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Alexis E. Marshall papers

Alexis E. Marshall papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alexis E. Marshall papers
Creator: Marshall, Alexis E.
Inclusive Dates: 1844-1848
Language(s): English
Extent: 6 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1410
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edwin F. Watson of Boston developed a method of shorthand.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written in shorthand developed by Andrews and Watson of Boston. At first, these letters appear extremely exotic. Once accustomed to the form, however, they become readable. The first letter of 11 June 1844 is from Edwin F. Watson to "Rev. E.A. Marshall" [Alexis E. Marshall] and explains the setting up of the shorthand system, its peculiarities, and its usefulness. It is primarily in familiar cursive. The remainder of the letters, though, are in shorthand. All are to Marshall from Watson or are in Marshall's hand. Most are addressed to him in Eatonton and Penfield, Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexis E. Marshall papers, ms1410. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Marshall, Alexis E. -- Correspondence
Watson, Edwin F. -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1844
12Letters, 1845
13Letters, 1846
14Letters, 1847
15Letters, 1848
16Letters, undated