This collection contains two related articles by Matthew Lively and Daniel Wadley Josselyn. Each article is titled The Lively Complex with differing subtitles.
The collection contains a letter Lizzie received from her cousin in Cheltenham about the family. The Whiskey Ring trial had began, and many wealthy and affluent members of the community had been implicated. (The Whiskey Ring Scandal trials began in Jefferson City, Missouri in October 1875.) Her cousin also told her about a feud between Catholic and Protestant priests over the control of the public school system in St. Louis.
She discusses attending dancing school, her impressions of the English moving into her town, and daily life.
Ten letters between a young woman living in Steubenville, Ohio, and a young man fighting for the Union Army in the Civil War.
Allie W. Long writes to her great aunt, S.A. Cathey in Farmington, Tennessee, from Weatherford, Texas. She introduces herself and her siblings, mentions the death of her grandmother, and that her father has been ill for several years, adding a request for Miss Cathey to visit the family in Weatherford.
The collection contains a letter from Aunt Lou in Illinois to her nephew Milo Horn in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Aunt Lou discusses their family, how she'll continue to pray for him, and how she wishes the war would end quickly.
Letter sent from Louisa of Danvers, Massachusetts, to her friend Belinda. In the letter she discusses her children and other domestic issues.
Expenses ledger for Louisiana state troops from 1862 to 1863.
Ledger and tally sheet for the J. R. Lowe, Dealers in General Merchandise and Cotton Factors, in McGhee, Alabama.
The collection contains a single letter from Lowe [the name is not certain] to Miss Roxy Barker of Limerick, New York, a small community close to Watertown. Lowe's letter is dated 11 February 1862 (the final digit spills off the edge of the page) and was sent from Falls Church, Virginia, where his Civil War unit was stationed. In it he describes conducting skirmishing drill, provisions, tents and sleeping arrangements,equipment, discipline, religous observance, and his own prayer that "I may be prepared to go in peace when it is mine to go [sic] if it is on the field of action or elsewhere".
This collection contains newspaper clippings concerning a feud between Representative William M. Lowe of Alabama and Senator John A. Logan of Illinois.
Letters from Marine recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, at the end of World War Two, to family (father and brothers) at home in Youngstown, Ohio. Describes camp life, training, and happiness in Marines.
Written just months after the war ended by O.A. Luckett of Canton, Mississippi, these letters provide a glimpse into a former slave owner's post-war viewpoint. Luckett said "we are all ruined" and refered to this period as "dark and troublesome times."
Short, handwritten biography of this Alabama physician and congressman.
Letter from M.E. Ludington of Fulton, New York, to J.H. Ruggler, Chief Clerk at the Canal Department in Albany, New York, on behalf of Mr. Terry. He asks him to inquire about a contract that was made and contained an estimate to build a bridge over the Oswego Canal.
Letter from Luichen to George about purchasing Christmas presents.
Biographical sketches and obituary of this Wetumpka, Alabama native.
Battle flag of Lumsden's Battery, Company "F", 2nd Light Artillery Battalion.
A brief note from Ella Luther written to her grandfather requesting that he come see his son, Daniel Miller, in town before before he (Daniel Miller) leaves town the following day.
Letters to Paul Neal Luther of Jeffersonville, Indiana, between 1973 and 1978, while he was a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and later while he was at the Naval Educational Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island.