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Guide to the Abby Hazard Snow Family Memorabilia MSS.2604

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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

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-21T09:24-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Abby Hazard Snow Family Memorabilia

Unit ID:

MSS.2604

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

2.5 Linear feet

Dates:

1851-1933

Abstract:

Scrapbook, journals and autograph books of three generations of women in the Snow and Hogan families of Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Abby Hazard Snow; daughter, Caroline Snow Hogan; Caroline's sister-in-law, Mary S. Hogan; and Abby's granddaughters, Abby and Mazie Hogan.

Biographical/Historical note

The marriage of Alexander Perry Hogan and Caroline Elizabeth Snow in 1857 joined two prominent Tuscaloosa families. A.P. Hogan attended the University of Alabama in one of the first classes and opened a business in the city, Hogan and Cobbs Mercantile. After the Civil War, he moved the family north to Ohio, but in 1895, they returned to Tuscaloosa, where A.P. opened an insurance business and worked as a city clerk and tax collector.

Caroline, the daughter of Henry A. and Abby Hazard Snow, was a highly respected woman in Tuscaloosa society. She had two daughters with A.P. Hogan, Abby Hazard and Mazie, who never married. Mazie stayed in Tuscaloosa and taught in the city's public schools, and for a time, she ran her own school. Abby moved to Texas but later in life returned to Tuscaloosa.

A.P.'s sister, Mary S. Hogan, was a talented musician. She moved to Birmingham and taught music in the public schools.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Martha Bace, 2009

Access Restrictions:

none

Preferred Citation:

Abby Hazard Snow Family Memorabilia, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains personal items of three generations of women in the Snow and Hogan families: Abby Hazard Snow; daughter, Caroline Snow Hogan; granddaughters, Abby and Mazie Hogan; and Caroline's sister-in-law, Mary S. Hogan. The poetry scrapbook of Caroline Snow includes a loose copy of an essay on South Carolina secessionism written in the 1850s. The four journals offer daily weather information and a record of activities of upper-class women in Tuscaloosa in the late-1920s and early-1930s. There is also a collection of hair lockets.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Ann Ross Dee

Mazie Hogan's Autograph Book Box 5787 Folder 1

Mazie Hogan's Journal Box 5787 Folder 2

Abby Hazard Hogan's Journals (incomplete) Box 5787 Folder 3

Abby Hazard Hogan's Journals Box 5787 Folder 4

Postcards and Clippings Box 5787 Folder 5

Catherine E. Snow's Picture Scrapbook Box 5788 Folder 2

Mary S. Hogan's Autograph Book Box 5789 Folder 1

Caroline E. Snow's Autograph Book Box 5789 Folder 2

Caroline E. Snow's Poetry Book Box 5789 Folder 3

Abbie H. Snow's Autograph Book Box 5789 Folder 4

Collection of Hair Lockets Box 5789 Folder 5