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Aurora Pryor McClellan commonplace and autograph book

 Collection
Identifier: W-0015

Scope and Contents

This commonplace book includes sketches, quotations, brief journal entries, and several letters. The journal entries are signed by Aurora Pryor and Mary Pryor. Two of the letters are written to Mrs. R. A. McClellan, dated 1903, and one to Mr. R. H. Walker of Athens, Alabama, dated 1898. There is also a jeweler's receipt for a black silk girdle and watch repair for Mr. R. H. Walker.

Two entries on one page about halfway through the volume provide the link between Aurora and Mrs. R. A. McClellen. The first entry says "Miss Aurora Pryor, June 30th 1869, Athens, Ala."; the second, in the same handwriting, says "Mrs. R. A. McClellan, June 23rd 1872, Athens, Ala."

Dates

  • 1861-1903

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Aurora Pryor McClellan (Mrs. R. A. McClellan) was born on 28 May 1846, the oldest daughter of Luke and Isabel Harris Pryor. She married Robert Anderson McClellan (who published the first history of Limestone County, Alabama) on 7 February 1872. The couple had three children: Thomas, Aurora, and Memory. Mrs. McClellan died on 15 January 1926.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Sketches, quotations, brief journal entries, and several letters.

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

General

Title on phase box spine: Commonplace Book of Mrs. R. A. McClellan of Limestone County

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Aurora Pryor McClellan commonplace and autograph book
Status
Completed
Date
September 2013
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