Daily Life and Family
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 366 Collections and/or Records:
Louisa Goffe letter
Overview Letter dated 28 April 1837, from Tuscaloosa, to her sister, Mary Wyckoff, discussing Louisa's move to Tuscaloosa, the failure of her husband to visit Mary while in New York, and fashions.
Dates: 1837 April 28
James Lockhart Goodloe letterbook
Overview Contains one letterbook, which includes the autobiography of James Lockhart Goodloe, a Tennessee lawyer.
Goodloe, Lane, Pride, Barton and Rutland Families Collection
Overview Correspondence, receipts, photographs, sheet music, and genealogies of the Goodloe family and several branches of the family.
Dates: 1833 - 1909
Walter Goodman letters
Overview This collection contains letters from Walter Goodman in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to his sweetheart, Corinne Acklen, in Huntsville, Alabama, with hopes to see her soon.
Eliza Williams Chotard Gould memoirs
Overview Two typescript copies of an 1868 memoirs written by early Tuscaloosa resident of French ancestry, whose family were Natchez, Mississippi pioneers.
J. B. Grayson letter
Overview Letter written by Grayson on 22 March 1880 in Demopolis, Alabama, to Belmont Perry in Woodbury, New Jersey.
Dates: 1880 March 22
Reminiscence of Julius C. Greene
Overview Photocopy of a typescript copy of an essay by the descendant of the early settlers of Jefferson County, Alabama.
Dates: after 1904
Bird Griffin papers
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Frank L. Grove reminiscence
Overview Typescript reminiscences of the years when he was a "paying guest" at Mrs. Ellen Peter Bryce's house.
Dates: after 1917
H. C. Harris letter
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
Wiley Hagler papers
Overview Correspondence, school papers, clippings, and photographs.
Edward Hall letters
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
Mrs. Oscar Hall scrapbook
Overview Scrapbook created by Birmingham, Alabama, resident containing clippings and other items related to World War I, particularly Birmingham soldiers and sailors.
Wade Hall Photographs, Small Collection
Collection — Box 2009001.031: 
Overview Thirteen photographs depicting scenes of everyday activities in various places.
Dates: 1900 - 1930
Peter Joseph Hamilton papers
Overview Biographical documents concerning Peter Joseph Hamilton.
Dates: 1832 - 1900
Rachel Duke Hamilton papers
Overview A photocopy of a typed draft of the manuscript of a biography of Judge Peter J. Hamilton written by his youngest daughter, Rachel Duke Hamilton Cannon (sometimes noted as Rachel-Duke).
Dates: circa 1950
W. A. Handley letter
Overview Letter written to the U.S. House of Representatives at the beginning of his term as a member of the House.
Dates: 1871 March 8
Marvin P. Harper papers
Abstract A variety of documents covering: slave ownership documents concerning crimes and deaths; Farrah Law Society plaque; UA football picture from 1920s; Church programs; Stamps; Daughters of the Confederacy minutes. McCall diploma, 1879; and Kennedy family papers.
Crittenden Harris papers
Overview Receipts from Greensboro, Alabama, stores and notes concerning the opening of the local telephone company in Greensboro in 1909.
Dates: 1909, 1949
Harris family papers
Overview Includes typewritten copies of letters written between James William and Robert Harris, both serving in the Confederate States Army, and their family in Marengo County, Alabama.
Jephta Harrison letters
Overview Letters to Harrison's father and brother.
Hattie R. Letters
Overview The collection contains two letters from Hattie R. in Illinois, to her friend Georgia giving news of daily life, recipes, and teaching.
Ralph Murray Havens papers
Overview Diaries, letters, and other papers related to Havens's service in the European Theater of Operations, 1944-1945.
William C. Hayne letter
Overview Letter from William C. Hayne of Charleston, South Carolina, to Lewis Bristol of New Haven, Connecticut, discussing immigrating to Alabama.
Dates: 1837 February 3
Henry De Lamar Clayton Sr. papers
Abstract The personal, legal, military, and administrative papers, of this Alabama politician, Confederate general, and University of Alabama president.
Herbert J. Taylor Jr. Letters
Overview Correspondence between Major Herbert J. Taylor, Jr. (Battery 13, 136th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces) and his wife, Roberta Dorsey Taylor of Columbus, Ohio, from 1917 to 1920.
Herman Packard journal
Abstract Diary of a Pennsylvania minister and agent of the American Tract Society, written while he was in New Orleans and Greenville, Louisiana, in 1839 and 1846.
Elizabeth Anne Hodo letter
Abstract Letter written from Pickens County, Alabama, to Elizabeth Boswell, discussing school, friends, and social life.
