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Guide to the Meriwether Family Papers, 1833-1864 MSS.2217

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Finding aid prepared by Martha Bace and Jamie Burke

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

October 2008

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-31T13:42-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Meriwether Family Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2217

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

Bulk, 1862-1864

Dates:

1833-1864

Abstract:

Family letters written by Juliet Bestor Coleman, her daughter, Alice Coleman Meriwether and her son-in-law, John Samuel Meriwether between 1833 and 1864. The letters to and from Juliet's mother and sisters have been transcribed. There is also a small collection of letters between the Bestor and Coleman families regarding Juliet's last illness and her death. The bulk of the correspondence is letters between Alice Coleman Meriwether and her husband, John Samuel Meriwether, while he was serving in the 38th and 40th Alabama Infantry Regiments during the Civil War.

creator

Coleman, Juliet Bestor

creator

Meriwether, Alice Coleman

creator

Meriwether, John Samuel

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of family letters written by Juliet Bestor Coleman, her daughter, Alice Coleman Meriwether and her son-in-law, John Samuel Meriwether, all of Eutaw, Alabama, between 1833 and 1864. Juliet's handwriting is very legible but incredibly small; her letters to and from her mother and sisters have been transcribed. The collection also has a very small (3.75" x 2.75") travelogue detailing her three-week journey from Suffield, Connecticut to La Grange, Alabama in 1833. There is also a small collection of letters between the Bestor and Coleman families regarding Juliet's last illness and her death.

The bulk of the collection is the correspondence between Alice Coleman Meriwether and her husband, John Samuel Meriwether, while he was serving in the 38th and 40th Alabama Infantry Regiments during the Civil War. There is a hand-drawn map of the Battle of Vicksburg showing the movements of the 40th Alabama Infantry Regiment.

There is a photograph of a painting of Daniel P. Bestor, Juliet's older brother, and a print enlargement of a photograph of Alice Coleman Meriwether. Also included are snapshots of Alice's and John C. Coleman's tombstones. The collection also contains 64 envelopes, 31 of which have Confederate States postage stamps attached.

There are several pieces of letters as well as 1778 Continental United States eight and twenty dollar bills, entitling the bearer to eight or twenty Spanish milled dollars. A small "Reward of Merit" certificate stating that "Miss Juliet Bestor has... excelled those of her class in the art of writing and merits my esteem" signed by Amelia Bestor, Instructor, is also included with a small book of poems and a booklet on the flags of the Confederacy.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008

Preferred Citation:

The Meriwether Family Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of John W. Weiss, 2008

Biographical/Historical note

Juliet Bestor Coleman was born on 22 March 1809 to Daniel Bestor and Dorcas Terry Hibbard Bestor in Connecticut. In 1833 she married James Cobb Coleman of Eutaw, Alabama and settled there with him. Together they had six children: Bestor Coleman (1837-1891); Alice Coleman Meriwether (1839-1919); John Coleman (1841-); James C. Coleman (1842-1912); Charles Coleman (1845-); and Harvey Coleman (1847-). Juliet died on 19 October 1850 at the young age of 36. She is buried in Eutaw in the Grassdale Cemetery. Alice Coleman Meriwether was born on 11 February 1839, the only daughter of James Cobb Coleman and his second wife, Juliet Bestor Coleman.

John Samuel Meriwether was born 28 January 1830, one of twelve children born to Dr. Willis Meriwether and Judith Pollard Chiles Meriwether of Springfield, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama and received his medical degree from Charleston (S.C.) Medical College in 1853. On 8 November 1860, Meriwether married Alice Coleman.

Meriwether practiced medicine in Alabama and enlisted in the Confederate Army in the spring of 1862, serving in the 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment, (Col. Ketchum's) and later the 40th Alabama Infantry Regiment. He served at the Battle of Vicksburg and was the Surgeon in charge of the Confederate Hospital at Eufaula, Alabama attaining the rank of Major.

Alice Coleman and John Samuel Meriwether had six children: Juliet Meriwether Pitts (12 August 1861-22 October 1944); Judith Lida Meriwether Ward (7 July 1864-9 May 1950); Mary Hale Meriwether de Graffenreid (15 February 1867-August 1930); John Bestor Meriwether (3 July 1870-7 April 1939); Alice Coleman Meriwether Dunlap (20 May 1873-8 January 1957); and Willis James Meriwether (20 May 1877-4 July 1947).

