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Abby Hazard Snow Family Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2604

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal items of three generations of women in the Snow and Hogan families: Abby Hazard Snow; daughter, Caroline Snow Hogan; granddaughters, Abby and Mazie Hogan; and Caroline's sister-in-law, Mary S. Hogan. The poetry scrapbook of Caroline Snow includes a loose copy of an essay on South Carolina secessionism written in the 1850s. The four journals offer daily weather information and a record of activities of upper-class women in Tuscaloosa in the late-1920s and early-1930s. There is also a collection of hair lockets.

Dates

  • 1851-1933

Conditions Governing Access

none

Biographical / Historical

The marriage of Alexander Perry Hogan and Caroline Elizabeth Snow in 1857 joined two prominent Tuscaloosa families. A. P. Hogan attended the University of Alabama in one of the first classes and opened a business in the city, Hogan and Cobbs Mercantile. After the Civil War, he moved the family north to Ohio, but in 1895, they returned to Tuscaloosa, where A. P. opened an insurance business and worked as a city clerk and tax collector.

Caroline, the daughter of Henry A. and Abby Hazard Snow, was a highly respected woman in Tuscaloosa society. She had two daughters with A. P. Hogan, Abby Hazard and Mazie, who never married. Mazie stayed in Tuscaloosa and taught in the city’s public schools, and for a time, she ran her own school. Abby moved to Texas but later in life returned to Tuscaloosa.

A. P.’s sister, Mary S. Hogan, was a talented musician. She moved to Birmingham and taught music in the public schools.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Scrapbook, journals and autograph books of three generations of women in the Snow and Hogan families of Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Abby Hazard Snow; daughter, Caroline Snow Hogan; Caroline's sister-in-law, Mary S. Hogan; and Abby's granddaughters, Abby and Mazie Hogan.

Provenance

Donated by Ann Ross Dee

Processing Information

Processed by Martha Bace, 2009
Title
Guide to the Abby Hazard Snow Family Memorabilia
Status
Completed
Date
March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500