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Daily Life and Family

 Subject
Subject Source: Localbroad

Found in 278 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Anne Hodo letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0686
Abstract Letter written from Pickens County, Alabama, to Elizabeth Boswell, discussing school, friends, and social life.
Dates: 1844 September 1

Barrie Lucien Holt papers

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Identifier: MSS-0692
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.
Dates: 1841-1950

Hughes family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3748
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.
Dates: 1885-1919

Huntsville, Alabama receipts, 1916-1917

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3700
Overview Two receipts from Huntsville, Alabama, for groceries in 1916 and 1917
Dates: 1916-1917

Huston Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0724
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.
Dates: 1831-1937

Thomas K. Jackson journals

 Collection
Identifier: W-0021
Overview Four journals documenting the daily life of Thomas K. Jackson.
Dates: 1866-1873

Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0753
Abstract The Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers span the period from 1797 to 1960 and include both the personal and business papers of Robert Jemison Jr., along with papers of Robert Jemison (grandfather), William Jemison (father), Priscilla Jemison (wife), Cherokee Jemison Hargrove (daughter), and Andrew Coleman Hargrove (son-in-law), and Robert Jemison Jr. (IV) of Birmingham (1878-1973). Included are the records of his grist and lumber mills, plantations, stage line, the Tuskaloosa Plank Road, toll bridges,...
Dates: 1797 - 1973

Andrew William Johnson Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2356
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.
Dates: 1940-1949

Kate Beatty Birmingham Bridal Gift Association membership certificate

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0126
Abstract Contract making Kate Beatty, a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a member of the Birmingham Bridal Gift Association.
Dates: 1882

Elizabeth Harwood Katz letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3661
Overview A collection of letters sent to Elizabeth Harwood from friends, family, and others from 1934 to 1984. They deal primarily with personal lives of Elizabeth, her sister, her friends, and her first husband Richard. For more letters, see Donald and Betty Katz letters, mss_3666.
Dates: 1934-1984; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1942

Mary C. Kelly scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: W-0036
Overview Originally used by R. G. Betsill, a physician in Pike County, Alabama, as a record of his patients' treatments and accounts in 1855, the volume was used by Mary C. Kelly as a scrapbook in 1866.
Dates: 1855 - 1866

Harriet Anna Kennedy papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0117
Overview Notebook of poems written by Harriet Anna Kennedy between 1863-1864. A letter and a small collection of later poems written by Kennedy and members of her extended family are also included.
Dates: 1863-1903

King family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0817
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
Dates: 1803-1894

Kolb Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2132
Overview John Frederick Kolb and Valentine Bruner Kolb were from Frederick County, Maryland, and fought for the Union in the Civil War. Valentine Kolb's letters to his family discuss battles, artillery, and prisoners; John F. Kolb's notification to enroll is included as well as a letter he wrote to his parents. Letters to their father are also included.
Dates: 1861 - 1868

Letter to Servant Cokeram

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1733
Abstract Letter from unknown writer to his servant Cokeram, instructing to provide provisions for an impending visit by the queen. Undated.
Dates: no date; possibly 1600s

Ashley Liles paper "Folklore of Hunting"

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0526
Overview An essay on deer hunting, ghost tales, Tom Haney, dipping, pranks, the hunter, and vocabulary
Dates: circa 1990

Little family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0863
Abstract A collection of papers of a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, family, including some correspondence, financial papers, clippings, and sketches.
Dates: 1857-1950

Mary D. Lussier Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3932
Overview Letter from Thomas Wier to his niece Mary Lussier
Dates: 1863

Grace Lykens correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3243
Overview Courtship letters between Ira Keagy and Grace Lykens of Pennsylvania. There are also letters to Grace from several other pen pals.
Dates: 1905-1945; 1908-1913

Letter from Maria to Martha

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0462
Overview Letter dated 25 December 1885, from Maria in Wentworth, New Hampshire, to her cousin Martha in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Dates: 1885 December 25

Eliza Ann McCants Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4211
Overview The collection consists of two diaries kept by Eliza Ann McCants (1817-1844) in the antebellum South. Volume One contains 160 pages and covers the years 1840-1842. Volume Two contains 136 pages and covers the years 1843-1844.
Dates: 1840-1844

McCorvey and Tutwiler families papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0947
Overview A collection of correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs created by these families.
Dates: 1830 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950

Meriwether Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2217
Abstract Family letters written by Juliet Bestor Coleman, her daughter, Alice Coleman Meriwether, and her son-in-law, John Samuel Meriwether, between 1833 and 1864. The bulk of the correspondence is between Alice and her husband, John, while he was serving in the 38th and 40th Alabama Infantry Regiments during the Civil War.
Dates: 1833 - 1864; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864

Jennie Miller letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2459
Overview Letters to Jennie Miller (Mrs. Earl Adams) of Shelby, Ohio, and Angola, Indiana, from friends and family
Dates: 1905-1924

Miscellaneous genealogies

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0564
Overview Miscellaneous genealogies of various Alabama families
Dates: after 1950

Frank M. Moody papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2322
Overview Poster with family Christmas cards and a scrapbook about Frank M. Moody
Dates: 1954-1968

