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Letters (correspondence)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 200 Collections and/or Records:

Adams Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0006
Abstract This collection consists principally of correspondence among members of the Adams Family, the majority of which concerns the Confederate service of a son, who wrote many letters detailing army life and conditions. It also contains papers related to Homer and John Adams, prisoners of war who died before returning home, and an Adams Family history by Irving Adams, dated December 18, 1948.
Dates: 1849 - 1926; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1865

Alabama political figures collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0045
Overview Letters and documents signed by various Alabama political figures, including William Brockman Bankhead, Ruben Chapman, Clement Comer Clay, and Henry Watkins Collier.
Dates: unknown

Alabama Republican Party Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3894
Overview Memoranda and correspondence relating to the 1908 United States presidential election from Calhoun and Elmore Counties in Alabama
Dates: 1907-1908

Lamar Aldridge papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0059
Overview Letters home written while Aldridge was in training in Georgia and then serving in France during World War I.
Dates: 1917-1919

James M. Alexander letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3804
Overview Letter from Alexander to Captain Pope
Dates: 1863 October 27

M. E. Allan letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0063
Overview Letter dated 30 September 1855, to "Dear Cousin," from Bald Hill, Georgia, discussing family news, crops, children, and illnesses and deaths among family and slaves.
Dates: 1855 September 30

Jonathon A. B. Allison letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0068
Overview A letter dated 6 March 1862, from "Camp Alabama, near Dumfries, Virginia," to "Dear Uncle," with news of friends and the war.
Dates: 1862 March 6

Carl S. Auerbach World War II letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4202
Overview Letters from this WWII sailor to his wife and family.
Dates: 1936-1945

A. Babbitt letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0100
Abstract Letter from Babbitt to his cousin William H. Babbitt of Princeton, New Jersey, describing an ocean voyage from New York to Mobile, and Babbitt's subsequent doings in Alabama.
Dates: circa 1843 December

Barker Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0112
Overview Letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical records and other materials relating to Henry A. Barker (1879-1962), a Methodist Minister in Boaz, Alabama, and his family.
Dates: undated

Frederick A. P. Barnard letter and speech

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0113
Abstract An address to the "Gentlemen of the Erosophic Society" in 1848 at The University of Alabama and a letter to Barnard from his brother, John G. Barnard, regarding a pass for travel in 1862.
Dates: 1848, 1862

Mamie L. Barnett letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0115
Abstract A letter dated 7 June 1928 from Barnett to her brother Frank.
Dates: 1928 June 7

John Gorman Barr papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0116
Abstract Contains correspondence to and from John Gorman Barr, as well as other papers of this University of Alabama student, Tuscaloosa attorney, and United States Consul in Australia, known for his humorous writings.
Dates: 1840-1858

Jesse Beene letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0128
Abstract Two letters written from Cahawba, Alabama, to Rowland G. Hazard in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. The first, dated 14 July 1839, orders shoes for Beene's sixty-eight slaves and includes a list of slaves and a measurement of their feet in inches. In the second, dated 16 December 1841, Beene expresses dissatisfaction with both shoes and prices.
Dates: 1839-1841

Harvey Beeson letters and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0129
Abstract Letter and photographs relating to Harvey Beeson’s ancestors in Michigan, August 1939.
Dates: 1939

William Robert Bell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0134
Abstract A letter dated 29 May 1864 from a Confederate soldier to his mother and sister while stationed in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
Dates: 1864 May 29

Henry R. Benagh letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0136
Abstract A letter containing genealogical information about the Benagh family.
Dates: 1951

Sam Bennett letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0138
Abstract An 1848 letter written from Chickasaw, Alabama, to his cousin in Tuscumbia, Alabama, discussing the weather of the "sunny South," temperance, sailing to New Orleans, and various family matters.
Dates: 1848 May 7

James Berney letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0142
Abstract Letter dated 31 January 1846, from Montgomery, Alabama, to A. Jackson at Mayhew [Mississippi?] on news of Montgomery being voted the state capital and the subsequent celebration.
Dates: 1846 January 31

Peyton B. Bibb papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0153
Abstract Documents, mainly letters written to or by Peyton B. Bibb. There are also receipts and minutes from unidentified meetings. There is also a copy of the “Complete Rudiments of Music” by A.J. Showalter (©1906) with the name “George Bibb” written on the front cover and on the first page.
Dates: 1886–1906

Winafred Bird letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0158
Abstract A letter from Bird dated 5 May 1822, from Lower Salem, Sumter District, South Carolina to her son John Goodson Falls of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Bird asked that he visit her and that she might join him in Tuscaloosa.
Dates: 1822 May 5

Johnnie Nicholene Bishop papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3480
Overview Correspondence, greeting cardds, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers
Dates: unknown

A. M. Blair letter

 Collection
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

George H. Blelock letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0173
Abstract A letter dated 21 June 1865 to Capt. J. M. Cary of Chunnenuggee, Alabama. Blelock, a publisher in New York, offered "the most liberal terms" for the future literary productions of Augusta Jane Evans (Wilson) (1835-1909), an immensely popular sentimental novelist.
Dates: 1865 June 21

Sarah Blue collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0177
Abstract A collection of items, most of them relative to the 1915 high school graduation of Sarah Blue of Union Springs, Alabama, including a keepsake book, “My Golden School Days.”
Dates: 1894-circa 1915

Erline Bodine papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0179
Overview An amalgam of genealogical research done by Bodine into the Bodine and Pate families, and a copy of a letter to Alabama Governor Guy Hunt, dated 21 March 1987, claiming damages of “about 160 A[cres] and one billion dollars” owing to a “stragedy” [sic] concocted by “Big Jim” [Fulsom?] and Franklin Roosevelt “to help the nation with my family’s resources.”
Dates: undated

