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Cameron McRae Plummer book list

Identifier: W-0087

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one notebook with a record of books (listed alphabetically by author and by title), including information about book prices and publishers, compiled by Cameron McRae Plummer. The list also includes information about book scarcity. A few postcards and letters are also inserted in the book. The back of the notebook contains a small number of miscellaneous notes dated between 1950 and 1961; these notations mostly document the interests of individual collectors.

It is not clear if this is an actual inventory of books sold at The Haunted House Book Shop, which Plummer co-founded with Adelaide Trigg, or if is a list of books to be purchased for the shop or for a specific customer.


  • 1950-1961


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Biographical / Historical

The son of Episcopal minister James Fitts Plummer and Jannie Minor, Cameron McRae Plummer was born on June 2, 1904, in West Virginia. The family moved to Mobile, Alabama, in 1916, where James Plummer served as the rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church. On August 29, 1944, Cameron Plummer married Mary Frances Young.

Plummer became a successful bookseller in Mobile. City directories list him as the president of the Plummer-Marston Book Company. In 1941, Plummer and business partner Adelaine Trigg founded the Haunted Book Shop, a bookstore located in downtown Mobile. The bookstore was a Mobile landmark for fifty years, closing its doors in 1991. Plummer died on February 19, 1968, in Mobile.


0.15 Linear Feet

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Contains a list of books compiled by Haunted House Book Shop owner Cameron McRae Plummer.

Physical Location

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


Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Related Materials

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection contains several collections related to Alabama authors and booksellers. Please see a staff member for assistance.


Title on Spine: Mobile's Greatest Bookseller: Cameron Plummer, His Book, 1940s-1960s.

Processed by

Haley Aaron, 2013



Guide to the Cameron McRae Plummer book list
December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266