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Guide to the Mollie Kelly autograph album MSS.2164

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Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-20T14:45-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Mollie Kelly autograph album

Unit ID:

MSS.2164

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (1 album)

Dates:

1861-1866

Abstract:

Memory book kept by a young woman in Tuskegee, Alabama. Entries span between 1861 -- 1866 and include several by Confederate soldiers.

creator

Kelly, Molly

Preferred Citation:

Mollie Kelly autograph album, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Allison Winston, November 2008

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Biographical/Historical note

A young woman from Tuskegee, Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

Consists of an ornate bound "Forget Me Not Album" of Miss Mollie Kelly of Tuskegee, Alabama. The date April 20, 1866, is written inside the cover but its entries are dated from 1861 -- 1866. The book consists of poems and memories written to Mollie by her friends and family. The style of the prose is Victorian and very sentimental. Several entries are written by Confederate soldiers.

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Civil War (localbroad)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Mollie Kelly autograph album Box SC 0009 Folder 2164