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A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book

Identifier: W-0006
Overview Receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile, Alabama, merchants detailing personal expenditures; also includes seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news.
Dates: 1861-1869

Alabama Cultivation Promotional Photographic Album

Identifier: 2022-025
Scope and Contents One photographic album created in July 1911 of 18 black and white photographs promoting land cultivation in Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. Photographs are of different types of fruit that can grow in Alabama and examples of orchards in bloom. The photographs measure 3 3/8" x 5 1/2" and are adhesive mounted to 16 paper leaves.
Dates: 1911-07-22 - 1911-07-24

Alabama hotels and resorts of the past collection

Identifier: W-0041
Overview Letters, receipts, and transcribed copies of newspaper articles pertaining to notable Alabama hotels, including the Exchange Hotel (Montgomery), the Morris Hotel (Birmingham), the Battle House (Mobile), the DeKalb Hotel (Fort Payne), Fruithurst Inn (Fruithurst), the Alabama Inn (Livingston), Mansion House (Mobile), the Green Bottom Inn (Huntsville), and the Point Clear Hotel (Point Clear).
Dates: 1830-1836

Augusta Evans Wilson papers

Identifier: MSS-1563
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a bound manuscript of the 19th-century author Augusta Evans Wilson of Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1859-1909

Bert Neville Collection of Steamboat Photographs

Identifier: 2008-014
Abstract Photographs of steamboats on Alabama rivers and street scenes from Selma and Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1854 - 1920

A. M. Blair letter

Identifier: MSS-0169
Abstract A letter dated 30 November 1843, to Blair's brother Edwin in Williamstown, Massachusetts, describing a sea voyage from New York, to Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1843 November 30

Brewster and Conley sales records

Identifier: W-0075
Overview Contains the sales records from 1838 to 1846 of Brewster and Conley, a buggy and carriage manufacturing company located in antebellum Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1838 - 1846

C. I. B. DeLage letter

Identifier: W-0156
Overview A letter from C. I. B. DeLage, a Mobile, Alabama, commission agent, to Carl G. Schneider detailing the financial history of Mobile during the Civil War.
Dates: 1865

C. S. Phillips letter

Identifier: W-0155
Overview Letter detailing the movement of Union forces following the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, in April 1865.
Dates: 1865-04-18

Charles Carter Langdon Letter

Identifier: MSS-1623
Abstract A letter dated 6 March 1860 from Mobile to Langdon's brother, that discusses his work in the nursery business, selling fruit trees, expanding his vineyard acreage, and his winery. Langdon also addresses the slavery issue at length.
Dates: 1860-03-06

Cowbellion de Rakin Society initiation ceremony script

Identifier: W-0035
Overview Handwritten script outlining an 1847 initiation ceremony conducted by Mobile, Alabama's earliest mystic society, the Cowbellian de Rakin Society.
Dates: 1847

H. Cox Letter

Identifier: MSS-4126
Overview Letter from uncle in Mt. Vernon, Alabama, to niece in Brooklyn, New York, telling her about the yellow fever outbreak in Mobile.
Dates: 1839 October 17

Daniel Geary scrapbook on the history of the Mobile Volunteer Fire Companies

Identifier: W-0024
Overview Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, illustrations, and handwritten notes related to the history of volunteer firefighter companies in Mobile, Alabama, compiled by Daniel Geary.
Dates: 1830-1924

Dorman and Noel family papers

Identifier: MSS-0443
Abstract A genealogical record of the ancestors of Lily Dorman Ramsey, plus family correspondence of the Dormans and Noels of Greensboro and Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1831-1866

Elizabeth Herndon Inge Letter

Identifier: MSS-0727
Abstract 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

Esbon C. Lambert Diary and Letters

Identifier: MSS-3924
Abstract Diary and letters from Lambert, a United States Navy landsman aboard the USS Itasca from 1863-1864, during the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Dates: 1863-1864