Boling Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0181
Overview Correspondence, receipts, mortgages, wills, indentures, and other materials concerning the property and affairs of the Boling and Saffold families of Hayneville, Lowndes County, Alabama.
Dates: 1833-1870

Dr. Bonner letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0185
Abstract Thermo-fax copy of letter dated 19 October 1958 by Dr. Bonner to Professor James H. Newman, executive vice-president University of Alabama, summarizing Bonner's trip to England, also a brief letter dated 21 October by Newman to W.S. Hoole, to whom he forwarded Bonner's letter.
Dates: 1958

Bonney and Bush and Bush and Lobdell collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0186
Abstract Letters to the machinery manufactures Booney and Bush, and Bush and Lobdell, both of Wilmington, Delaware, concerning machinery, cotton gins, and business conditions in Alabama, 1836-1843.
Dates: 1836-1843

Amelia Boswell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0190
Abstract Letter dated 13 August 1847, from Boswell of El Dorado, Arkansas, to her cousin, Elizabeth A. Boswell of Pike County, Alabama, discussing the health of family members, crops, and weather.
Dates: 1847 August 13

Franklin Welsh Bowdon letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0191
Abstract A letter dated 24 October 1835, from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa to the editor of the Weekly Globe requesting a six-month subscription to the newspaper.
Dates: 1835 October 24

Boyd family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0194
Abstract Photocopies of various documents and letters relating to Alfred Boyd (1814-82) and his descendants as well as a typescript history of the family of Joel Willis, Sr., and a typescript paper by Bruce L. Bennett of Ohio State University titled, "Sports and Physical Education in Colonial Times."
Dates: 1816-1943; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1859

Braxton Bragg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4174
Overview Letter written by Bragg from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to his wife.
Dates: 1853 June 3

Walter Lawrence Bragg letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0200
Overview Copies of incoming letters dated 1881-1882, from the Alabama state archives.
Dates: 1881-1882

George E. Brewer letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0207
Overview Two typescript copies of a 1919 letter describing Bird H. Young who was the model for nineteenth century author Johnson J. Hooper's (1815-62) character Simon Suggs.
Dates: 1919 October 15

Charles Edward Bridges letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0209
Overview A letter dated 24 February 1849, written from the University of Alabama to Sam Houston, advising him that he has been elected an honorary member of the Erosophic Society.
Dates: 1849 February 24

Alfred A. Brown letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0218
Overview Letter dated 16 January 1863, from Canterbury, New Hampshire, to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Burroughs, West Acton, Massachusetts, concerning friends and family
Dates: 1863 January 16

John H. Bryson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0227
Overview Letter from Bryson, dated 12 March 1891, from Huntsville, Alabama, to the Rev. A. A. E. Taylor, St. Louis, Missouri, inviting him to visit Huntsville and discussing the inauguration of a Mr. Briggs
Dates: 1891 March 12

Sallie Burt letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0238
Overview Letter written by Burt on 12 February 1850, from Columbus [Georgia?], to friend her Lizzie, with news of family and friends
Dates: 1850 February 12

Bush and Lobdell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0049
Overview Five letters and a telegram to a foundry in Delaware from various Alabama railroads concerning purchase of wheels, trucks, pinions, and other items.
Dates: 1860

O. T. Buswell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0242
Overview Copy of a letter written by O.T. Buswell on 22 February 1870 from Rockville, Alabama, to George P. Buswell
Dates: 1870 February 22

Helen N. Butler scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0244
Overview A scrapbook by Helen N., "Nellie," Butler of Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, consisting of clippings of newspaper articles, obituaries, poetry, marriage announcements, invitations, visiting cards, letters, prints and engravings.
Dates: 1857–1888

Jack S. Butler papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2485
Overview Letters written to and from Lt. Jack S. Butler and his wife, Maxine, in 1945, while he was stationed in Italy, and she was in Notasulga and Auburn, AL
Dates: 1945

J. F. J. Caldwell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0257
Overview Letter written by Caldwell, dated 5 September 1861, to James Simms of Charleston, South Carolina, inquiring about a note and asking for assistance in getting a secretaryship with the Confederate Commissioners being sent to Europe.
Dates: 1861 September 5

Samuel D. Cameron and Maxwell A. Cameron Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0264
Overview Papers, primarily letters, of two Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, brothers, Samuel D. Cameron, 2nd Alabama Cavalry and Maxwell A. Cameron, 18th Alabama Infantry Regiment, to their sister, Sarah, and brother-in-law, Isham Robertson, during the Civil War. Additional materials include financial documents and other family letters.
Dates: 1858-1884; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Cantelou family genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0271
Overview Photocopies of various documents concerning the ancestry of members of the Cantelou family of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Dates: 1855–1965

Carl Lamson Carmer letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0277
Overview Letter written by this acclaimed author of Stars Fell on Alabama to Mrs. Raymond McClain, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, discussing Mrs. McLain's association with Ruby Pickens Tartt, who Carmer praises for her value to the state of Alabama and her work to raise awareness of the folk traditions of Alabama.
Dates: 1972 August 9

Mary Tarver Carroll papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0283
Overview Contains two undated letters written from this Alabama resident to Peter Brannon, most likely the director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History; two hand-written verses; and three printed cards with Christmas illustrations and poems written by Carroll.
Dates: circa 1930s

Jesse Carter commonplace and letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0284
Overview Commonplace and letterbook, with early entries dating from 1823, includes hand-written poetry and by authors such as Shakespeare and Lord Byron. Later entries date from at least 1843 and include copies of letters that mention Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras societies.
Dates: 1823-1882

James Chamberlin letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0294
Overview Letters written to his mother and brother while serving with the 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Peninsular Campaign and the Charleston Expedition
Dates: 1861-1898; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1863