Photographs taken by Harper including botanical and geological subjects as well as images of farms, people, houses, and other everyday scenes. The photos cover 31 states but the bulk are from Alabama (2545), Florida (1527), Georgia (678), New York (164), California (111), Arkansas (107) and Maryland
(106). Harper mounted the photographs in scrapbooks organized by state, annotated each for location,
date and explanation of the photographic scene, and assigned each an identification number which
represented the scrapbook page and item number.
During his many travels throughout the United States and Canada, Alabama Geological Survey botanist, Roland Harper, collected railroad timetables as souvenirs of his trips. The railroad timetables date from 1887 to 1962 and many provide maps of the locations.
A letter written by Harriman to Miss Harriet D. Mitchell, thanking her for a gesture of kindness, as well as a newspaper clipping from 19 April 1963.
Includes typewritten copies of letters written between James William and Robert Harris, both serving in the Confederate States Army, and their family in Marengo County, Alabama.
Receipts from Greensboro, Alabama, stores and notes concerning the opening of the local telephone company in Greensboro in 1909.
Two diplomas awarded to Evie Eugenia Harris by the Tuskaloosa Female College in 1884 (Mistress of Arts) and in 1888 (Graduate in Art).
A letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to "Dear Sister" in Livingston, Alabama. It discusses the weather and going into winter quarters, decries the army, and expresses Harris's wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.
Miscellaneous papers related to Confederate military service, including a pension application and muster roll of Capt. Lovelace's Company of Light Artillery.
Letters from Senator Sampson W. Harris of Alabama, dating from 1848 to 1857, written from Washington, DC, to the Congressional Globe and to the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable J.C. Dobbin.
Mistress of Arts diploma awarded to Stella Searcy Harris in 1884 by the Tuskaloosa Female College.
Letters to Harrison, a member of the Tuscaloosa women's literary society, the Kettledrum, relating to her book of poetry. Correspondents include Martha Young and Augusta Evans Wilson.
A collection of letters to and from Maria (Harriet Pike) Gage. She was the sister of General Zebulon Montgomery Pike, the discoverer of Pike's Peak (1779-1813), and aunt of Clarissa Brown Pike Harrison, wife of John Cleves Symmes Harrison, son of William Henry Harrison. There are also transcripts of letters from William Henry Harrison dating from 1813 to 1840.
Letters to Harrison's father and brother.
A letter from L. A. Harrison of Kingston Center, Ohio to Clifton Stark of Mansfield, Ohio about the price of Stark's old land and the breeding of horses.
This collection contains a letter written in 1908 by Harry of Stockton, California, to his cousin, Libbie, making arrangements to ship his belongings to California.
Dr. John Harthan of Peru writes to Wilma and Dr. Foord Bichowsky. The letters include the South American opinion of the United States' actions in Germany and the immigration of Jews into Peru.
In this letter to his sister, a World War I soldier discusses friends and family and states that a friend of his was killed.
This collection contains a letter to Albert A. Hartzell, a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a member of Delta Kappa Episilon fraternity, from his mother. She tells him about a young man who asked for a copy of one his father's sermons that Mr. Hartzell had compiled for publication.
Christmas card from 2nd Lieutenant Robert Haruish to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clarke of Canton, New York.
The collection contains a bill of sale for a one-third interest in a parcel of land located in Birmingham, Alabama, owned by W. P. Harvey and being transferred to T. T. Eaton.