John Samuel Meriwether died on 26 May 1879 and Alice Coleman Meriwether died on 26 August 1919. They and five of their children are buried at Eutaw, Alabama.

Juliet Bestor Coleman

Components in Detail

Correspondence

Series Description

Outgoing, 1833-1850 (arranged chronologically); Incoming, 1839-1850 (arranged chronologically); Bestor/Coleman correspondence, 1850-1851 (arranged chronologically)

Outgoing, 1833-1850 Box 2217.0001 Folder 1

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, LaGrange College, Florence, Alabama, to Dorcas H. Bestor and Dorcas T. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, October 17, 1833 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20232

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, LaGrange College, Florence, Alabama, to Dorcas T. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, November 14, 1833 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20233

Letter from Daniel Perrin Bestor, LaGrange College, Florence, Alabama, to Thomas J. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, December 2, 1833 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20234

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, LaGrange College, Florence, Alabama, to Dorcas T. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, December 2, 1833 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20235

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Greensboro, Alabama, to Dorcas H. Bestor and Dorcas T. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, January 5, 1834 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20236

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, Greensboro, Alabama, October 16, 1845 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20237

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Sumter County, Alabama, to sister http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20238

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, Gainesville, Alabama, May 16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20239

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, Gainesville, Alabama, November 4, 1847 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20240

Letter from Alice Coleman, Greene County, Alabama, to cousin, May 8, 1848 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20241

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Greene County, Alabama, to sister, May 8, 1849 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20242

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, Gainesville, Alabama, October 21, 1848 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20243

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Greene County, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, April 12, 1849 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20244

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman to Dorcas B. Jones, October 14, 1849 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20245

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Greene County, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, January 20, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20246

Letter from Alice Coleman, Greene County, Alabama, to Cousin Anne, January 20, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20247

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, March 3, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20248

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, June 9, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20249

Letter from Juliet Bestor Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, August 5, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20250

Incoming, 1839-1850 Box 2217.0001 Folder 2

Letter from Dorcas H. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, July 6, 1839 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20165

Letter from Dorcas H. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, March 24, 1842 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20166

Letter from Dorcas H. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, September 29, 1843 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20167

Letter from Dorcas H. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, Clinton, Alabama, November 18, 1842 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20168

Letter from Mary Ann Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, July 20, 1849 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20169

Letter from Dorcas H. Bestor, Suffield, Alabama, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, September 10, 1849 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20170

Letter from Thomas J. Bestor, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Dorcas, Clinton, Alabama, October 22, 1849 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20171

Letter from Mary Ann, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, March 9, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20172

Letter from Dorcas B. Jones, Washington, D. C., to Juliet Bestor Coleman, March 29, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20173

Letter from Dorcas B. Jones, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, May 20, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20174

Letter from Mary Ann, Suffield, Connecticut, to Juliet Bestor Coleman, May 20, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20175

Bestor/Coleman Correspondence, 1850-1851 Box 2217.0001 Folder 3

Letter from Daniel Perrin Bestor, Gainesville, Alabama, to Thomas J. Bestor, October 24, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20158

Letter from Julia Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, October 29, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20159

Letter from James Cobb Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, to Dorcas B. Jones, Suffield, Connecticut, December 2, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20160

Letter from Dorcas B. Jones, Suffield, Connecticut, to James Cobb Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, January 6, 1851 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20161

Letter from M. B. B. Stafford, Alabama, to James Cobb Coleman, June 7, 1859 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20162

Eulogy of Juliet Bestor Coleman, October 19, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20163

Letter from Bestor Coleman, Eutaw, Alabama, to aunt and cousin, December 8, 1850 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20164

Travelogue Box 2217.0001 Folder 4

Series Description

Travelogue and maps of Juliet Bestor's journey from Suffield, Connecticut to La Grange, Alabama in September and October, 1833

Alice Coleman Meriwether

Components in Detail

Correspondence - Outgoing, 1862-1863 Box 2217.0001 Folder 5

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, May 18, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20176

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20177

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, Mobile, Alabama, May 21, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20178

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, May 25, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20179

