Daily Life and Family
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 366 Collections and/or Records:
Kate Beatty Birmingham Bridal Gift Association membership certificate
Abstract Contract making Kate Beatty, a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a member of the Birmingham Bridal Gift Association.
Mary C. Kelly scrapbook
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
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.
King family papers
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
Kolb Family Letters
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 from E.J. to Mrs. Gould
Abstract Letter to Mrs. Gould from E.J. in Madison, Georgia, discussing rumors about an engaged couple and another rumor about a doctor. Letter marked "Private."
Letter to Servant Cokeram
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"
Overview An essay on deer hunting, ghost tales, Tom Haney, dipping, pranks, the hunter, and vocabulary
Dates: circa 1990
Little Family Papers
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
Overview Letter from Thomas Wier to his niece Mary Lussier
Grace Lykens correspondence
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
Overview Letter dated 25 December 1885, from Maria in Wentworth, New Hampshire, to her cousin Martha in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Dates: 1885 December 25
Martha Jane Coleman Banks commonplace book
Abstract Commonplace book containing diary entries, recipes, miscellaneous writings, newspaper clippings, and poems; created by Martha Jane Coleman Banks of Columbus, Mississippi.
Dates: Circa 1848-1865
Martha Young papers
Abstract The collection contains many of the works, both published and unpublished, many in the dialect of Southern African Americans, written by Martha Young of Greensboro, Alabama, in the late 19th century and early 20th century, as well as correspondence, photographs and pictures, genealogical information on the Tutwiler and Young families, and other miscellaneous items. Martha Young was the granddaughter of Henry Tutwiler and niece of Julia Tutwiler.
Mary Robbins Letter
Overview One letter from Mary to her mother, Mrs. L. J. Robbins of Roanoke, Indiana. Mary writes home while visiting Laura and tells her mother about Laura's cooking, deals on fabric, a barber named John, and forwards a message from her cousin.
McCorvey and Tutwiler families papers
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
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
Overview Letters to Jennie Miller (Mrs. Earl Adams) of Shelby, Ohio, and Angola, Indiana, from friends and family
Overview Miscellaneous genealogies of various Alabama families
Dates: after 1950
Frank M. Moody papers
Overview Poster with family Christmas cards and a scrapbook about Frank M. Moody
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
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
Overview Mid-1930s diaries of a northeast Alabama woman
Fred M. Owen letter
Overview A letter to Joshua P. Eyre from his friend, Fred M. Owen in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Dates: 1868 August 6
Pauline Jones Gandrud papers
Overview The collection contains genealogical research notes covering 1820-1880, including county data, church and marriage records, family histories, and other information created and gathered by this Alabama genealogist. The collection also contains a list of military pension and bounty land applications.
Dates: circa 1900-1980
Mabelle Peabody Letters
Overview Letter to Mabelle Peabody from Mabel telling about plans to visit
Perry County, Alabama, papers
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
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.
Prices of Domestic Produce in Confederate Treasury Notes from 1 January 1861 to 1 January 1865
Overview Prices of domestic produce in Confederate Treasury Notes from 1 January 1861 to 1 January 1865
Reade family papers
Overview Materials from three generations of the Reade family
Robert Jemison, Jr. Papers
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
Samuel D. Cameron and Maxwell A. Cameron Papers
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
Searcy Family Photographs
Abstract Photos of this Tuscaloosa family are in two photograph albums that contain images from and around The University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa County, including Bryce Hospital, the Tuscaloosa Centennial celebrations, and Warrior River (bridge and flooding), and family activities.
Dates: 1870 - 1987
E.U. Shea letters
Overview Handwritten letters from Private Lawrence Shea to his mother E.U. Shea.
Dates: ca. 1910-1920
Anne Findley Shores collection
Overview Papers, photographs, family Bible, and books of this Tuscaloosa family
Joe Simpson papers
Overview Documents pertaining to Simpson's personal and professional life.
Mary Lucinda Smith Commonplace Book
Overview Commonplace and copybook of this Birmingham, Alabama, young woman.
Dates: after 1860
Snow Family Photographs
Overview Three photo albums created by the Snow family from Tuscaloosa.
Dates: 1865 - 1920
Sue Spencer Papers
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
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
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.
David Crockett Stuart memoir
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.
Letter from Sue to Sallie
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
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.
Louise Swilley letter
Abstract A 1927 letter from "Miss Ellen" in Cleveland Heights, Ohio to her aunt, Louise Swilley in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Roy and Sara Swindell Letters
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.
Thornhill: the story of a house: typescript, after 1900
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W 0129.12
Scope and Contents The unnamed author of this manuscript recounts over one hundred years of her family's history in this central Alabama home. She tells of family favorites and jealousies, fortunes and poverty, and through it all, their ties to the house.
Dates: after 1900
G. A. Tompkins letter
Abstract A letter from Tompkins to his brother, Charles Tompkins, Jr. in King William County, Virginia, discussing family news, personal health, and cotton farming.
Dates: 1842 November 20
Mary Torrey papers
Overview Two letters to Mary Torrey about her upcoming marriage
Louisa Anna Toulmin letter
Abstract A letter dated 5 August 1842, from Toulminville, Mobile County, Alabama, to Mrs. Samuel Ward, Newport, Rhode Island. In it Toulmin thanks Ward for the time spent together on her trip north the previous year, and inquires about various people.
Dates: 1842 August 5