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R. B. Oliver Correspondence
1924-1935 [1924-1928]
 
Extent: 19 Items approx. 60 pgs
 
Accession Number:  1998.048.
 
Abstract:  Correspondence, principally between R.B. Oliver and John A. Hope, a fellow attorney in St Louis. The correspondence primarily focuses on the formation of the Cape Girardeau County Historical Society, the history of Cape Girardeau County, and genealogical research.
 
Processed by: Amber McPherson, July 2007
 
Repository:  Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone:  (573) 651-2245;Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu 
 
Provenance: Correspondence was created by the Oliver family. 
 
Citation:  R. B. Oliver Letters, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Biographical Note
R.B. (Robert Burnett) Oliver (1850-1934) was a lifelong influential resident of Cape Girardeau County Missouri.  In addition to running a law practice with his sons, Oliver & Oliver, Oliver helped found the Cape Girardeau County Historical Society in 1926 and later served as its President and wrote many articles for it.  Oliver also served a term as a State Senator in 1882, and was appointed by the governor to the State Council of Defense during WWI. 
 
Scope and Content Note
 
The collection contains correspondence, principally between R.B Oliver and John A. Hope, a fellow attorney in St Louis.  The correspondence primarily focuses on the formation of the Cape Girardeau County Historical Society, the history of Cape Girardeau County, and genealogical research.
 
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