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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Francis L. Constantine ledger and letter book W.0045

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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

February 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-26T13:38-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Francis L. Constantine ledger and letter book

Unit ID:

W.0045

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1866-1889

Location:

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

Abstract:

Journal includes ledger entries, transcriptions of letters, and recipes, as well as a few letters and newspaper clippings

creator

Constantine, Francis Louis

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

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

Scope and Contents note

This ninety-six page journal includes cash ledger entries, transcriptions of letters sent and received by Francis L. Constantine, and recipes. A few letters and newspaper clippings are also included in the collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

General note

Title on phase box spine: F. L. Constantine's Ledger & Letter book - Blount Springs, Alabama: 1866-1885

Biographical/Historical note

Francis Louis Constantine, son of Dominique Francis and Renee Sainte Baron Constantine, was born in L'Orient, France, on 22 October 1803. He immigrated to the United States at age fourteen and settled in Demopolis, Alabama. He married Clementine Conelia Hamlett on 22 March 1827. The couple had seven children: Dominique Francis; Elizabeth; William Lewis Kosciusko; Clementine; Cornelia Natalie; Francis L.; and Josephine. He died on 21 May 1891.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Alabama (lcsh)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Formulas, recipes, etc. (lcsh)

Ledgers (account books) (aat)

Letter books (aat)

Scrapbooks (aat)

Ledger and letter book Box W0045.01