This collection consists of a handwritten memoir titled "Retrospective of the War, of Mitchell's Civil War experiences, both growing up in Indiana and in the Army," which was read to the George W. Lennard post of the Grand Army of the Republic, New Castle, Indiana, on 14 June 1895. Mitchell never mentions his regimental number, but, judging by the date he states that it was mustered into the service--8 June 1864--it was perhaps the 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, whose service consisted of nothing more strenuous than guarding railroads in Tennessee and Alabama during the war's latter months. This fact is reflected in Mitchell's reminiscences, which contain no reference to war service other than the adventure of traveling from Indianapolis to Nashville.
A letter to Henry Holman Mize discussing Judge James J. Mayfield of Tuscaloosa.
Letters, dated between 1821 and 1838, describing business conditions in Mobile, Alabama, written by Mobile lawyers to northern merchants Enoch Silsby and William R. Bowers, updating them on the status of legal cases they had filed in Mobile and updates on the sale and production of cotton.
Two unrelated letters, dated from 1822 and 1831, containing information about Huntsville, Alabama.
Scrapbook of newspaper articles from Confederate newspapers (probably in Mobile, Alabama) documenting Civil War battles including the First Battle of Bull Run, the Siege of Lexington, and the Battle of Leesburg.
Scrapbooks of this Tuscaloosa, Alabama, women's organization documenting their monthly meetings and events, from 1983 through 2008.
Written in German, this document is addressed to M. Moll, Jr. Translation unavailable at this time.
A letter from Molli, of St. Paul, Minnesota, to her husband while he is away from home telling him that she has set up their new home and has been receiving visitors.
Part of a letter from Molly to W. M. Jones of Lacey, Arkansas. She discusses who other people will be boarding with.
Booklet about the Molton Apartments in Birmingham, Alabama, built in 1913, describing the apartments and their conveniences.
Virginia Parrot's mother writes to her in Denmark, South Carolina, and gives her advice on handling "mean" school children. She also mentions a local grade school fundraiser, the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, and daily life at home.
This collection consists of a handwritten paper about Indiana's contributions to the Civil War, read to the George W. Lennard post of the Grand Army of the Republic in New Castle, Indiana, on 2 March 1895 by Monenntly (?). It contains no references to any individual service or regiment, being an encomium lauding the service of Indiana regiments and officers. Were its hagiographic qualities in any doubt, ?Monenntly's paper actually heaps praise on General Ambrose Burnside, calling him "as fine a specimen of soldierly bearing as ever led men to battle," who "fairly earned and worthily wore two stars."
Contains two minute books, with entries from directors' and stockholders' meetings of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad from March 1846 to June 1870.
Record book listing deeds made, executed, and delivered in Montgomery County, Alabama.
Contains records of the Montgomery Mechanics' Hook and Ladder Company.
Ledger documenting expenses, admittances, and discharges at a Montgomery, Alabama, hospital from 1 April to 4 November 1861.
Correspondence, time book, and ledger of Birmingham, Alabama, industrialist J. A. Montgomery.
Articles covering the construction and dedication of the Frank M. Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus in 1987 and 1988.
Letters to and from John Moohr of Chicago, Illinois, a stamp collector and dealer, about collection prices, specifically Ethiopian stamps.
This collection consists of one letter dated January 28th written and signed by P. Lockett, private secretary to Governor Andrew B. Moore thanking Joel E. Mathews of Cahaba, Alabama for his generous gift. The newspaper clipping, which does not identify what newspaper it is from or when this clipping was printed, states that a letter dated January 20, 1861, from Joel Mathews of Dallas County was found in a batch of old papers. The clipping indicates that the letter covered a check for $15,000, payable in gold to A.B. Moore, then governor for the defense of Alabama. The clipping ends "More than 20 years have elapsed, the $15,000 went up in blood and smoke, the patriotic writer, and the no less patriotic Governor have gone the way of all flesh; but the bold letters conveying the gift, are as fresh and defiant appearing, as if the transaction were only yesterday."