A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book
Scope and Contents
The collection includes receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile merchants detailing A. L. Willoughby's personal expenditures. There also seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news, although a few letters mention Willoughby's employment at the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. The bulk of the correspondence is dated 1866-1867, although there are one or two letters written before 1866.
- Williams, A. S., III (Collector, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Alonzo Leon Willoughby was born in Massachusetts around 1838. He married a young woman from Louisiana named Georgia in 1864 or 1865. The couple had four sons: Charles, Alonzo, Fredrick, and George. The family lived in Mobile, Alabama, where Willoughby worked for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. He died around 1884.
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Receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile, Alabama, merchants detailing personal expenditures; also includes seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news.
The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama
Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010
Title on spine: A. L. Willoughby of Mobile Alabama - Letters 1861-1869 - 19th Century Mobile Billheads
Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013
- Guide to A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book
- August 2013
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