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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Ann and Robert Selvidge Foster papers MSS.0531

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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

January 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-04T14:07-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Ann and Robert Selvidge Foster papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0531

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1833-1859

Abstract:

Primarily receipts and statements but the collection also includes Robert S. Foster’s will and a deed for 1,274 acres of land from the heirs of Robert S. Foster to Edmond L. Prince in 1859 for the sum of $19,110.00. Most of the statements are for the freight, wharfage, drayage, weighing and storage of cotton shipped by steamboats, and are listed for either Mrs. Ann Foster or the Estate of Robert S. Foster. Other receipts are for the purchase of clothing, books and magazine subscriptions.

creator

Foster, Ann, b. 1790

creator

Foster, Robert Selvidge, fl. 1833-1859

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of receipts and statements primarily for Ann Foster of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, but it also includes Robert Selvidge Foster’s will and a deed for 1,274 acres of land from the heirs of Robert S. Foster to Edmond L. Prince in 1859 for the sum of $19,110.00. The document lists the heirs as “Ann Foster, James M. Foster, George W. Foster, Louisa F. Gates formerly Louisa F. Foster, and Cornelia Foster in their own proper persons, and John Y. Foster, C.R. Gates, William L. Foster and Wade Foster by their attorney in fact James M. Foster.”

Most of the statements are for the freight, wharfage, drayage, weighing and storage of cotton shipped by steamboats, and are listed for either Mrs. Ann Foster or the Estate of Robert S. Foster. Other receipts are for the purchase of clothing, books and magazine subscriptions.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008; updated by S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

The Ann and Robert Selvidge Foster papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Edwin Blair, 1987

Biographical/Historical note

Ann and Robert Selvidge Foster were cotton farmers in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in the 1800s. Ann Foster was born in the District of Columbia in the late 1790s (the 1860 U.S. Census gives her age as 61).

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Cotton farmers--Alabama--History (lcsh)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Deeds (aat)

Farming and Agriculture (localbroad)

Financial records (aat)

Receipts (financial records) (aat)

Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Wills (aat)

Papers Box 2908