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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Mary C. Kelly scrapbook W.0036

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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

October 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T15:54-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Mary C. Kelly scrapbook

Unit ID:

W.0036

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.15 Linear feet

Dates:

1855-1866

Location:

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

General Physical Description note

The scrapbook is fairly fragile and in poor condition. Many of the pages are loose, and the spine is missing.

Abstract:

Originally used by R. G. Betsill, a physician in Pike County, Alabama, as a record of his patients' treatments and accounts in 1855, the volume was used by Mary C. Kelly as a scrapbook in 1866.

creator

Betsill, R. G. (Robert G.)

creator

Kelly, Mary C.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Scope and Contents note

Originally owned by R. G. Betsill, a physician in Pike County, Alabama, the volume records his patients' treatments and accounts from 1855. In 1866, Mary C. Kelly began using the small volume as a scrapbook, attaching newspaper clippings to the pages and obscuring Betsill's earlier entries; very few pages have complete information. Although a notation in the front of the notebook states that the scrapbook was compiled in 1866, some earlier poems related to James Buchanan's election are also included. Most of the included newspaper clippings are poems, many of which address political themes.

General note

Title on phase box spine: Pike Co., AL. Physician's Journal - 1855

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Mary C. Kelly scrapbook, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

R. G. Betsill was a physician in 1855, and was in Kemper County, Mississippi, at the time of the 1860 U.S. Census. No information about Mary C. Kelly is known.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Commonplace books (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Health, Medicine and Welfare (localbroad)

Poetry (lcsh)

Scrapbooks (aat)

Scrapbook Box W0036.01