Guide to the Isaac Foster Letter, 1832, undated

Summary Information

Title: Isaac Foster Letter, 1832, undated
Collection: AC.117
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
Abstract:

In 1832, Isaac Foster wrote a letter to his son Whitley Foster, who had recently moved to Milledgeville, Georgia from his family's home in Chatham, Connecticut. In the letter, the senior Foster offers his opinion on the Cherokee removal from their homeland, South Carolina's possible secession, provides family news and offers his son advice. This letter contains paragraph discussing opinion of Cherokee removal being unjust and paragraph discussing South Carolina's circa 1832 threats to secede from the United States.

Creator: Foster, Isaac

Biographical/Historical Note

Isaac Foster lived in Chatham, Connecticut.  His son was Whitley Foster, who lived in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Isaac Foster written to his son Whitley Foster, who had recently moved to Milledgeville, Georgia from his family's home in Chatham, Connecticut. In the letter, the senior Foster offers his opinion on the Cherokee removal from their homeland, South Carolina's possible secession, provides family news and offers his son advice. This letter contains paragraph discussing opinion of Cherokee removal being unjust and paragraph discussing South Carolina's circa 1832 threats to secede from the United States. Also included is an article regardng the Cherokee removal.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two folders.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

Document purchased by Belk Library in June 1999. This collection was opened to the public in 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, 1999; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, Rachel Critzer, 2005

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection 117. Isaac Foster Letter, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Letter from Isaac Foster to son, 1832 ACSC_Box 1.1
Article regarding Cherokee removal, undated ACSC_Box 1.2