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Henry McCalley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1054

This collection contains a letter written by geologist Henry McCalley to his brother William dated Pleasant View, August 29. The letter details McCalley's travels from Memphis, Tennessee down the Mississippi River and then from New Orleans, Louisiana to eastern Texas. He describes in detail his stays in the cities of Galveston, Victoria, and Goliad, Texas.

Dates

  • undated

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains a letter written by geologist Henry McCalley to his brother William dated Pleasant View, August 29. The letter details McCalley's travels from Memphis, Tennessee down the Mississippi River and then from New Orleans, Louisiana to eastern Texas. He describes in detail his stays in the cities of Galveston, Victoria, and Goliad, Texas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry McCalley was born on February 11, 1852 in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1876. In the summer of 1877, McCalley became a volunteer assistant for the Geological Survey of Alabama; the following year, McCalley joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama, where he stayed until 1883 while continuing to serve as a volunteer assistant for the Geological Survey. His research focused on the river valleys of the state, especially the Tennessee River Valley in northern Alabama. McCalley died of pneumonia on November 21, 1904.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in June of 1980.

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