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Joshua Hill Foster papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0535

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the papers of a University of Alabama graduate, Baptist minister, planter, teacher (University of Alabama, 1873-1892) and president of Alabama Central Female College, 1869-1873. The papers relate principally to Foster's activities as a planter and minister.

Dates

  • 1839-1904

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

None

Biographical / Historical

Joshua Hill Foster, son of James and Mary Ellen Hill Foster, was born on 17 March 1819, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He was educated

Biographical / Historical

Joshua Hill Foster, son of James and Mary Ellen Hill Foster, was born on 17 March 1819 in Tuscaloosa County. He was educated in the schools of Tuscaloosa County and graduated at the head of his class from the University of Alabama in 1839. Over his lifetime, he was a tutor, a teacher, a professor, a college president, and a Baptist minister.

On 26 December 1843, Foster married Lucy Bolling, daughter of Dr. Clement and Sarah Lane Billingslea; the couple had one daughter, Lucie Billingslea. Lucy died in 1847, and Foster remarried on 24 February 1853 to Frances Cornelia Bacon. The couple had six children: Clement C.; Edwin Hardy; Henry Bacon; Joshua Hill, Jr.; Thomas J.; and Sumner B.

Foster died in Tuscaloosa, on 28 February 1904.

Extent

2.6 Linear Feet (1350 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Papers of a University of Alabama graduate, Baptist minister, planter, teacher (University of Alabama, 1873-1892) and president of Alabama Central Female College, 1869-1873.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. M.W. Trippe, 1978
Title
Guide to the Joshua Hill Foster papers
Status
Completed
Date
November 2009
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