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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Joshua Hill Foster papers MSS.0535

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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

November 2009

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Joshua Hill Foster papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0535

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

2.6 Linear feet (1350 items)

Dates:

1839-1904

Abstract:

Papers of a University of Alabama graduate, Baptist minister, planter, teacher (University of Alabama, 1873-1892) and president of Alabama Central Female College, 1869-1873.

creator

Foster, Joshua Hill, 1819-1904

Preferred Citation:

Joshua Hill Foster papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Joshua Hill Foster, son of James and Mary Ellen Hill Foster, was born on 17 March 1819, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. He was educated

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the papers of a University of Alabama graduate, Baptist minister, planter, teacher (University of Alabama, 1873-1892) and president of Alabama Central Female College, 1869-1873. The papers relate principally to Foster's activities as a planter and minister.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. M.W. Trippe, 1978

Biographical/Historical note

Joshua Hill Foster, son of James and Mary Ellen Hill Foster, was born on 17 March 1819 in Tuscaloosa County. He was educated in the schools of Tuscaloosa County and graduated at the head of his class from the University of Alabama in 1839. Over his lifetime, he was a tutor, a teacher, a professor, a college president, and a Baptist minister.

On 26 December 1843, Foster married Lucy Bolling, daughter of Dr. Clement and Sarah Lane Billingslea; the couple had one daughter, Lucie Billingslea. Lucy died in 1847, and Foster remarried on 24 February 1853 to Frances Cornelia Bacon. The couple had six children: Clement C.; Edwin Hardy; Henry Bacon; Joshua Hill, Jr.; Thomas J.; and Sumner B.

Foster died in Tuscaloosa, on 28 February 1904.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Alabama Central Female College (Tuscaloosa, Ala). (local)

Tuskaloosa Baptist Church (Tuscaloosa, Ala.). (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Contracts (aat)

Correspondence (aat)

Cotton (lcsh)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Education (localbroad)

Family papers (aat)

Farming and Agriculture (localbroad)

Financial records (aat)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Sermons (lcsh)

Slave bills of sale (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Faculty/Staff (Local)

Account Book - Alabama Central Female College, 1872-1873 Box 412 Folder 1

Account Books - Personal, 1881-1898 Box 412 Folder 2

Bank books, 1881-1902 Box 412 Folder 3

Bills, 1860-1899 Box 412 Folder 4

Bills of Sale for Slaves, 1844-1854 Box 412 Folder 5

Cancelled checks, 1869-1884 Box 412 Folder 6

Cancelled checks, 1885 Box 412 Folder 7

Cancelled checks, 1869-1884 Box 412 Folder 8

Cancelled checks, 1890-1892 Box 412 Folder 9

Cancelled checks, 1893-1894 Box 412 Folder 10

Cancelled checks, 1895-1897 Box 412 Folder 11

Check stubs, 1887-1888,1889,1890 Box 413 Folder 12

Check stubs, 1891-1893 Box 413 Folder 13

Check stubs, 1894-March 1896 Box 413 Folder 14

Check stubs, April 1896-1902 Box 413 Folder 15

Confederate Government Papers, 1862-1865 Box 413 Folder 16

Contracts, 1856, 1866, 1893 Box 413 Folder 17

Cotton Sales: Eustis and Roberts, 1849, 1850, 1852, 1857 Box 413 Folder 18

Cotton Sales: Fontaine and Dent, 1848-1849 Box 413 Folder 19

Cotton Sales: J.M. Foster: Account of Sales Sheets, 1855-1861 Box 413 Folder 20

Cotton Sales: J.M. Foster: Balance Sheets, 1856, 1858, 1860 Box 413 Folder 21

Cotton Sales: J.M. Foster: Correspondence, 1855, 1865 Box 413 Folder 22

Cotton Sales: Miscellaneous, 1851, 1852, 1855, 1857, 1859, 1871 Box 413 Folder 23

Cotton Sales: A.T. Moore: Account of Sales Sheets, 1854-1856, 1859, and Balance sheets, 1854, 1856 Box 413 Folder 24

Cotton Sales: A.T. Moore: Correspondence, 1854, 1855 Box 413 Folder 25

Cotton Sales: W.H. Roberts, 1853 Box 413 Folder 26

Correspondence, Business: A.F. Henry - Plantation Business, 1862, 1865 Box 413 Folder 27

Correspondence, Business: Morris and Co., 1855-1893 Box 413 Folder 28

Correspondence, Business: Miscellaneous, 1855-1903 Box 413 Folder 29

Correspondence, Church, 1855-1902 Box 413 Folder 30

Correspondence, Outgoing, 1865-1902 Box 413 Folder 31

Correspondence, Personal: B - F: 1850-1869 Box 414 Folder 32

Correspondence, Personal: Crawford, T.P. and M.F., 1852-1893 Box 414 Folder 33

Correspondence, Personal: Dill, Joseph M. and Lucie F., 1892-1903 Box 414 Folder 34

