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A letter from S. Y. Thomas, of Yorkville, Tennessee, to his sister Jane B. Ireland, of Richmond, Virginia, dated July 11, 1848, which discusses family matters, family deaths, illness in the vicinity, religion, and the 1848 presidential election.
One leather bound volume containing prose and poetry written to "Miss Sallie Thomas" of "Oak City" between 1873 and 1883.
This collection contains an unpublished biography of Mrs. Dupont Thompson, a board member of Partlow State School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Ledger documenting the expenses of Russell County, Alabama, planter George H. Thompson.
Contents of the collection include correspondence, primarily handwritten and of a personal nature. The bulk of materials are from Thompson's family members, including his mother, Marie Thompson, and sister, Janet Thompson, with a few letters from aunts and cousins. The remaining majority consists of letters from friends, primarily girlfriends. While most of this collection consists of Thompson's incoming correspondence, there is one folder of letters written by Thompson to a high school girl friend. The conversation across letters emphasizes school and social happenings. Politics and the economy (Great Depression) do not receive much notice, though a change in the tone of letters is noticeable from the 1920's to the 1930's, becoming more sober and fatalistic.
The collection contains a brief note written by James Thompson of El Paso, Illinois, to W. O. Ensign of Rutland, Illinois, about business and the illness of a mutual friend.
This collection consists principally of correspondence concerning the Alabama Militia, 1836-1839, and records of the 14th Brigade, Alabama Militia, 1837-1839.
Legal documents and receipts, primarily from Fayette and Lamar Counties of west Alabama covering much of the nineteenth century.
Letters to Will R. Thorpe of Milton Junction, Wisconsin from November 15 to December 21, 1905 from F. C. Buten of Chicago, Illinois concerning the sale of some property of Buten's.
Letter written by Herschel Tiffany, of Kansas City, Missouri, on 29 August 1925, to his wife in Paducah, Kentucky.
Manuscript of Tilford's book that charts the ups and downs of The University of Alabama during the turbulent decade of the 1960s.
Galley proofs of Tillery's novel Red Bone Woman, published by the New York firm of J. Day in 1950.
Report from Tillson to his commander, General Irvin McDowell, through McDowell's chief of staff, Colonel Edmund Schriver, about the Union's artillery in three actions of the second Manassas (Bull Run) campaign in 1862.
This collection contains letters, some of them Civil War related, and poems to Rachel Lyons, of Columbia, South Carolina, primarily from the period 1861-1863.
Letter from Jennie Tinsley, a Christian missionary in Lucknow, India, in 1874, to a Mrs. Willing, telling about the conversion of the local people to Christianity.
Materials relating to the military service of Major General James B. Tipton, including the transcript of an oral history given in 1985 and two scrapbooks, one of photographs from the 1930s-1940s and another of newspaper clipping from the 1930s-1960s. A pilot and pilot instructor with the United States Army Air Forces, later the United States Air Force, Tipton served in World War II and in the Korean War.
Program, cast list, and script of To Arms in the Valley, an historical play about the Civil War set in northern Alabama and presented by the Tennessee Valley Historical Society and the Colbert-Lauderdale Civil War Centennial Commemoration Committee in 1961.
Document to the people of Alabama from thirty-three men at the 1861 secession convention explaining why they did not sign the Ordinance of Secession. The document is signed in type by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two others.
This collection consists of a single proclamation by Governor Tod, commemorating the service of and officially discharging one of the so-called "Squirrel Hunters," Frank Rockway of Clark County Ohio, 4 March 1863. In late August and early September 1862, southern Ohio was threatened with invasion by a Confederate force under General Kirby Smith at Richmond, Kentucky. Governor Tod called upon able-bodied men to form an impromptu militia to defend Cincinnati, to which some 15,000 men, subsequently officially designated the "Squirrel Hunters," responded. Rockway's discharge states that without the loyal response of the "Squirrel Hunters," "our dear state would have been invaded by a band of pirates determined to overthrow the best government on earth; our wives and children would have been violated and murdered, and our homes plundered and sacked. Your children, and your children's children, will be proud to know that you were one of this glorious band."
Milo Todd writes to friend John Douglass Fowler about crops, the end of the world, and "Western Fever."
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