Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2296. 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.
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Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Oates, William Alfred, 1878-1918 (SC 2296)" (2010). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 1399.