Alice Bird Letter to Minnie Bird

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Nikki Jones (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
Advisor
Brian Gastle

Abstract: This edition is created from the manuscript of Alice Bird’s letter to her Sister-in-Law, Minnie Bird, on April 1, 1909. Within this letter, Alice corresponds with Minnie, answering a previous letter and relaying events of the past several weeks, including typical day-to-day news of her husband, Terrell (Minnie’s younger brother). Alice also details a shopping trip to buy a new dress, describes an evening out with Terrell, and asks of more news from “home.” This is a very personal letter, and it is apparent that Alice and Minnie have a close relationship, even though Alice and Terrell moved from Cullowhee, NC to Los Angeles, CA shortly after their marriage in January of 1909. Alice was born August 22, 1890, and her maiden name was Alice McGuire. Her husband, Terrell Bird (listed in varying documents as JT Bird, James T Bird, and J Terrell Bird) was born May 25, 1885 in Cullowhee, NC, and along with Minnie, is the child of Charlie A. and Sarah E. Bird.

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Other
Language: English
Date: 2018

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