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Antebellum History Research Sources at The McCall Library  

This guide is comprised of primary sources, including records of businesses and churches, and the papers of individuals. The guide provides a brief description of each collection, including dates, size, and links to any online guides. In addition, this guide lists secondary sources held by The McCall Library, including books and journal articles, as well as theses and dissertations. This guide was researched by Thomas Ashby and Carol Ellis and prepared by Carol Ellis (2005-2006).

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Please note that the following list includes books, theses and dissertations, and journal articles, which are arranged alphabetically by last name of author or title of book or article. Titles in the subjects "Manuscript Material" and "Other Material" are also arranged alphabetically. The journal articles were taken from three periodicals, the Alabama Review, the Alabama Historical Quarterly, and the Gulf Coast/South Historical Review. These three journals are housed, among other places, at our repository.


Books  
A Century of Service for the Sacred Heart in the United States by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, 1847-1947.

A Register of the Officers and Students of the University of Alabama, 1831-1901.

Abernathy, Thomas Perkins. The Formative Period in Alabama, 1815-1828. Tuscaloosa, 1965.

Alabama Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Index to Alabama Wills, 1808-1870. Baltimore, 1977, originally published in 1955.

Amos, Harriet, E. Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile. Tuscaloosa, 1985.

Andrews, Jr., Johnnie and William David Higgins. Creole Mobile: A Compendium of the Colonial Families of the Central Gulf Coast, 1702-1813. Prichard, Ala., 1974.

Ball, Rev. T.H. Clarke County, Alabama and Its Surroundings from 1540 to 1877. Grove Hill, Ala., 1973.

Barnett, Cora Chastang. Citronelle [Alabama] Then and Now, 1811-1988.

Big Zion A.M.E. Zion Church Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1842-1992.

Bowers, Douglas. A List of References for the History of Agriculture in the United States, 1790-1840. Davis, Calif., 1969.

Brewer, Willis. Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men, From 1540 to 1872. Spartanburg, 1975.

Brown, Wilburt S. The Amphibious Campaign for West Florida and Louisiana, 1814-1815. Tuscaloosa, 1969.

Carter, Clarence Edwin. The Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. XVIII, The Territory of Alabama, 1817-1819. Washington, D.C., 1952.

Clark, Willis G. History of Education in Alabama, 1702-1889. Washington, D.C., 1889.

Connick, Lucille Mallon. Lists of Ships Passengers, Mobile, Alabama, 1838-1839-1840, Vol. 1. Mobile, 1988.

---------. Lists of Ships Passengers, Mobile, Alabama, 1841-1860. Mobile, 1989.

Crow, Anna B. Behind the Wall: The Sisters of the Visitation, Mobile, Alabama, Their Community, Academy and Retreat House, 1833-2002. Mobile, 2002.

Delaney, Caldwell. The Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company of Mobile, 1838-1888. Mobile, 1967.

DeLeon, T.C. Creole Carnivals, 1830-1890. Reprinted by Bienville Books, originally published 1890.

Ellison, Rhoda Coleman. A Check List of Alabama Imprints, 1807-1870. Tuscaloosa, 1946.

Foley, Helen S. U.S. Census of 1850 for Barbour County, Alabama, 1976.

Gorgas, Josiah. The Journals of Josiah Gorgas, 1857-1878. Edited by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins. Tuscaloosa, 1995.

Gould, Elizabeth Barrett. From Fort to Port: An Architectural History of Mobile, Alabama, 1711-1918. Tuscaloosa, 1988.

Hahn, Marilyn Davis. Old Cahaba Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1817-1853. Mobile, 1981.

The History of Bayou La Batre, 1786-1963.

History of First Baptist Church of Mobile, 1845-1945, 1959.

Jones, Blair Mrs. Clarke County, Alabama Marriage Records, 1814-1865. Gadsden, Ala., 1964.

Jordan, Weymouth T. Antebellum Alabama: Town and County. Tuscaloosa, 1987.

