Daily Life and Family
Subject Source: Localbroad
Found in 278 Collections and/or Records:
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.
File — Box WSC001, Folder: W0129.12
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
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
Overview Two letters to Mary Torrey about her upcoming marriage
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
Abstract Letters written mainly to Russell F. Trask, E.M. 1/c aboard the U.S.S. Apollo (A.S. 25) by his wife, LeElda “Lee” Trask of Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Some of the letters are written to Trask by his mother and other family member. Twenty-eight of the letters are written to Lee by Trask.
Abstract A letter dated 4 March 1861, from Charleston, South Carolina to his son, W. L. Trenholm, in Montgomery, Alabama introducing the bearer, a Mr. Cathers, his wife, and her sister, Mrs. Pennnington.
Dates: 1861 March 4
Abstract A series of typed letters sent to family and friends by this Mobile, Alabama, resident describing his and his immediate family's experiences during and following Hurricane Frederick, which hit Mobile September 12-13, 1979.
Abstract A letter dated 7 July 1840, from New Orleans, to his father in Greensburg, Kentucky, discussing business, Vaughn's health, and local excitement over an election.
Dates: 1840 July 7
Overview Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings about this prominent Tuscaloosa, Alabama, family.
Overview Newsy letter from a woman in Montgomery, Alabama, to a friend in Tallahassee, Florida, where she used to live.
Dates: 1850 February 27
Overview Letters, recipes, and love poems, as well as her diary, written between 1857 and 1864 in Huntsville, Alabama, with her daily thoughts, favorite excerpts from literature and history, math problems, drawings of architecture, and problem solving.
Overview Statements from the Watkins Mercantile and Banking Company of Faunsdale, Alabama, detailing items purchased by Miss Winnie Walker in the last quarter of 1892.
File — Box WSC001, Folder: W0129-10
Scope and Contents The collection contains a letter from Wendell L. Willkie, dated February 10, 1940, to John Calhoun Caldwell of Birmingham, Alabama. Willkie thanks Caldwell for commenting on an article Willkie wrote for Reader's Digest.
Dates: 1940 February 10
Overview Extensive scrapbook concerning the life and home of Annie Wheeler, daughter of "Fighting" Joe Wheeler.
Overview A collection of letters written by James White to his mother and father, describing the fortifications at Tullahoma, Tennessee; others from White's son Obadiah White to his mother, relating clothing needs and rumors of troop movements; and from Jesse A. Justice to his wife, relating camp news, the incidence of sickness, and rumors of movement.
Overview Letters between Peyton Norvell Wiggins and his father and stepmother, Charles Ruben Wiggins Sr. and Elizabeth Toombs Wiggins.
Dates: 1942-1974; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1956
Overview Legal documents, financial records, correspondence, and other personal papers of this Tuscaloosa County probate judge in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Overview Receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile, Alabama, merchants detailing personal expenditures; also includes seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news.
Overview Contains notes, photograph albums, scrapbooks, notebooks, research notes, geneaology notes, family records, wills and letters on the Wood family from the 1860's-1972.
Overview An extensive collection, including business and personal correspondence, financial records, photographs, and other materials of this Birmingham, Alabama, family, which owned and operated the Woodward Iron Company.
Dates: 1829 - 1958; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1950
Abstract This collection contains diaries, correspondence, and other materials related to four generations of this Tennessee/Alabama family.
Overview An incomplete typescript copy (18 pp.) of, "Memoirs of Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright, CSA."
Abstract A letter from William S. Wright of Pittsford, Vermont, to Emerson R. Wright in Greenville, Alabama. The letter discusses education, family matters, and the evils of slavery.
Dates: 1840 February 24
Abstract An extensive collection of correspondence, diaries and legal and financial papers relating to John Henry Irby Wynn (1787-1854), teacher and farmer in Limestone County, Alabama, and his son Alexander Montgomery (1823-1897), daughter-in-law Martha (Curtis) Wynn (1826-1907), and grandson John Robert Wynn (ca. 1860-1896). The diaries include accounts of Alexander Wynn's trip to Arkansas in the 1850s.
Overview Letters and papers of this Hale County, Alabama, family. Also included are autographed copies of Alice Coleman Griffin three books: Laura's Letters, Laura's and Her Children's Letters, and Laura's Family's Letters.
Abstract A collection of letters home from Europe, during and immediately after World War I.
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.