Eliza Fielding diary

Eliza Fielding diary

Eliza Fielding was born in 1847 and lived near Athens, Alabama. In this diary (1866 to 1867), she describes her daily life, discussing relationships; domestic duties (such as sewing and weaving); visitors to her home; religious camp meetings; and other activities. Her writings provide a glimpse...

    Harriett Pinkston Engelhardt correspondence

    Harriett Pinkston Engelhardt correspondence

    Harriet Engelhardt was born in 1919 to a prominent family in Montgomery, Alabama. During World War II, she operated a Red Cross Clubmobile, serving U.S. troops across France, Germany, and Austria. In October 1945, the day before her scheduled return to the United States, she was killed in a jeep...

    • Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1944, January to June
    • Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1944, July to September
    • Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1944, October to December
    • Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1945, January to May
    • Harriett Engelhardt correspondence, 1945, June, to 1946
    • Instructions for sewing and fabric care

      Instructions for sewing and fabric care

      Illustrated book of instructions for sewing techniques and fabric care. The creator is unknown, but the work was compiled in the 1860s and is located in the Lela Legare papers at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Pages 1 through 4 are missing, and the index is incomplete....

        Laura Beecher Comer diary

        Laura Beecher Comer diary

        Laura Beecher (niece of abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher and cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe) moved from New Haven, Connecticut, to Alabama in 1848. Later that year, she married James Comer, a planter in Russell County. Despite her family's strong ties to the abolitionist movement, Laura Beecher...

          Lavinia Bright Walker diary

          Lavinia Bright Walker diary

          Lavinia Bright was born in 1916 in Alabama, and her family moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1920. There she attended Northwestern High School and Wayne State University, after which she taught elementary school for over forty years. She married William Walker in 1946, and the couple had one son....

            Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence

            Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence

            This collection consists of correspondence (1901 to 1968) from the papers of Lila Bess Olin Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama. Most notable are the letters written among the three women of the family: Lila Bess; her mother, Juliet Cook Olin; and her daughter, Juliette Hampton Morgan. Juliette Morgan,...

            • Juliette Hampton Morgan drafts, 1952 to 1957
            • Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1901 to 1936
            • Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1938 to 1944
            • Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1945
            • Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1946 to 1952
            • Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1956
            • Lila Bess Olin Morgan family correspondence, 1957 to 1968
            • Melissa Russell diary

              Melissa Russell diary

              Melissa Russell, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, traveled to Alabama in 1835 with her brother, Henry. She kept this diary during their trip from New York to Mobile, and then up the Alabama River to Tallassee, where Henry worked as an Indian agent.In this diary, Russell describes fellow...

                Nannie Nix Rayburn diary

                Nannie Nix Rayburn diary

                Nannie Nix was in 1837 in Lawrence County, Alabama. After studying education at Mary Sharpe College in Winchester, Tennessee, she moved to Guntersville, Alabama. She taught in the public school there from 1862 to 1863 (when she married Samuel King Rayburn), and resumed teaching in 1871,...

                  Sally Randle Perry diary

                  Sally Randle Perry diary

                  After the death of her husband in the Civil War, Sally Randle Perry and her two sons continued to live at "Ingleside, the family plantation on the Alabama River in Dallas County. In this diary (1867 to 1868), she discusses farm life, child rearing, and the management of servants. She also...