Daily Life and Family
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 499 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.
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.
Abstract Letter written from Pickens County, Alabama, to Elizabeth Boswell, discussing school, friends, and social life.
Dates: 1844 September 1
Overview Letter and photograph, from Hayslette in Conde, France, to "My Dear Mother," thanking her for a Christmas parcel and expressing longings for home.
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.
Overview Two receipts from Huntsville, Alabama, for groceries in 1916 and 1917
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.
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.
Dates: 1861 - 1865
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.
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
Overview Letters written to his mother and brother while serving with the 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Peninsular Campaign and the Charleston Expedition
Dates: 1861-1898; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1863
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
Overview This collection consists of eighty-five photographs of Jerry A. Davis, Jr. (UA, MA, 1991), his friends and family, school pictures of Tuscaloosa Academy students, University of Alabama Sigma Chi fraternity parties, and vacation scenes.
Dates: 1979 - 1989
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
Overview Documents pertaining to Simpson's personal and professional life.
Abstract Sixty-eight reel to reels of family recordings and assorted music.
Dates: 1957 - 1982
Overview One card thanking family and friends for expressing sympathy for the death of the mother of possibly John B. Tomlinson.
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.
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
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
Abstract A collection of letters home from Europe, during and immediately after World War I.
Dates: 1918 - 1919
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
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.
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
Abstract Contract making Kate Beatty, a resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a member of the Birmingham Bridal Gift Association.
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
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
Overview Contains incoming correspondence to L.O. Dawson, a Baptist minister in west Alabama and east Mississippi at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, including letters from family members and friends as well as correspondence with members of the various religious organizations with which Dawson was affiliated.
Dates: 1893 - 1904
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."
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
Overview Letters to Elizabeth J. Coman of Athens, Alabama, from her husband and sisters between 1834 and 1843.
Overview An essay on deer hunting, ghost tales, Tom Haney, dipping, pranks, the hunter, and vocabulary
Dates: circa 1990
Abstract A collection of papers of a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, family, including some correspondence, financial papers, clippings, and sketches.
Dates: 1857 - 1950
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
Overview Letters from friends, family and business associates
Dates: 1861 - 1872
Abstract A letter from M. Smith in Autaga County, Alabama, to her aunt, Isabella McLauchlin, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The letter discusses current whereabouts and disposition of family members.
Abstract A letter dated 22 February 1894, to Belle R. Harrison, Danville, Kentucky. Contains general news of self and children.
Overview Letter dated 25 December 1885, from Maria in Wentworth, New Hampshire, to her cousin Martha in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Dates: 1885 December 25
Overview Letter from Marion Wilson of Jakarta, Indonesia, to Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Britton of Alaska, recounting the events of the past year.
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
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.
Abstract Handwritten letters from Mary Ann Starkey to her husband Horace Starkey in New York. She writes of family members, the Sabbath, church, and general well-being.
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
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.
Overview A collection of correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs created by these families.
Dates: 1830 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950
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