Primarily receipts and statements but the collection also includes Robert S. Foster's will and a deed for 1,274 acres of land from the heirs of Robert S. Foster to Edmond L. Prince in 1859 for the sum of $19,110.00. Most of the statements are for the freight, wharfage, drayage, weighing and storage of cotton shipped by steamboats, and are listed for either Mrs. Ann Foster or the Estate of Robert S. Foster. Other receipts are for the purchase of clothing, books and magazine subscriptions.
Letters written by and to Foster between 1907 and 1938, as well as some miscellaneous correspondence written by Foster's family members and members of the United States House of Representatives concerning his application to the Consular Services. There is also a small collection of letters written in German; Foster's report cards from Male High School (1875-1881) and his first semester grades from The University of Alabama in 1882; reports cards for his brothers, Sumner B., Thomas J., Henry B., and Clement C. Foster; and photographs, financial statements, tax receipts, insurance policies, as well as miscellaneous class rolls and other papers.
Warranty deed for property in Alabama given by Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Foster to Mrs. Sallie H. Hester
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.
The 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). The papers relate principally to Hill's activities as a planter and minister.
A fire insurance policy dated 22 December 1881, taken out by Mary M. Foster of Clayton, Alabama, on her "frame dwelling house part one & half story & part one story, & dining room & kitchen attached, occupied by her. . . . "
Scrapbook and folder containing newspaper and magazine articles as well as tributes to Foster, who died four years after becoming president of the University of Alabama.
Typescript copies of a lengthy and detailed letter from Foster during the siege of Vicksburg, to his wife, begun before communications were cut off and continued at intervals throughout the siege (June 1863) until the city's surrender to Union forces on 4 July 1863.
The collection consists of one scrapbook containing documents from 1918-1919. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings discussing conferences and programs of the Four-Minute Men and the Four-Minute Men's Women's Division. It also contains programs from banquets and conferences as well as letters pertaining to awards and the honorable discharge of the Four-Minute Men.
Letter from Frances of Sheffield, Massachusetts, to her friend, Mary J. Porter, of Lenox, Massachusetts.
The collection contains a letter from Francis of Carbon Hill, Ohio, to his uncle about the miners' strike saying that it is the worst one he can remember.
In 1888, a letter (of which only a fragment remains) was written to Frank from an unknown author in Middlebourne, West Virginia. On the back is another portion of a letter addressed to "My Darling Boy" presumably from the same author.
A letter written in 1883 by Frank of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Louisa Voss of Cincinnati, Ohio about the death of a mutual friend.
Letters to Wilhelm Franke, a German national living in Springfield, Massachusetts, from family and friends in Germany. The letters are all in German and there is no translation available at this time.
A paper titled "Jefferson County 1850," written by this Birmingham, Alabama, native at the request of the Birmingham Historical Society and includes a detailed listing of the county's merchants and political leaders circa 1850.
This collection consists of thirteen letters and one postcard to Jennie Freely of Birmingham, Alabama and Goshen, Kentucky, from friends and family, and one letter to Isom Freely, Goshen, Kentucky, from his brother, Henry Freely, Birmingham, Alabama, April 10, 1957. The letters are dated from September 5, 1954 to September 19, 1957. The letters are about friends’ and families’ sicknesses and deaths, marriages, and other issues of daily life.
Minutes of this Pickensville, Alabama, Freemasons lodge, 1840-1841.
An 1866 resolution addressed to President Andrew Johnson by two Alabama freemasons chapters, requesting the pardon and release of several associates.
The pamphlets were used to spread the word of revolution, but never created with the intention of lasting over 200 years. This ephemera was digitized from the over 300 pamphlets from the period of the French Revolution housed in the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library's Rare Books Collection. The pamphlets include writings by some of the best known players of the French Revolution and Directory periods, including Robespierre, St. Juste, Desmoulins, and Danton.
A letter written by Mrs. E. W. Frewin from Norfolk, England, to her children in Canada.