Kenney, Michael, S.J., Ph.D., Litt. D. Catholic Culture in Alabama: Centenary Story of Spring Hill College, 1830-1930. New York, 1931.

Kennington, S. Albert. From the Day of Small Things: The Story of Trinity Church, Mobile, 1845-1995. Mobile, 1996.

King, Clinton P. & Meriem Allison Barlow. Marriages of Mobile County, Alabama, 1813-1855. Baltimore, 1985.

---------. Abstracts of Orphans Court Minutes, Mobile County, Alabama, Book I, 1813-1837 (1987).

Lights and Shadow: The Story of the Convent, Academy and Retreat House of the Visitation, Mobile, Alabama, 1833-1983.

Lytle, William M. and Forrest R. Holdcamper; revised by C. Bradford Mitchell. Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States, 1790-1868, "The Lytle-Holdcamper List." Staten Island, NY, 1975.

McMillan, Malcolm Cook. Constitutional Development in Alabama, 1798-1901: A Study in Politics, the Negro, and Sectionalism. Spartanburg, 1978.

Mitchell, Lois Dumas. Mobile Ship News, Vol. 1, 1821-1822. Mobile, 1964.

-------- & Dorothy Ivison Moffett. Burial Records, Mobile County, Alabama, 1820-1856. Mobile, 1963.

Mueller, Edward A. Perilous Journeys: A History of Steamboating on the Chattahoochee, Apalachicola, and Flint Rivers, 1828-1928. Eufaula, Ala., 1990.

Muskat, Beth Taylor and Mary Ann Neeley. The Way It Was, 1850-1930: Photographs of Montgomery and Her Central Alabama Neighbors. Montgomery, 1985.

Pickett, Albert James and Thomas McAdory Owen. History of Alabama, and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, From the Earliest Period, and Annals of Alabama, 1819-1900. Originally published in 1900; printed in 1975, 1988 by The Reprint Company, Publishers.

Point Clear Cavalcade, 1519-1941. Point Clear: The Grand Hotel.

Poore, Jr., Ralph E. Alabama's Enterprising Newspaper: The Mobile Press Register and Its Forebears, 1813-1991 (1992).

Richardson, Frederick Douglas. The Stone Street Baptist Church--Alabama's First, 1806-1982. Boynton Beach, Fla.

Roscoe, Theodore and Fred Freeman. From Old Navy to New, 1776-1897: Picture History of the U.S. Navy. New York, 1956.

Royall, Anne Newport. Letters from Alabama, 1817-1822. Tuscaloosa, 1969.

St. John, Sam B. History of the Mobile Yacht Club, est. 1847. Mobile, 2000.

Southerland, Jr., Henry DeLeon and Jerry Elijah Brown. The Federal Road Through Georgia, the Creek Nation, and Alabama, 1806-1836. Tuscaloosa, 1989.

Strickland, Ben & Jean. Washington County, Mississippi Territory Tax List, 1803-1816 (1980).

Thomas, Mary Martha. Stepping Out of the Shadows: Alabama Women, 1819-1990. Tuscaloosa, 1995.

USA Archives. Index to Divorce Cases of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama, 1816-1918. Mobile, 1994.

Waselkov, Gregory A. & Bonnie L. Gums. Plantation Archaeology at Riviere Aux Chiens, ca. 1725-1848. Mobile, 2000.

Watson, Fred S. Forgotten Trails: A History of Dale County, Alabama, 1824-1966. Birmingham, 1968.

White, Walter Belt. History of the First Baptist Church of Talladega, Alabama: Its Pastors, People, and Programs Through One Hundred Fifty Years, 1835-1985. Macon, 1985.  

Dissertations & Theses  
Beam, James Herman Jr. "Mobile and the Slavery Question: Public Debate Over the Slavery Controversy of 1850." MA Thesis, University of South Alabama, 1995.

Burnett, Lonnie Alexander. "The Pen Makes a Good Sword: John Forsyth and the Mobile Register, 1837-1877." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southern Mississippi, 2000.

