This collection contains a letter from William Mancott of Utica, Ohio, to Kenny Woodward of Annandale, Maryland, about the sale of a tract of land. He describes the elevations and vegetation which consists of good soil along with walnut and oak trees on its highest points. He also explains that there is a creek that runs nearby, but it is not close enough or strong enough for a mill.
Correspondence, diaries, biographical notes, record books (1857-1921), sermons, scrapbooks, memorabilia and other papers. The collection includes correspondence (1819-1868) and diaries (1826-1868) of Basil Manly (1798-1868), president of the University of Alabama, 1837-1855, and a founder of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (later renamed Furman University), which reflect the history of the period as well as his life as theologian and educator. It also contains correspondence (1869-1923) of his sons Basil (1825-1892) and Charles (1837-1924), president of Furman University, 1881-1897.
This collection currently contains a map of Alabama circa 1857, published by J. H. Colton and Company, New York.
Handwritten script outlining an 1847 initiation ceremony conducted by Mobile, Alabama's earliest mystic society, the Cowbellian de Rakin Society.
A letter from Margaret, in Litchfield, Illinois, to her sister Nancy Bouleware, in Pike County, Indiana, consoling Nancy on a death. She discusses the sorrow of losing a loved one and the hope of seeing them again. She plans to visit her sister in the upcoming summer.
Letter dated 25 December 1885, from Maria in Wentworth, New Hampshire, to her cousin Martha in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Page one of the 15 September 1950 newspaper, Journal American stating that the U.S. Marine assault forces had stormed the beaches on Inchon, Korea.
A letter from Marion to Irene P. Anderson of Hollywood, California about Marion's vacation in Zion National Park, Utah.
Three letters from sisters Anna, Emily, and Mary Maris of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, to relatives Edward and Elizabeth Paxson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, thanking them for Christmas gifts.
Legal documents pertaining to the distribution of Lewis L. Marks estate to his heirs. Also present are miscellaneous legal documents belonging to Robert M. Patton, administrator of Marks' estate.
Letter written by John Marshall on 14 July 1818, to Ann Willis about money sent to pay the tuition for Marshall's children.
Correspondence, research notes, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts related to "Tensas Doctor" and "Noise of Great Waters" by Marshall Wallace
The collection contains the deposition of Charles Marx, taken at the office of Sidney S. Baxter in Richmond, Virginia, with William F. Watson acting as notary. The suit was filed by W. Curr against Henry J. Tarr and John R. Ray. Mr. Marx, a farmer, was present for the trial of a new plough and spoke to its effectiveness.
A letter from Mary to Naomi about two women who are new to the facility and mentions the illnesses of several friends.
Mary writes from Meredith, New York, to to her cousin in Nunda Station, Livingston County, New York. She describes the advanced illness of someone referred to as "Dr." A baby is also discussed.
A letter from Mary of Northampton, Massachusetts, to her mother. She discussed daily life, fabrics, dyeing a dress, and the health of family members.
Reverend Father Aurelius Maschio of Matunga, Bombay, India, writes to the proprietor of Holland's Jewelry Store in Moline, Illinois, requesting a donation for the "poor victims of the earthquake and the floods" in India. Letter typed on air mail stationery.
Financial notebook includes lists of prices and shipping rates for items such as cotton, sugar, coffee and corn, as well as lists of currency exchange rates, United States cotton production rates, and Mobile cotton brokers.
Thomas Mathews writes to his friend, Robert John Black about his travels from England to America and about family left behind.
Letter from H.S.C. Matom to his nephew (no location is given). The letter discusses the death of a loved one and crop prices. Many words are spelled phonetically.