary Barbara Dameier. She grew up and went to school in Illinois before moving to Oklahoma with her husband, Wray Love; the Loves moved to Washington County, Arkansas, in 1962. Love passed away December 4, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten letter, on bark, from Virginia Seidel to Almyra Love, offering life updates and proposing that they travel together, as well as discussing her harvesting of the bark for stationery. Due to the brittleness of the original letter, a transcription of the letter has been created for researcher use.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10

Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10 Folder MC 2404

Letter from Virginia Seidel to Almyra Love, September 22, 1931


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