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US postal history and Civil War era artifacts donated to Auburn University Libraries

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A donation of American postal history and Civil War era books, letters and newspapers from John and Faye Vick, of Andalusia, Ala., to Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department has added to the university’s growing collection of 19th-century artifacts.

John Vick, Auburn class of 1962, has had a lifelong interest in U.S. postal history, Alabama postal history, other related Alabama history and Naval history. The collection also includes many contemporary Civil War books. Included in the gift is a unique collection of Confederate Marine Corps letters from Lt. Edward Crenshaw of Butler County.

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