Gould, Lois Virginia Meacham. "In Full Enjoyment of Their Liberty: The Free Women of Color of the Gulf Ports of New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola, 1769-1860." PhD Dissertation, Emory University, 1991.

Hulse, Thomas. "The Military Slave System and the Construction of Army Fortifications along the Antebellum Gulf Coast, Mobile Point and Pensacola, 1818-1854." MA Thesis, University of South Alabama, 2003.

Hyland, Lawrence. "The Development of the Runaway Slave Management System in the Deep South, 1820-1865." MA Thesis, University of South Alabama, 1997.

Mannhard, Marilyn Ann. "Free People of Color in Antebellum Mobile County, Alabama." MA Thesis, University of South Alabama, 1982.

Mansfield, Michael W. "Ever Selfish Passion: The Contradiction of Slavery in Revolutionary Virginia." MA Thesis, University of South Alabama, 1998.

Shelley, Dian Lee. "The Effects of Increasing Racism on the Creole Colored in Three Gulf Coast Cities Between 1803 and 1860." MA Thesis, University of West Florida, 1971.  

Journal Articles  
The Alabama Review  

Atkins, Leah. "Williamson R. W. Cobb and the Graduation Act of 1854." 28 no. 1, January 1975.

Amos, Harriet E. " 'City Belles:' Images and Realities of the Lives of White Women in Antebellum Mobile." 34 no. 1, January 1981.

Barrett, Kayla. "The Whitfields Move to Alabama: A Case Study in Westward Migration, 1825-1835." 48 no. 2, April 1995.

Bigham, Darrel E. "From the Green Mountains to the Tombigbee: Henry Hitchcock in Territorial Alabama, 1817-1819." 26 no. 3, July 1973.

Blevins, Brooks. "Cattle Raising in Antebellum Alabama." 51 no. 4, October 1998.

Brantley, William H. Jr. "Henry Hitchcock of Mobile." 5 no. 1, January 1952.

Briceland, Alan V. "Ephraim Kirby: Mr. Jefferson=s Emissary to the Tombigbee-Mobile Frontier in 1804." 24 no. 2, April 1971.

------- "The Mississippi Territorial Land Board East of the Pearl River, 1804." 32 no. 1, January 1979.

------- "Land, Law, and Politics on the Tombigbee Frontier, 1804." 33 no. 2, January 1980.

Brooks, Daniel Fate. "Henry Stiles Atwood: An Antebellum Eccentric of Wilcox County." 34 no. 1, January 1981.

Coley, C. J. "Creek Treaties, 1790-1832." 11 no. 3, July 1958.

Collins, Donald E. "A Georgian's View of Alabama in 1836." 25 no. 3, July 1972.

Corgan, James X. and Michael A. Gibson, eds. "The Beginning of Geographical Exploration in Northern Alabama: Gerard Troost's Travels in 1834." 48 no. 2, April 1995.

Cox, Richard J. "Alabama's Archival Heritage, 1850-1900." 40 no. 4, October 1987.

Crowther, Edward R. "Antebellum Community Support for Judson and Howard Colleges." 44 no. 1, January 1991.

Current-Garcia, Eugene. "Newspaper Humor in the Old South, 1835-1855." 2 no. 2, April 1949.

Daniel, Adrian G. "Navigational Development of Muscle Shoals, 1807-1890." 14 no. 4, October, 1961.

Davids, Robert S. "Research Needs and Opportunities: Blountsville, Alabama: A Case Study in the Use of the R. G. Dunn & Company Credit Reports, 1847-1880." 56 no. 2, April 2003.

Dean, Lewis S. "Michael Toumey and the Pursuit of a Geological Survey of Alabama, 1847-1857." 44 no. 2, April 1991.

------- " 'Tecumseh's Prophesy:' The Great New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 and 1843 in Alabama." 47 no. 3, July 1994.

Draughon, Ralph B. Jr. "George Smith Houston and Southern Unity, 1846-1849." 19 no. 3, July 1966.