Dates: 1844 September 1
Howell F. Hayslette Letter and Photograph
Overview Letter and photograph, from Hayslette in Conde, France, to "My Dear Mother," thanking her for a Christmas parcel and expressing longings for home.
Hughes family papers
Overview Letters written by brothers Arley and Eli Hughes while serving in the Army during World War I and late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artifacts of this large, rural Alabama family.
Huntsville, Alabama receipts, 1916-1917
Overview Two receipts from Huntsville, Alabama, for groceries in 1916 and 1917
Huston Family papers
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other materials created by the Huston family in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, and extended family in Mobile, Alabama. Most materials center around George Waring Huston, who was killed in World War One.
Thomas K. Jackson journals
Overview Four journals documenting the daily life of Thomas K. Jackson.
Jacob Faser letters
Overview Letters written from Mobile, Alabama, where Faser was working as a sword maker, to his wife in Macon, Mississippi, dealing mainly with personal news and information on the prices of available goods.
James A. Goble diary
Overview Civil War diary of a soldier in the First Alabama Infantry who was born in New York and later lived in Auburn, Alabama, before moving to Chelsea, Massachusetts.
James Boykin papers
Abstract Papers of an important Dallas County, Alabama, planter family, including correspondence, household and plantation records, materials regarding James Boykin’s cavalry unit during the Civil War, and papers of Boykin's descendants down to the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1833-1967; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1870
Jefferson Jackson Coleman Photographs
Overview This collection consists of fifty-five photographs of the former Director of Alumni Affairs at the University of Alabama. He was closely involved in athletics at the University of Alabama. The photographs show various aspects of his life from 1918 through 1989.
Dates: 1918 - 1989
Jesse Griffin letter
Overview A letter dated 5 September 1813, from St. Stephens, Alabama, to his parents, describing the Creek attack on Fort Mims during the Creek War of 1813-1814.
Dates: 1813 September 5
John B. Tomilson Card
Overview One card thanking family and friends for expressing sympathy for the death of the mother of possibly John B. Tomlinson.
John Cocke Papers
Overview Business correspondence, accounts, legal documents, and other materials (including the selling and purchasing of slaves) of this 19th century Marengo County, Alabama, plantation owner.
John Collier Foster papers
Overview A sizeable collection of church correspondence, sermons, and other religious materials, and family correspondence and other personal items of this farmer and Southern Baptist minister in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1841-1892; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1892
John Gorman Barr papers
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.
John Horry Dent, Jr., Letters
Overview Collection contains letters written by John Horry Dent, Jr. (signed J. Horry Dent) of Barbour County, Alabama, from 1861 March 15 to 1864 July 1 to his father, John Horry Dent of Eufaula, Alabama. There are also two letters written by Dent Jr.’s fellow officers to Dent's father detailing information of Dent Jr.’s part aboard the C.S.S. McRae during the battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and his subsequent capture and internment at Fort Warren in May 1862.
Dates: 1861 - 1864
John Horry Dent papers
Overview There are four typescript documents in the folder also: (1) Commodore John Herbert Dent, U.S. Navy, 1782–1823; (2) Charles I. Graves in Egypt (1875–1878); (3) Cape Guardafui by Lt. Col. Graves (the proceedings of the meeting of October 1880); and (4) Report of Lt. Col. Graves, 4th July 1878.The Plantation Book (or Farm Journal v.1) was written by John Horry Dent from January 1840 through December 1842 to record actual expenditures and incomes from his estate and to provide...
Joseph Booth Letter
Overview Contains Joseph Booth of Carroll County, Ohio wrote to his brother Jeremiah Booth, of Arlington, Illinois, discussing the death of their mother and other personal issues.
Joseph Emerson Brown letters
Overview Letters from Brown, most of them to his friend and business associate General Ira R. Foster, Quartermaster General of the State of Georgia during the Civil War. Also contains copies of letters between Brown and Georgia politician Howell Cobb, regarding appointing Foster as a special railway postal agent for north Georgia and north Alabama.
Joseph Wilbourn Young letters
Abstract A collection of letters home from Europe, during and immediately after World War I.
Joshua Hill Foster Papers
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.
Dates: 1839 - 1904
Josiah and Amelia Gorgas family papers
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Josiah Gorgas, chief of the Confederate Bureau of Ordnance and president of the University of Alabama, and his wife Amelia Gayle Gorgas, librarian at the University of Alabama and daughter of Alabama governor John Gayle.
Julia Neely Finch Papers
Overview Correspondence by and to Julia Neely Finch, as well as her poetry and short stories, written between 1890 and 1926, as well as a small handwritten and typescript collection of Julia’s poems and short stories and a Common Place Book, which served as a scrapbook of her published pieces.
Dates: 1890 - 1926