Daily Life and Family
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 408 Collections and/or Records:
A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book
Overview Receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile, Alabama, merchants detailing personal expenditures; also includes seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news.
Adams Family papers
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
Album 3, 1900
File — Box 6246: 
Identifier: Album 3
Overview Photographs Bishop family on Tanglewood plantation.
Album 4, 1900
File — Box 6246: 
Identifier: Album 4
Overview Photographs of Bishop family at their home at Tanglewood.
Album of quotations
Overview Album containing handwritten quotations from the Bible, classical authors, and sources, as well as two handwritten copies of notices from the "Times" and "Tuscaloosa Gazette" (1881).
W. T. Alexander genealogical papers
Abstract Biographies of William Simeral Alexander of North Carolina (1817-1898) and his descendants, with reference to his ancestors to 1716, compiled in 1930 by W. T. Alexander.
Alice and Algernon Sydney Garnett Papers
Overview Letters written by Alice Garnett and her husband Algernon Sydney Garnett, a professor at the University of Alabama, discussing, among other things, the hardships of travel, news of the university, its professors, and their wives, the election of a new superintendent of education, and a rebellion by the University Cadets against the commandant.
Alison family papers
Abstract Genealogical information, including typewritten booklets on various families. Individual folders are labeled with family names. The collection includes correspondence, photocopies, and photographs.
Dates: after 1800
M. E. Allan letter
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
Allen Family papers
Overview The business and personal papers of John G. Allen (1810- 1891) and his son Charles Edward (1860-1943), planters of Marengo County, Alabama, including Civil War letters, tenant farmer contracts, mortgages and indentures, bills and receipts, personal letters, insurance policies, and miscellaneous items relating to the family.
Jonathon A. B. Allison letter
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
Alma Bishop Williams Photographs
Abstract Collection consists of Bishop and Harry’s family, a family friend’s photographs, and some unidentified photographs.
Dates: 1862 - 1974
Alston Fitts Letters and Photograph
Overview Letters from this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, physician to his wife and children before and after he was shipped to France during World War I, as well as a photograph of Fitts.
Dates: 1917 - 1919
Ambrose Doss Papers
Overview Collection contains letters written by Ambrose Doss of Jefferson County, Alabama, to his wife, Sarah Brake Doss while he was in Co. C of the 19th Alabama Regiment from the time of his enlistment in 1861 until his death on 1864 July 5 near Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia. There is also a letter from Lt. J. W. Rouse, dated 1864 July 6, to Sarah telling her of Ambrose’s death and burial. There are several miscellaneous documents including a short biographical sketch of Doss and a booklet titled...
Dates: 1861 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864
Andrew Coleman Hargrove papers
Overview Personal and business correspondence, class notes, and financial records of attorney and politician, Andrew Coleman Hargrove of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Andrew William Johnson Jr. Papers
Overview Correspondence, photographs, diary, books, stationery set, newspaper clippings, and dog tags of Andrew William Johnson Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky, during the 1940s, before and after he was in the Army.
Andrews Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church South minute books
Overview This collection consists of a photocopy of a church record book, which contains a register of pastors (1913-1987), marriages (1889-1936), infant baptisms (1924-1988), and members.
Annie Perkins commonplace book
Overview The collection consists of one commonplace book containing handwritten and published recipes as well as published poems collected by Perkins of Eutaw, Alabama.
Dates: Approximately 1867
Letters from Archie to Sarah and Brother
Abstract Collection consists of family correspondence between Archie and siblings. Discusses education, farming, and family matters.
Dates: 1860 - 1874
Ethel Marie Armes papers
Overview Personal letters written by Ethel Armes, a Birmingham journalist and author, primarily to Alice Wiggin of Franklin, Massachusetts.
Dates: between 1890 and 2002
Askew family papers
Overview Biographical sketch, ledger, diaries, church histories, newspaper clippings, copies of poetry and pieces written about Confederate history in Alabama, address and appointment books from this Dayton, Alabama, family.
Austin family collection
Abstract A collection of genealogical information on the Austin, Hutto, Lambert and Knox families. It also contains family correspondence, photographs, and legal documents.
A. Babbitt letter
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
William Pitt Ballinger diary
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
Baltzell and Bullock families papers
Abstract The papers of two Greene County, Alabama families involved in post-Civil War Alabama politics, including correspondence, a diary, essays, deeds, and financial documents.
Barker Family papers
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.
Mamie L. Barnett letter
Abstract A letter dated 7 June 1928 from Barnett to her brother Frank.
Dates: 1928 June 7
Barrie Lucien Holt papers
Overview Contains the papers of Barrie Lucien Holt, covering his life as a capitalist, planter, financier, and quartermaster general of the Alabama National Guard. Holt was an organizer and majority shareholder in the Prattville Cotton Mills and Banking Company, as well as a partner in D. M. Snow and Company.
James M. Barry notebooks
Abstract Notebooks containing addresses and miscellaneous of papers and notes.
Dates: circa 1940
Battle family papers
Overview Letters, calling cards, scripture cards, and a small journal of this Tuskegee, Alabama, family.
Bedford H. Williams papers
Overview Legal documents, financial records, correspondence, and other personal papers of this Tuscaloosa County probate judge in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Harvey Beeson letters and photographs
Abstract Letter and photographs relating to Harvey Beeson’s ancestors in Michigan, August 1939.
William Robert Bell letter
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
Abstract A letter containing genealogical information about the Benagh family.
Sam Bennett letter
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
Berman Family Papers
Overview Contains material created and kept by the Berman family of St. Louis, Missouri. Letters written by Dr. William (Bill) Berman and his wife Marian make up the bulk of the collection. These are primarily letters written, often in Hebrew, by Bill and Marian from Ft. Riley, Kansas, where Bill served as an Army doctor during World War Two.
Winafred Bird letter
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
Birmingham Examiner financial records
Abstract Financial records ledger and checkbook from this Birmingham, Alabama, newspaper
Charlie J. Black papers
Overview Photocopy of Black’s autobiography, “After The Fact: 20/20 Hindsight,” which covers Black’s youth in Beatrice, Monroe County, Alabama, his upbringing, education, teaching career, and political life in Washington. Also, some correspondence and newspaper articles by Black.
John Blackwell deed
Abstract A deed recording a transfer of land in Montgomery County, Alabama, dated 25 September 1828, from John Blackwell to Thomas Mastin.
Dates: 1828 September 25
A. M. Blair letter
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
Susie L. Meyers Bobb letters
Overview Correspondence between family and friends of the Bobb, Raymond, and Meyers families of Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Iowa. The letters date from 1873-1922, and most of them are written to Susie L. Meyers Bobb, who was likely also Susie L. Raymond.
Erline Bodine papers
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.”
Bogy and Smith Families genealogy
Abstract A miscellany of materials related to the Bogy and Smith families. The former were French immigrants of the early nineteenth century who appear to have settled, variously, in the Vine and Olive Colony of Alabama (Demopolis), around Arkansas Post, and around New Madrid, Missouri, while the latter were the families of Steven and Mary Jane Pitt Smith of Green and Choctaw Counties, Alabama, and Ivy Furman Smith and Mary Jane Morrison Smith of Green and Marengo Counties, Alabama.
Boling Family papers
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.
Booth Family Correspondence
Overview Letters to and from members of the Booth family. Family and friends write about their experiences farming and raising livestock in Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa from 1857 to 1886.
Dates: 1857 - 1886
Amelia Boswell letter
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
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
Charles Boyd genealogy
Abstract A collection of genealogical records pertaining to Boyd's family.
Boyd family papers
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