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, May 30, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20180

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, June 1, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20181

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20182

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20183

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, June 13, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20184

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, June 1, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20185

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Demopolis, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20186

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, July 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20187

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, July 14, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20188

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, July 20, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20189

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, July 21, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20190

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, August 5, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20191

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, August 8, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20192

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Grassdale, Greene County, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, August 10, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20193

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, September 12, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20194

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Grassdale, Greene County, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, September 40, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20195

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, September 22, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20196

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, October 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20197

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20198

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20199

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20200

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, October 29, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20201

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, November 1, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20202

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, November 15, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20203

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, December 9, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20204

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, December 11, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20205

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, December 18, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20206

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, December 19, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20207

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, December 23, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20208

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, January 6, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20209

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, January 3, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20210

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, January 9, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20211

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, January 15, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20212

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, February 6, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20213

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, February 14, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20214

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, February 21, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20215

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, February 28, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20216

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, February 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20217

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, March 8, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20218

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, March 16, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20219

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, March 18, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20220

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20221

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20222

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20223

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20224

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20225

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20226

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20227

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20228

Letter from Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, to John Samuel Meriwether, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20229

John Samuel Meriwether

Components in Detail

Correspondence - Outgoing, 1862-1864 Box 2217.0001 Folder 6

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Camp Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, June 13, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20251

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Camp Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, July 18, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20252

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, camp near Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, July 22, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20253

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, September 9, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20254

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, September 12, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20255

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, September 24, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20256

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, October 6, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20257

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Camp Forney, Conecuh County, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, October 19, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20258

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Camp Forney, Conecuh County, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, November 13, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20259

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether to Alice Coleman Meriwether, 1860s http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20260

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, December 2, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20261

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Meridian, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, December 18, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20262

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Columbus, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, December 21, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20263

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, January 6, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20264

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, January 24, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20265

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, February 15, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20266

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Camp Timmons near Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, February 19, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20267

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, camp near Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 6, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20268

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, camp near Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 15, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20269

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, camp near Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 21, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20270

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Deer Creek, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 4, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20271

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 9, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20272

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Haynes' Landing, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 12, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20273

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Deer Creek, Mississippi, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 26, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20274

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, November 13, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20275

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, November 17, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20276

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, November 18, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20277

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, November 19, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20278

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Dalton, Georgia, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, November 28, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20279

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 17, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20280

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 20, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20281

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 26, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20282

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, March 29, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20283

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 3, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20284

Letter from James Cobb Coleman, Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 4, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20285

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 8, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20286

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 10, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20287

Letter from James Cobb Coleman, Mobile, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 4, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20288

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 10, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20289

Letter from John Samuel Meriwether, Eufaula, Alabama, to Alice Coleman Meriwether, Eutaw, Alabama, April 15, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20290

Battle of Vicksburg - Map Box 2217.0001 Folder 7

Map of the Battle of Vicksburg http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20149

Images Box 2217.0001 Folder 8

Series Description

Photograph of a painting of Daniel P. Bestor, Juliet's older brother; a print enlargement of a photograph of Alice Coleman Meriwether; a print enlargement of the house Juliet and James Coleman bought in 1850 in Eutaw, Alabama; snapshots of Alice's and John C. Coleman's tombstones

Components in Detail

Envelopes and Miscellaneous Materials

Series Description

64 envelopes, 31 of which have stamps of the Confederate States on them; 1778 Continental United States eight and twenty dollar bills; a small "Reward of Merit" certificate; a small book of poems and a booklet on the flags of the Confederacy.

Components in Detail

Envelopes Box 2217.0001 Folder 9

Miscellaneous Materials Box 2217.0001 Folder 10

Spanish eight dollar bill http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20150

Spanish twenty dollar bill http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20151

Reward of Merit given to Juliet Bestor from Amelia Bestor for writing http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20152

Our Flags 1861-5 illustrated by K. Palmer http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20153

Invitation to Mrs. Bestor, Mobile, December 1835 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20154

Booklet belonging to Juliet Bestor containing song lyrics and poetry http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20155

Letter from Ellen Hanna, Moundville, Alabama, to Wilkes, November 23, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20156

Letter from Peyton Randolph, Eutaw, to John Samuel Meriwether, February 13, 1860 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20157