Ferdinand Masendorff financial notebook

Identifier: W-0039
Overview Financial notebook includes lists of prices and shipping rates for items such as cotton, sugar, coffee and corn, as well as lists of currency exchange rates, United States cotton production rates, and Mobile cotton brokers.
Dates: 1849-1861

William Fulton letter

Identifier: MSS-0547
Overview Typescript copy of a letter dated 12 April 1865, written by Fulton to his sister, Mrs. Theodora Fulton Pettus, describing the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, to Union forces.
Dates: 1865 April 12

Gaillard and Hurtel families papers

Identifier: W-0090
Overview Commonplace book, letters, and other documents and items collected by these Mobile and Claiborne, Alabama, families.
Dates: 1838-1885

George S. Smith Diary

Identifier: MSS-1607
Abstract Civil War diary of George S. Smith, sergeant in Company C of the 48th Ohio Regiment, covering his service in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas, 1863-65.
Dates: 1863 - 1865

H. C. Harris letter

Identifier: MSS-0639
Overview Letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to his sister in Livingston, Alabama, discussing going into winter quarters, decrying the army and the plight of the common soldier, and vehemently expressing his wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.
Dates: 1862 November 2

Edward Hall letters

Identifier: MSS-0609
Overview Business letters to Addin Lewis in New Haven, Connecticut, from Hall in Mobile, Alabama, 10 March and 15 April 1837 and 17 August 1840.
Dates: 1837, 1840

Henry Major Papers

Identifier: MSS-4217
Overview Collection mostly consists of incoming business correspondence written to Henry Major from various business associates in the United Kingdom and America. Henry Major was a New York merchant around the years 1802-1836. The correspondence allows a look into the mercantile world of overseas trading of cotton and other goods, prices, and other related issues.
Dates: 1816-1841

Henry Peter Loding Papers

Identifier: MSS-0872
Abstract A collection containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, and writings.
Dates: 1888 - 1947

Hurtel Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-0721
Abstract The collection relating to this Mobile, Alabama, family consists of a family history by Caroline Garrett and newspaper clippings on Mobile Mardi Gras celebrations, dedication of the Confederate war memorial, and various other items of general Mobile interest.
Dates: 1877 - 1948

J. T. Wiswall papers

Identifier: W-0011
Overview Two notebooks, containing mathematical equations and scientific essays, as well as the handwritten manuscripts of J. T. Wiswall's works "The African" and "Iliad of the Family," neither of which were ever published.
Dates: circa 1860

J. Zelinski Camp O'Neal sketchbook

Identifier: W-0038
Overview This sketchbook contains nineteen pen and ink drawings that depict training drills, camp life, and social events held at Camp O'Neal, a training base located in Frascati Park in Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1883 June

Jarvis Turner Papers

Identifier: MSS-3477
Scope and Contents This collection contains 3 invoices from 1849, 1850, and 1856 from the Mobile Marble Works.
Dates: 1849 - 1856

John Bragg Letters

Identifier: MSS-2007
Abstract Letters written by John Bragg of Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama to the editor of the “Daily Globe” from November 1853 to December 1857 requesting subscriptions to the “globe” during the sessions of Congress.
Dates: 1835-11-28 - 1857-12-22

John Forbes and Company land records

Identifier: W-0074
Overview Three journals recording land sales and transfers in southern Alabama, as well as memoranda and notes concerning the partners of this mercantile firm.
Dates: 1799 - 1849

Joseph Murrell letterbook

Identifier: W-0084
Overview Letterbook containing the correspondence of Mobile cotton broker Joseph Murrell, dated from June to October 1861.
Dates: 1861

Josiah and Sarah Deas Nott Papers

Identifier: MSS-1061
Abstract Documents and letters of a Mobile, Alabama, physician and his wife, dealing with property and her family's estate.
Dates: 1855 - 1882

L. N. Hitchcock Letter

Identifier: MSS-0677
Abstract Letter written from Mobile, Alabama, to Gideon Luger, discussing government problems
Dates: 1838-08

