This collection is primarily made up of letters between members of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, family between 1838 and 1883, the majority of which were written between 1850 and 1868.
A genealogical record of the ancestors of Lily Dorman Ramsey, plus family correspondence of the Dormans and Noels of Greensboro and Mobile, Alabama.
This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The George Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles.
Collection contains letters written by Ambrose Doss of Jefferson County, Alabama, to his wife, Sarah Brake Doss while he was in Co. C of the 19th Alabama Regiment from the time of his enlistment in 1861 until his death on 1864 July 5 near Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia. There is also a letter from Lt. J. W. Rouse, dated 1864 July 6, to Sarah telling her of Ambrose's death and burial. There are several miscellaneous documents including a short biographical sketch of Doss and a booklet titled "Jefferson Warriors: A History of Company C, 19th Alabama Regiment" written in honor of the Company's 1986 reunion.
This collection consists of seven pages of material, mostly photocopied, from a nineteenth-century scrapbook. The most significant item is a pencil sketch of the Rotunda on the campus of The University of Alabama. The signature "Douthitt" is discernable in the bottom corner of the page. Several of the photocopied pages contain articles relating to the death of Major John L. M. Pelham of Calhoun County, Alabama, during the Civil War in March 1863.
This collection consists of a memory book kept by Kathryne Dowling documenting her senior year at Dale County High School in Ozark, Alabama.
Letters from Dragoo to his wife Lois and daughter Sandra Sue in Muncie, Indiana, telling of his arrival and attempts to find housing for the three of them at Fort McClellan Infantry Replacement Training Center in Alabama.
Joint statement made by Jack Drake, Ralph Knowles and George Dean relating to an alleged undercover informant/agent provocateur during student unrest in 1971(?).
Letters written to William H. Drake of Maine, by Clyde C. Potter of Waltham, Massachusetts, and John Morrill, Drake's lawyer, regarding a legal matter.
Manuscript copy of the 51st issue of the Dreams and Nightmares magazines.
A letter written in 1848 by Drinker and Morris to Lindsay and Blakiston, booksellers, placing an order for several books.
Photographs (including rolled unit photograph), postcards, German marks, French francs, and Special TDY Orders of this west Alabama native.
Contains newspaper serialization of John Witherspoon DuBose's Chronicles of the Canebreak, as well as photographs, correspondence, biographical sketches and newspaper clippings related to this Alabama historian.
A letter dated 9 July 1862, to S. Price Edwards, Collector of Customs at Liverpool, regarding a gunboat (C.S.S. Alabama) being built in the yard of Mssrs. Laird. Holograph copy.
This collection consists of one letter from Duffield to Major Lewis M. Maney, C.S.A., relative to a grape vine sent by Duffield to Maney in 1862, and to Maney's impending visit to Woodside. It also refers to Maney as one "who sheltered me when a stranger, and who healed and comforted me when wounded and a prisoner," evidently a reference to the two men's encounter during the Civil War. That, however, is the lone reference to the conflict.
A scrapbook of essays and poems clipped from Civil War era newspapers.
Typescript copy of a letter written by C.W. Duke in Smith County, Texas, to Mr. D.W. Walkley describing life in Texas.
A letter from Frances Dunbar, of Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen Wallace of Jacksontown, Ohio, about her daughters.
Paul Laurence Dunbar writes from Dayton, Ohio, to Mr. Earl N. Hale, in Dayton, Ohio, in response to a request for an autograph and discusses a recent illness.
Esther Duncan writes to Mrs. Neely, a friend. Esther requests a favor of her friend concerning her Uncle Switzer's health.