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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Aurora Pryor McClellan commonplace and autograph book W.0015

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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

September 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T14:42-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Aurora Pryor McClellan commonplace and autograph book

Unit ID:

W.0015

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1861-1903

Location:

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

Abstract:

Sketches, quotations, brief journal entries, and several letters.

creator

McClellan, Aurora Pryor

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Biographical/Historical note

Aurora Pryor McClellan (Mrs. R. A. McClellan) was born on 28 May 1846, the oldest daughter of Luke and Isabel Harris Pryor. She married Robert Anderson McClellan (who published the first history of Limestone County, Alabama) on 7 February 1872. The couple had three children: Thomas, Aurora, and Memory. Mrs. McClellan died on 15 January 1926.

General note

Title on phase box spine: Commonplace Book of Mrs. R. A. McClellan of Limestone County

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Aurora Pryor McClellan commonplace and autograph book, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

This commonplace book includes sketches, quotations, brief journal entries, and several letters. The journal entries are signed by Aurora Pryor and Mary Pryor. Two of the letters are written to Mrs. R. A. McClellan, dated 1903, and one to Mr. R. H. Walker of Athens, Alabama, dated 1898. There is also a jeweler's receipt for a black silk girdle and watch repair for Mr. R. H. Walker.

Two entries on one page about halfway through the volume provide the link between Aurora and Mrs. R. A. McClellen. The first entry says "Miss Aurora Pryor, June 30th 1869, Athens, Ala."; the second, in the same handwriting, says "Mrs. R. A. McClellan, June 23rd 1872, Athens, Ala."

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Autograph albums (lcsh)

Commonplace books (aat)

Limestone County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Commonplace and autograph book Box W0015.01