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Title Papers
Creator Oates, William Alfred, 1878-1918
Description Letters (44) from William Alfred Oates to his wife Alva Oates, written from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi before and after their marriage. Oates writes of his affection for her, their future, her enrollment in school in Bowling Green, and his itinerary as a traveling salesman. Includes letters (21) to Alva Oates from friends and family after her husband's sudden death from peritonitis.
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1913
Year Range From 1913
Year Range To 1918
Other Number SC 2296
Subjects Courtship
Hamilton, OH
People Adsit, F. C.
Bailey, T. Liggett
Bass, Claude
Bell, Kate
Bell, Pierce
Blaine, Bonnie Emma (Oates), 1879-1958
Blaine, James Alexander, 1865-1932
Brown, Perle
Davis, Lura K.
Dickey, Joseph Stone, 1860-1921
Hale, Mary F., b. 1875
Hardin, E. B.
Johnson, E. E., b. 1882?
Martin, Alice, b. 1885?
Oates, Alva (Hale), b. 1896
Oates, Bessie
Oates, Bonnie Emma, b. 1879
Oates, Robert Nicholas, 1876-1966
Oates, Susan Ellen (Richardson), 1881-1968
Snider, Paul (Mrs.)
Wright, C. W.
Search Terms Anderson Tool Company (Hamilton, OH)
Bowling Green (Steamboat)
Bowling Green Business University
Bowling Green, KY
Calumet Baking Powder Company (Chicago, IL)
Hale family
Jamestown, KY
Oates family
Ohio River
Webb's Hotel (Bowling Green, KY)
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Catalog Number 2010.126.6
Dates of Creation 1913-1918
Caption William Alfred Oates and Alva Oates
Extent 1 folder. 65 items. Originals.
Number of Images 1