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Agur Castle Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0315

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This collection houses letters that Agur Castle's family and friends in England sent to him before and after his emigration to America. The vast majority of the correspondence was authored by Agur's brother David, then living in Stalybridge, England. Most of the letters discuss family business (including the deaths of numerous children and friends) and request news of relatives in the United States and Canada, but some mention a coal strike, English immigrants' impressions of America and the American Civil War, and European politics (including news of the Crimean War).

Dates

  • 1850 April 13-1863 April 26, 1877 April 20

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Abstract

This collection houses letters that Agur Castle's family and friends in England sent to him before and after his emigration to America. The vast majority of the correspondence was authored by Agur's brother David, then living in Stalybridge, England. Most of the letters discuss family business (including the deaths of numerous children and friends) and request news of relatives in the United States and Canada, but some mention a coal strike, English immigrants' impressions of America and the American Civil War, and European politics (including news of the Crimean War).

Biographical/Historical Note

Agur Castle was born to John and Sarah Castle in England in January of 1829. He had at least four siblings, including Jonathan, David, Andrew, and Hannah. In the 1850s, Agur Castle emigrated to the United States and eventually settled in Pennsylvania. He died in Upland, Pennsylvania on November 10, 1904 and is buried in the Upland Baptist Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

Mrs. Patrick H. Carman donated these letters to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library in February of 1964.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480