The collection contains one bound diary with entries offering details of the author's daily life and routine near Olney, Illinois.
Letter written by Hugh Mallory of Selma, Alabama, on August 15, 1932 to an unidentified person asking for names of others in the recipient's community whom Mallory could contact regarding the use of the highways by busses and trucks being operated for personal profit. Also included is a letter to the State Legistlature requesting that body to regulate such usage.
Ledger documenting the sale of materials such as molasses, coffee, and sugar, as well as the sale of slaves.
A letter from a mother to her children from Roaring River State Park in Missouri. She and her husband have been fishing while on vacation and she says that the fish are not really biting.
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.
Letters showing Manning's efforts to stop the disenfranchisement of African American voters in Alabama in early twentieth century.
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.