Ellison, Rhoda Coleman. "Caroline Lee Hentz's Alabama Diary 1836." 4 no. 4, October 1951.

Evans, Curt J. "He 'Dared Mountain' His Views: Daniel Pratt's 1855 Senate Race." 50 no. 1, January 1997.

Glisson, Martha McGhee, "The Role of the Good Hope Baptist Church in the Community of Uchee, 1837-1987." 42 no. 3, July 1989.

Golden, B. G. "The Presidential Election of 1840 in Alabama." 23 no. 2, April 1970.

Hathorn, Stacye and Robin Sabino. "Views and Vistas: Traveling through the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Cherokee Nations in 1830." 54 no. 3, July 2001.

Heidler, David S. and Jeanne T Heidler. "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Allied Creeks and The United States, 1814-1818." 50 no. 4, October 1997.

Helmbold, F. Wilbur. "Early Alabama Newspapermen, 1810-1820." 12 no 1, January 1959.

Horton, Paul. "The Culture, Social Structure, and Political Economy of Antebellum Lawrence County." 41 no. 4, October 1988.

Hunt, Robert E. "Home, Domesticity, and School Reform in Antebellum Alabama." 49 no. 4, October 1996.

Irons, George Vernon. "River Ferries in Alabama Before 1861." 4 no. 1, January 1951.

Jackson, Harvey H. Jr. and Harvey H. Jackson III. "Moving to Alabama: The Joel Spigener-William K. Oliver Letters, 1833-1834." 48 no. 1, January 1995.

Jenkins, William H. "Alabama Forts, 1700-1838." 12 no. 3, July 1959.

Johnson, Kenneth R. "White Married Women in Antebellum Alabama." 43 no. 1, January 1990.

Jordan, Weymouth T. "Agricultural Societies in Ante-Bellum Alabama." 4 no. 4, October 1951.

LeBlanc, John R. "The Context of Manumission: Imperial Rome and Antebellum Alabama." 46 no. 4, October 1993.

Lengel, Leland L. "The Road to Fort Mims: Judge Harry Toulmin's Observations on the Creek War, 1811-1813." 29 no. 1, January 1976.

Mason, Philip M. "Henry Minor, 1783-1838." 12 no 2, April 1959.

Mayer, Henry. " 'A Leaven of Disunion:' The Growth of the Secessionist Faction in Alabama, 1847-1851." 22 no. 2, April 1969.

McMillan, Malcolm Cook. "The Alabama Constitution of 1819: A Study of Constitution- Making on the Frontier." 3 no. 4, October 1950.

McMillan, Malcolm. "Taylor's Presidential Campaign in Alabama, 1847-1848." 13 no. 2, April 1960.

McWilliams, Tennant S. "The Marquis and the Myth: Lafayette's Visit to Alabama, 1825." 22 no. 2, April 1969.

Mellown, Robert O. "The Construction of the Alabama Insane Hospital, 1852-1861." 38 no. 2, April 1985.

Morgan, David T. "Philip Phillips and Internal Improvements in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Alabama." 34 no. 2, April 1981.

Morris, Sylvia B. "Ignatius Pollak (1846-1915): Alabama Entrepreneur." 55 no. 3, July 2002.

Owsley, Frank L. Jr. "Francis Scott Key's Mission to Alabama in 1833." 23 no. 3, July 1970.

Parker, James W. "Fort Jackson After the War of 1812." 38 no. 2, April 1985.

Pyburn, Nita Katharine. "Mobile Public Schools before 1860." 11 no. 3, July 1958.

Rogers, William Warren Jr. "Alabama and the Presidential Election of 1836." 35 no. 2, April 1982.

Sarkesian, Barbara. "Alabama in 1845 Compiled." 26 no. 2, April 1973.

Schweikart, Larry. "Alabama's Antebellum Banks: New Interpretations, New Evidence." 35 no. 3, July 1985.

Sellers, James B. "Student Life at the University of Alabama before 1860." 2 no. 4, October 1949.