Correspondence, Personal: Foster, Arthur and Elizabeth A., 1866-1867; Foster, Clement C., 1893, 1899, 1900; Foster, Edwin Hardy, 1898, 1899 Box 414 Folder 35

Correspondence, Personal: Foster, Henry Bacon, 1890, 1891, 1898; Foster, John Collier, 1866, 1871 Box 414 Folder 36

Correspondence, Personal: Foster, Joshua Hill - Accident, March-April 1893 Box 414 Folder 37

Correspondence, Personal: 1867-1899: Foster, Lovelace Savidge, 1867; Foster, Rebecca H, 1866-1867; Foster, Sumner B., 1894-1899 Box 414 Folder 38

Correspondence, Personal: G - H, 1872 Box 414 Folder 39

Correspondence, Personal: J - M, 1855-1904 Box 414 Folder 40

Correspondence, Personal: Manly, Basil, 1850-1869 (JHF's recollection of B. Manly) Box 414 Folder 41

Correspondence, Personal: Manly, Charles, 1902-1903 Box 414 Folder 42

Correspondence, Personal: Murfee, J.T., 1871-1903 Box 414 Folder 43

Correspondence, Personal: N - W, 1858, 1871, 1902 Box 414 Folder 44

Court Proceedings, 1859 Box 414 Folder 45

Deposit Slips, 1893-1897, 1900 Box 414 Folder 46

Journals and Diaries, 1856-1904 Box 415 Folder 47

Diplomas and Certificates, 1839, 1842 Box 415 Folder 48

Financial Records, Miscellaneous Box 416 Folder 49

Foster Family Papers - Correspondence: 1894, 1898, 1899, 1902-1903 Box 416 Folder 50

Foster Family Papers - History Box 416 Folder 51

Foster Family Papers - Legal Papers Box 416 Folder 52

Foster Family Papers - Receipts: 1853, 1858, 1866, 1892, 1897 Box 416 Folder 53

Insurance, 1868-1883 Box 416 Folder 54

Maps Box 416 Folder 55

Miscellaneous: General (inlcuding Eight Reasons Why Tuskaloosa Should Be Spelled with a K) Box 416 Folder 56

Miscellaneous: Writings of Joshua Hill Foster in Shorthand - Undeciphered Box 416 Folder 57

Newspaper Clippings: Miscellaneous Box 416 Folder 58

Newspaper Clippings: Obituaries of Foster family, friends and acquaintances Box 416 Folder 59

Notes Due to Joshua Hill Foster, 1858, 1869-1872, 1876-1878, 1893, 1896, 1898 Box 416 Folder 60

Photographs Box 416 Folder 61

Plantation Papers Box 416 Folder 62

Promissory Notes, 1851-1903 Box 416 Folder 63

Receipts, 1844-1900 Box 416 Folder 64

Ryan, Jonathan - Estate Box 416 Folder 65

Sanders, W.W., October-December 1878 Box 416 Folder 66

Scrip, North East and South West Alabama Railroad, 1856-1859 Box 416 Folder 67

Funerals and Wedding Missionary Box 417 Folder 68

Sermons, Old Testament: Genesis - Deuteronomy Box 417 Folder 69

Sermons, Old Testament: II Samuel, I Kings, I and II Chronicles, Job Box 417 Folder 70

Sermons, Old Testament: Psalms Box 417 Folder 71

Sermons, Old Testament: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jerimiah, Lamentations, Micha, Ezekiel, Habakkuk, Malachi Box 417 Folder 72

Sermons, New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke Box 417 Folder 73

Sermons, New Testament: John Box 417 Folder 74

Sermons, New Testament: Acts and Romans Box 417 Folder 75

Sermons, New Testament: I and II Corinthians Box 417 Folder 76

Sermons, New Testament: Galatians, Ephesians, II Thessalonians, II Timothy, Titus Box 417 Folder 77

Sermons, New Testament: Hebrews, I Peter., I and III John, Jude Revelations Box 417 Folder 78

Sermons, Miscellaneous (Not arranged) Box 417 Folder 79

Sermons, Miscellaneous (Not arranged) Box 417 Folder 80

Sermons, Miscellaneous (Not arranged) Box 417 Folder 81

Speeches Box 418 Folder 81

Taxes Box 418 Folder 82

Tracts Box 418 Folder 84

Tuskaloosa Baptist Church Box 418 Folder 85

University of Alabama Box 418 Folder 86