Alexis E. Marshall papers

Alexis E. Marshall papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Marshall, Alexis E.
Title: Alexis E. Marshall papers
Dates: 1844-1848
Quantity: 6.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms1410

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1844
2Letters, 1845
3Letters, 1846
4Letters, 1847
5Letters, 1848
6Letters, undated