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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book W.0006

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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

August 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T13:44-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book

Unit ID:

W.0006

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1861-1869

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile, Alabama, merchants detailing personal expenditures; also includes seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

creator

Willoughby, A. L.

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

A. L. Willoughby receipt and letter book, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

General note

Title on spine: A. L. Willoughby of Mobile Alabama - Letters 1861-1869 - 19th Century Mobile Billheads

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes receipts from grocers, clothing sellers, and other Mobile merchants detailing A. L. Willoughby's personal expenditures. There also seventy-six letters, mostly relating family news, although a few letters mention Willoughby's employment at the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. The bulk of the correspondence is dated 1866-1867, although there are one or two letters written before 1866.

Biographical/Historical note

Alonzo Leon Willoughby was born in Massachusetts around 1838. He married a young woman from Louisiana named Georgia in 1864 or 1865. The couple had four sons: Charles, Alonzo, Fredrick, and George. The family lived in Mobile, Alabama, where Willoughby worked for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. He died around 1884.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Business records (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Mobile (Ala.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Receipt and letter book Box W0006.01 Folder 1