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Six pencil sketches of various military buildings and camps of the Civil War.
Letter from Confederate solider, G. Penn, to mother from Fort Lee, Virginia, during the Civil War. Discusses delays in assignment in the camp, soldier's living conditions, hopes to come home on leave soon. Refers to upcoming "great battle."
A letter written by Pennie to her relative, Nant, about the family and her brief courtship.
A letter from Kow Periba of Winneba, Ghana, West Africa, to the Christian Salvage Mission of Fowlerville, Michigan, for a Bible.
This collection consists chiefly of personal and family correspondence and photographs, together with diaries, essays, literary essays, literary manuscripts, legal and financial papers, receipts, clippings, memorabilia, and printed material relating to Stephens C. Perkins, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; his wife, Caroline A. Walker Perkins; his children, Brook, Edwin and Maude; and their children. The principal correspondent is P. W. Connor, of Virginia, who describes his life in the period 1840-1870, including the effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Photographs taken in late nineteenth-century Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and surrounding areas document the lives of Julian C. Perkins, his wife Mary (Mamie) Perkins, and their children Edwin, Brook, and Julian.
One commonplace book containing handwritten and published recipes as well as published poems collected by Perkins of Eutaw, Alabama.
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, official statements, indenture papers, excerpts from company minutes and poems.
The collection contains a letter written by Mrs. Peterson of Wabasha, Minnesota to Mrs. Hansen on Christmas Day. She mentions her children and her hope to maintain correspondence (the letter is signed "From your friends, Mr. and Mrs. Peterson").
Letters written from Colbert Shoals and Florence, Alabama, to a business partner about digging canals around shoals on the Tennessee River. Petrie discusses sickness, heavy rains, high water, and lack of funding.
A letter from Susan Petty to her sister in June 1869.
Letters to Genevieve Peyton of Gordonsville, Virginia between 9 March 1885 and 26 March 1886.
A letter to Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Haferman of San Francisco, California, from Chuck and Julia Pfarr in Kotna, Mt. Hagen, New Guinea.
Contains a newspaper article entitled "Yankee colonel wavered that terrible day, but orders were to burn U of A to ground" and the carbon copy of a letter from Charles G. Summersell to C.E. Williams about Phi Theta Kappa's presentation, "Vocata," commemorating the burning of the University of Alabama by Yankee soldiers in April, 1865, just weeks before Lee's surrender in Appomattox, Virginia. There are also four photographs to accompany the "Vocata" text with a page telling who is in photograph. Some of the people mentioned are Harriet Chappel Owsley (Mrs. Frank L.), Professor Bernard C. Weber, Charles C. Cantrell, Professor John Frazier Ramsey, Professor John F. Pancake, Professor Frank Lawrence Owsley (Sr.), Professor Charle Grayson Summersell, and Mrs. Charles G. Summersell.
Charter of the University of Alabama chapter of the freshman honor society
Letter detailing the movement of Union forces following the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, in April 1865.
The collection consists of one letter from Phillips to his wife Carroline [sic], written from Indianapolis, Indiana, on 9 September, no year stated. Phillips assures his wife early in the letter "that you are a going to get your bounty money," probably a reference to enlistment bounties that many states began to offer as enlistments began to drop off following the first flush of enthusiasm for the war. This suggests that the letter may date from 1862 or 1863 but there appears to be no other means of dating it. The remainder of the letter is largely devoted to describing how Phillips' friends are doing, although at one point he states "i [sic] tell you this is a lazy life[;] they are all sick of it."
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.
This collection contains letters written to and from members of the Pickett family for over one hundred years. Most of the early letters, particularly the Civil War era ones, are written by the women of the family; Sallie, Cassie, Mary and others. The 20th century letters are all to Wingate Pickett Jr. in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri, most of them from his mother in Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama. There are also some family history papers and other documents, including a portion of The Southern Literary Messneger (pages 199-256, no date given), a program card from a 1903 Montgomery Greys annual ball, an obituary for Mr. Eddie Ross Pickett (died March 5, 1994) and a tribute to Margaret Pickett (March 2, 1994; died January 4, 1994), and a hand-drawn family tree.
Ballots, voting lists, city council minutes, oaths of office, and correspondence related to elections in the town of Pickett Springs, Alabama, and a map of the area.
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