James Maxwell papers

Identifier: MSS-2317
Overview Letterbook about the 1907 proposed extension of the Warrior Branch for the M&O Railroad
Dates: 1907

Mississippi, New Orleans, Mobile records

Identifier: MSS-1000
Abstract Miscellaneous manuscripts from the Gulf Coast; business related, bills, receipts, pricing lists
Dates: 1836 - 1876

Mobile, Alabama, Confederate newspaper scrapbook

Identifier: W-0050
Overview Scrapbook of newspaper articles from Confederate newspapers (probably in Mobile, Alabama) documenting Civil War battles including the First Battle of Bull Run, the Siege of Lexington, and the Battle of Leesburg.
Dates: 1861-1862

Mobile, Alabama, Police Department Records

Identifier: MSS-1005
Abstract This collection consists of alphabetically arranged employment applications from discharged soldiers, other applications for positions on the police force, bills and receiptsc correspondence with city officers, and other items. It includes the correspondence of chiefs of police Stephen Charpentier and A. A. R. Dimon.
Dates: 1865 - 1869

Mobile, Alabama, business correspondence

Identifier: W-0098
Overview Letters, dated between 1821 and 1838, describing business conditions in Mobile, Alabama, written by Mobile lawyers to northern merchants Enoch Silsby and William R. Bowers, updating them on the status of legal cases they had filed in Mobile and updates on the sale and production of cotton.
Dates: 1821-1838

Peter Brannon papers

Identifier: W-0009
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, and other materials created by Peter A. Brannon, highlighting his career as a pharmacist, an anthropologist, and an archivist.
Dates: 1900-1966

Peter Reeder Fortney Civil War Diaries

Identifier: MSS-4266
Overview Peter Reeder Fortney (1843-1919) was a Union soldier from Ohio who fought in the US Civil War between 1862-1865. This collection contains two diaries he kept during 1864-1865, when his company served in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama.
Dates: 1860-1865, 1915

Pettigrew Family Carte de Visite

Identifier: 2014-026
Abstract Carte de visite (CDV) of the Pettigrew family, along with an African American woman and a young boy. Acc # 015-008
Dates: 1866

Photographs by Sandoz Collection

Identifier: 2008-015
Overview Photographs were taken by Sandoz Photographer.
Dates: 1905

Cameron McRae Plummer book list

Identifier: W-0087
Overview Contains a list of books compiled by Haunted House Book Shop owner Cameron McRae Plummer.
Dates: 1950-1961

Robert H. Smith legal notebook

Identifier: W-0016
Overview Handwritten definitions and summaries of legal cases tried between 1869 and 1877, relating primarily to railroad interests and personal property law.
Dates: circa 1870

Southern Alabama Emigration and Development Company letters

Identifier: W-0002
Overview Letters of this Chicago, Illinois, based company to their agents in Montgomery, Alabama, concerning land development projects in southern Alabama in the late nineteenth century.
Dates: 1897

St. John family papers

Identifier: MSS-1330
Overview Legal papers related to property, as well as personal and business letters
Dates: 1852-1907

St. Matthew's Holy Name Society records

Identifier: MSS-2310
Overview Minute book for St. Matthew's Holy Name Society in Mobile, Alabama
Dates: 1928-1941

Aurulia Taylor autograph book

Identifier: MSS-1385
Abstract Commercially published autograph book entitled "Leaves of Affection", containing handwritten notes and poems by Taylor's friends and acquaintances. Most of the signers were from Mobile, Alabama.
Dates: 1862-1873

Daniel Thomas papers

Identifier: MSS-1398
Overview Contains the records of Judge Daniel Thomas, including the Birdie Davis vs. School Board, Mobile, Alabama records, which was one of his most important civil rights cases based on desegregation, as well as other case records, certificates, and other notes.
Dates: 1940-1960

Thomas H. Herndon Letters

Identifier: MSS-0667
Overview This collection contains letters of correspondence.
Dates: 1850 - 1879

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