New accession: Box temp.86

 File — Box temp 86
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two letters from Macon at Tuscaloosa to his father and sister in Jacksonville, both dated 1861, discussing his denied requests for furloughs home, and a letter from his father, Miles, to his son in Tuscaloosa, encouraging him to return home to join a local company being raised to fight in the Civil War. The collection also includes an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles Abernathy.Addition received in 2012 includes one letter dated April 14, 1861, written by Macon to his...
Dates: 1861 - 1878

John Newland and George Wilcox receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1703
Abstract This collection consists of a single receipt dated March 6, 1811 and signed by Newland and Wilcox, acknowledging payment of $3 by Hugh Lemasster for taxes owed for 1809 on a farm of 100 acres of second-rate land, 2 tiths, 3 slaves, and 7 horses.
Dates: 1811 March 6

Winifred Ruth O'Rear Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4133
Overview Mid-1930s diaries of a northeast Alabama woman
Dates: 1936-1937

Fred M. Owen letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3004
Overview A letter to Joshua P. Eyre from his friend, Fred M. Owen in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1868 August 6

Herman Packard journal

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1092
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.
Dates: 1837-1847

Mabelle Peabody Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3933
Overview Letter to Mabelle Peabody from Mabel telling about plans to visit
Dates: 1906

Annie Perkins commonplace book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3875
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

Perry County, Alabama, papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0139
Abstract Letters and other documents donated by a source in Perry County, Alabama. The collection consists of eight letters to Elias Benson. There is also one summons order included in the Elias Benson series. Another series contains the will of Philip Smith of South Carolina. The Thomas and Mary Jones series contains three statements of debt made to John E. Cook, along with an indenture statement and draft. The final series includes miscellaneous documents including deed certification, court records,...
Dates: 1796 - 1898

Pickett and Williams Families Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2576
Overview Contains information about the Pickett and Williams families as well as the 15th Alabama Infantry Division; also includes a membership application for the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Dates: 1980-2008

Prices of Domestic Produce in Confederate Treasury Notes from 1 January 1861 to 1 January 1865

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0352
Overview Prices of domestic produce in Confederate Treasury Notes from 1 January 1861 to 1 January 1865
Dates: 1861-1865

Reade family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3674
Overview Materials from three generations of the Reade family
Dates: 1917-1982

William Jesse Robinett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1624
Abstract This collection consists of a handwritten original paper and typescript copy containing the names of family members and stories about the family's experience during Rousseau's Raid, July 10-22, 1864, in which a Union Army force raided from Decatur, Alabama, to the southward.
Dates: 1957

E.U. Shea letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1856
Overview Handwritten letters from Private Lawrence Shea to his mother E.U. Shea.
Dates: ca. 1910-1920

Anne Findley Shores collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3743
Overview Papers, photographs, family Bible, and books of this Tuscaloosa family
Dates: 1885-1978

Joe Simpson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1276
Overview Documents pertaining to Simpson's personal and professional life.
Dates: unknown

Mary Lucinda Smith Commonplace Book

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4146
Overview Commonplace and copybook of this Birmingham, Alabama, young woman.
Dates: after 1860

Sue Spencer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1323
Overview This collection chiefly consists of correspondence from Sue Spencer to her family and friends during the time she spent with her husband and three sons living in Africa, an experience from which she published African Creeks I Have Been Up. Both the manuscript and galley proofs are included in this collection, as well as notes and observations for Mrs. Spencer's other publications, and newspaper clippings and other items related to Mrs. Spencer's life as an...
Dates: 1956 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1964

William Angelo Steele letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1347
Abstract A letter dated 26 December 1853, to his father, discussing the weather and requesting money for tuition and board at the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1853 December 26

W. C. Strong letter

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Identifier: MSS-0132
Abstract A January 1927 letter by W. C. Strong of Mobile, Alabama, recounting the circumstances surrounding the death of Robert F. Bell, Jr., an employee of the Munson Steam Ship Company docks who died on the job in late 1926.
Dates: 1927

David Crockett Stuart memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1364
Abstract A copy of Stuart's 1913 memoir, which discusses his early life, Civil War service in the Fourth Alabama Cavalry Regiment, and his move to Utah in 1872.
Dates: 1913

Letter from Sue to Sallie

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1369
Abstract A letter by an unknown author, to her sister Sallie, discussing war news, known wounded, and attitudes towards the war.
Dates: circa 1863

Milton Swift letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1375
Overview Two letters written from Swift to his sister Lucinda Baker, discussing living and working in Tuscumbia, Alabama, as well as health issues of his family and friends.
Dates: 1827,1834

Louise Swilley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1376
Abstract A 1927 letter from "Miss Ellen" in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to her aunt, Louise Swilley in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1927

Roy and Sara Swindell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2926
Overview Letters from Roy Swindell and Sara Swindell to their family, who lived in Chattanooga, and later Nashville, Tennessee. The letters discuss missing home, traveling for work, and Bible verses. One letter is from Sara to their son James, an officer in the armed services during World War II.
Dates: 1918-1935