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Guide to the Jesse Carter Commonplace and Letterbook MSS.0284

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-06T16:02-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Jesse Carter Commonplace and Letterbook

Unit ID:

MSS.0284

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1823-1882

Abstract:

Commonplace and letterbook, with early entries dating from 1823, includes hand-written poetry and by authors such as Shakespeare and Lord Byron. Later entries date from at least 1843 and include copies of letters that mention Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras societies.

creator

Carter, Jesse

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains one book with entries made by various people in different time periods. Early entries in the book date from 1823 and are attributed to Jesse Carter. They include hand-written poetry by authors such as Shakespeare, Lord Byron, and Alexander Pope. Later entries made by an unknown person date from at least 1843 and include copies of letters that mention Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras societies. The author mentions the possibility of attending Cowbellion de Rakin Society and Strikers balls. The latest date in the book is 1882.

Preferred Citation:

Jesse Carter Commonplace and Letterbook, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Biographical/Historical note

Jesse Carter probably lived in the Mobile, Alabama, area in 1823.

Source(s)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Mobile County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Organizations (localbroad)

Poems (aat)

Sports, Recreation and Leisure (localbroad)

United States--Social conditions (lcsh)

Commonplace and Letterbook Box 3587