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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Edwin Hardy Foster papers MSS.0532

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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 2013-04-04T15:01-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Edwin Hardy Foster papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0532

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.8 Linear feet

Dates:

1872-1938

Language of Materials note

English & German

Abstract:

Letters written by and to Foster between 1907 and 1938, as well as some miscellaneous correspondence written by Foster’s family members and members of the United States House of Representatives concerning his application to the Consular Services. There is also a small collection of letters written in German; Foster’s report cards from Male High School (1875-1881) and his first semester grades from The University of Alabama in 1882; reports cards for his brothers, Sumner B., Thomas J., Henry B., and Clement C. Foster; and photographs, financial statements, tax receipts, insurance policies, as well as miscellaneous class rolls and other papers.

creator

Foster, Edwin Hardy, b. 1866

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of letters written by and to Edwin Hardy Foster of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, between 1907 and 1938. There is also some miscellaneous correspondence written by Foster’s family members as well as correspondence with members of the United States House of Representatives concerning Foster’s application to the Consular Services. There is also a small collection of letters written in German.

The collection also has Foster’s report cards from Male High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 1875 to 1881 and his first semester grades from The University of Alabama in 1882. There are also reports cards for his younger brother, Clement C. Foster, from 1884 to 1885; his next oldest brother, Henry B., from 1875 to 1882; his brother, Joshua H., from 1875 to 1881; his oldest brother, Sumner B., from 1872 to 1876; and his middle brother, Thomas J., from 1872 to 1878.

There are photographs (only three of the nineteen are labeled), financial statements, tax receipts and insurance policies, and miscellaneous class rolls and other papers.

Processing Information:

Processed by

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

Preferred Citation:

The Edwin Hardy Foster Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Retrieved from a University-owned building prior to demolition, 1989

Biographical/Historical note

Edwin Hardy Foster was born on 14 June 1866, the eighth child of Joshua Hill and Cornelia Bacon Foster of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He received his A.M. from the University of Alabama in 1886 where he taught German and English from 1902 until the early 1940s. Before returning to UA, he was a Professor of English at Howard College (now Samford University) from 1897 to 1903. He married Margaret Chunn of Washington, D.C. in July 1896; they had two sons, Julian B. and Joshua H. Foster.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Education (localbroad)

Financial records (aat)

Insurance policies (aat)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Photographs (aat)

School records (aat)

Students (localbroad)

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) (lcsh)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Faculty/Staff (Local)

Papers (Box 3205) Box 3205

Papers (Box 3206) Box 3206