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Box SC1850-1899.001

 Container

Contains 36 Collections and/or Records:

Letter

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0648.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter written by Thomas Haughey of Alabama, dated 28 December 1868 and written from Washington, DC, to Ben Perley Poone providing a short biographical sketch. In the letter he states "Having taken a prominent part against secession, and having thus made myself exceedingly obnoxious to the leaders of that movement, I was compelled to abandon my home and family and take refuge within the Union lines during the war."
Dates: 1868 December 28

Letter, 1876

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0668.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A 1876 letter to the editor of the Congressional directory.
Dates: 1876

William R. Hughes letters

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 714.01
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Letters from Chattanooga, Tennessee; Meridian, Mississippi; and Richmond, Virginia, primarily to his wife in Northport, Alabama, and also to his mother and other family members during the Civil War. The letters include news of family and friends, accounts of camp life, and other matters.
Dates: 1862-1864

Letters, 1859 - 1904

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0723.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of six letters dated between July 20, 1859 and December 21, 1904. Two are typewritten copies of letters from Caleb Huse, Lieutenant U.S. Army at West Point, New York, to Mason Graham, Esquire. The first, dated July 20, 1859, requests information on the cost of living and healthiness of Alexandria, Louisiana, where Huse had applied for the position of superintendent of the Louisiana State University there. The second is dated August 25, 1859 and requests...
Dates: 1859 - 1904

Letter, 1864-02-01

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0727.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A letter dated 1 February 1864, written from Inge's home near Forkland, Greene County, Alabama to her sister, A. Tremlet Herndon, in Mobile, asking her to purchase cloth, discussing the paucity of salt, and giving news of family and friends.
Dates: 1864-02-01

Letters, 1863

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0756.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Typescript copies of 1863 letters, written from Selma to Alabama Governor John Gill Shorter, concerning John's efforts to stop cadets from leaving the University to fight in the Civil War, and on preparations for the defense of Tuscaloosa.
Dates: 1863

E.W. Johns Letter, 1863 August 20

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0757.1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: A letter dated 20 August 1863, from Johns in Richmond, to Messers M. and E. Myers, Petersburg, Virginia, requesting them to deliver whiskey to the Confederate Army's medical department.
Dates: 1863 August 20

Papers

 Series — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0770.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photostats of papers relating to Johnson's pension claim, detailing his service in the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War.
Dates: 1861 - 1891

Letter and Envelope, 1860 November 04

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0772.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A letter dated 4 November 1860, from Claremont, Esher, Surrey (England), to an unidentified recipient, respecting warships and armaments.
Dates: 1860 November 04

Letter

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0775.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A letter dated 29 November 1862, from Orange Court House, Virginia to Jones's daughter, Fanny Iredell Erwin. It details a Confederate army march from north of Winchester to Orange Court House, and expresses delight in the scenery and admiraltion of an especially fine farm.
Dates: 1862-11-29

Report Card, 1862-12-26

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2022.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photostatic copy of an 1862 report card of this University of Alabama student from Marion, Alabama.
Dates: 1862-12-26

Invoices

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2059.1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: A ledger containing daily entries for purchases. From October 1859 through January 1860 the entries are headed Carlowville; from February to June 1860, accounts receivable, no location; from March 1861 on, entries are headed Richmond (Alabama). From January 30, 1862, headed Abner M. Coleman & Co., Richmond.
Dates: 1859-1862

I. A. King Letter, 1862 March 21

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0819.1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: A letter dated 21 March 1862, from the Marine Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to his brother. It requests money for tobacco and other necessaries. Written on patriotic stationery; the first page has an illustration and the last page has the song "Run , Yank, or Die," composed by T. W. Crowson of the Alabama Hickories, printed on it.
Dates: 1862 March 21

Friendship Note, 1887-11-21

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 1002.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A note of friendship dated 21 November 1887, between members of two different fraternities (Sigma Nu and Alpha Tau Omega) at the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1887-11-21

Letter, 1877-01-14

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 1575.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A letter dated 14 January 1877, to Charles W. Hanler, asking that a brochure be sent to him. At the time Woods was a judge on the United States fifth district court, of which Alabama was a part.
Dates: 1877-01-14

Letter, 1875-02-20

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2008.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter to the publishers of the Congressional Directory, dated February 20, 1875 and written by Frederick George Bromberg on United States House of Representatives stationery correcting two addresses listed in the Directory.
Dates: 1875-02-20

Letters, 1870

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2009.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of two letters, dated in 1870, written by Alfred E. Buck while he was serving in the United States House of Representatives, to the editor of the Congressional Directory.
Dates: 1870

Letters, 1869-02-18 - 1870-02-10

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2010.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of six letters written by Charles Waldron Buckley to the editors of the Congressional Globe requesting copies be sent to various people and Alabama newspapers and to be charged to his account.
Dates: 1869-02-18 - 1870-02-10

