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Commonplace and letterbook

 Item — Box: 3587

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection contains one book with entries made by various people in different time periods. Early entries in the book date from 1823 and are attributed to Jesse Carter. They include hand-written poetry by authors such as Shakespeare, Lord Byron, and Alexander Pope. Later entries made by an unknown person date from at least 1843 and include copies of letters that mention Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras societies. The author mentions the possibility of attending Cowbellion de Rakin Society and Strikers balls. The latest date in the book is 1882.


  • 1823-1882

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 0.02 Linear Feet (1 item)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266