Letter, 1879-11-18

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2011.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter, dated November 18, 1879 written by Rufus W. Cobb, Governor of Alabama, to General A. McD. McCook, declining an invitation to attend the 11th reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland and the unveiling of the memorial statue of General George H. Thomas.
Dates: 1879-11-18

Letters, 1877 - 1884

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2021.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of four letters written by James Taylor Jones of Demopolis, Alabama, dated from 1877 to 1884, while he was serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives. The letters are concerned with his biographical entries in the Congressional Directory.
Dates: 1877 - 1884

Francis William Kellogg Letter

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2027.01
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: This collection consists of a letter written by Francis William Kellogg to the secretary of the United States Navy recommending Malcolm Maurice Moore to the Naval School at Annapolis.
Dates: 1861 April 29

Andrew B. Moore Letter and Clipping

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2055.1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter dated January 28th written and signed by P. Lockett, private secretary to Governor Andrew B. Moore thanking Joel E. Mathews of Cahaba, Alabama for his generous gift. The newspaper clipping, which does not identify what newspaper it is from or when this clipping was printed, states that a letter dated January 20, 1861, from Joel Mathews of Dallas County was found in a batch of old papers. The clipping indicates that the letter covered a check for$15,000,...
Dates: 1861 January 28

Kolb Family letters, 1861 - 1868

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2132.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Seven letters of the collection are from Valentine Kolb to his sister, father, and friends. An eigth piece from Valentine to his father was a soldier's package envelope that once contained fifty dollars. In the letters, he discusses length of battles, artillery, and prisoners. He states Confederate money has lost all value. He travels in the southern United States, mainly New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. Food is always scarce and they often only eat what they kill for themselves. One letter is...
Dates: 1861 - 1868

Letters

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2214.1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: This collection consists of two letters from Archie to an unnamed brother and one letter from Archie to his sister, Sarah. The two letters to the brother discuss farming, the school where Archie taught, a food purchasing trip to Montgomery, and the situation with boarders at Archie's home. The third letter addresses Archie's sorrow regarding the division of the family farm due to inheritance. He also discusses his family life. The third letter contains additional writing over the front of the...
Dates: 1860 - 1874

Catherine Toxey Letter

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2216.1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter written by Catherine Toxey in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to her cousin. Letter covers family matters and the well-being of her mother and children. Catherine Toxey had very peculiar handwriting, which makes the letter somewhat difficult to decipher.
Dates: 1856 October 28

Envelopes with Political Cartoons

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2218.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains illustrated envelopes. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate. The bulk of the collection dates from and is related to the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1968

Patriotic Envelopes

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2218.2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains illustrated envelopes. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate. The bulk of the collection dates from and is related to the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1968

Commemorative Envelopes

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2218.3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains illustrated envelopes. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate. The bulk of the collection dates from and is related to the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1968

Plain Envelopes

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2218.4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains illustrated envelopes. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate. The bulk of the collection dates from and is related to the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1968

Wool Dying Instructions

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2643.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Wool dyeing instructions from Paisley, Scotland, detail recipes and instructions for black, blue, red, and yellow wool dyes. Instructions allow for different hues of each color. Instructions appear to be taped together and are very fragile.
Dates: 1858 August 31

Letter

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2647-001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of one letter from J.W. Clapp in Holly Springs, Mississippi, written on June 9, 1851, to R.C. Brinkley of Florence, Alabama, regarding what appears to be the building of a proposed railroad.
Dates: 1851

Le Vert letter and clipping

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2758.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Contains one letter written by this Mobile, Alabama, socialite to Mr. Meek in response to his letter regarding her book, Souvenirs of Travel. The recipient is most likely Benjamin Meek, a professor at The University of Alabama. Also includes a clipping from the Tuscaloosa News about Le Vert
Dates: probably 1858 October 20

Clippings scrapbook

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2767.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collections contains a scrap book of newspaper clippings concerning a feud between Representative William M. Lowe of Alabama and Senator John A. Logan of Illinois. The newspapers primarily originate from Illinois.
Dates: 1866 November - 1879 May

Diary

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2819.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains one leather-bound "Daily Pocket Diary for the Year 1865." The diary was kept by First Sergeant Charles Ellis. Writings in the diary concern company roll call, items sent from home, and movements of the regiment. Noted in the diary is the assassination of President Lincoln.
Dates: 1865

Album

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2820.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Collection contains one leather bound volume containing prose and poetry written to "Miss Sallie Thomas" of "Oak City" between 1873 and 1883. Entries are signed by first name or initials only. Album was a gift from "An Unknown Friend" at the University of Alabama. Also present are plate illustrations.
Dates: 1873-1883

Letter, 1860-11-20

 Item — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 0782.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A letter dated 20 November 1860, from Athens, Alabama, to a former teacher named Mrs. Washburn, containing news of the school and stating how much she misses Washburn.
Dates: 1860-11-20