Shields, Johanna Nicole. "An Antebellum Alabama Maverick: Henry Washington Hilliard, 1845-1851." 30 no. 3, July 1977.

------- "A Social History of Antebellum Alabama Writers." 42 no. 3, July 1989.

Southerland, Henry Jr. "The Federal Road, Gateway to Alabama, 1806-1836." 39 no. 2, April 1986.

Sterkx, H. E. "Joel Dyer Murphree, Troy Merchant, 1843-1868." 11 no. 2, April 1958.

Thompson, Alan S. "Southern Rights and Nativism as Issues in Mobile Politics, 1850-1861." 35 no. 2, April 1982.

Watts, Charles W. "Colbert's Reserve and the Chickasaw Treaty of 1818." 12 no. 4, October 1959.

------- "Student Days at Old LaGrange, 1844-1862." 24 no. 1, January 1971.

Weaver, Bill L. "Establishing and Organizing the Alabama Insane Hospital, 1846-1861." 48 no. 3, July 1995.

Whatley, George C. III. "The Alabama Presbyterian and His Slave, 1830-1864." 13 no. 1, January 1960.

Williams, Clanton W. "Conservatism in Old Montgomery, 1817-1861." 10 no. 2, April 1957.

Williams, Jack K. "Crime and Punishment in Alabama." 6 no. 1, January 1953.

Wolfe, Margaret Ripley. "Dunn, Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937." 43 no. 1, January 1990.

The Alabama Historical Quarterly  

"A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Alabama, 1840." 17 no. 4, Winter 1955.

"Abstracts of Territorial Census, 1818." 18 no. 1, Spring 1956.

"Alabama Doctors." 2 no. 2, Summer 1940.

"Alabama Licence Returns, Limestone County, 1826, 1827." 18 no. 3, Fall 1956.

"Alabama Militia, Election Returns, 1821." 18 no. 1, Spring 1956.

"An Abstract of the Census of the State of Alabama, together with the Assessments in each County for the year 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"An Abstract of the Federal Census of Alabama for the year 1832." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"An Act Authorizing the Taking of the Census of Alabama Territory, Passed by Legislative Council, Feb. 9th, 1818." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"Baldwin County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

Brannon, Peter A., ed. "The Journal of James Tait for the Year 1813." 2 no. 4, Winter 1940.

"Capt. Tennent Lomax Letters to his Sister, Eliza, 1848." 19 no. 4, Fall 1957.

Coker, William S. "The Last Battle of War of 1812: New Orleans. No. Fort Bowyer!" 43 no. 1, Spring 1981.

"Conecuh County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"Creek Indian War." 13 nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1951.

"Dallas County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

Draughon, Ralph B. Jr. "A Honeymoon in 1850." 36 no. 2, Summer 1974.

"Fort Mitchell in the Indian Uprising of 1818." 21 nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1959.

"Franklin County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"General Lafayette's Visit to Alabama in 1825." 14 nos. 1 & 2, 1952.

Gray, Daniel Savage. "Frontier Journalism: Newspapers in Antebellum Alabama." 37 no. 3, Fall 1975.

Holmes, Jack D. L. "Alabama's Forgotten Settler: Notes on the Spanish Mobile District, 1780-1813." 33 no. 2, Summer 1971.

------- "The Role of Blacks in Spanish Alabama: The Mobile District, 1780-1813." 37 no. 1, Spring 1975.

Holmes, Jack D. L. "Mobile's Great Hurricane in 1819." 43 no. 4, Winter, 1981.

------- "A 1858 View on Historical Preservation in Mobile." 44 nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 1982.

Holt, Rebecca Agnew and Mary Lightfoot Garland. "Landon Gabell Garland's Letter Book While President of the NorthEast and SouthWest Alabama Railroad Company (1854-1855)." 34 no. 1, Spring 1972.

"Index to Alabama Wills, 1808-1870." 18 no. 2, Summer 1956.

"James M. Torbert's Journal for 1856." 18 no. 2, Summer 1956.

"James M. Tolbert's Journal for 1857-1874." 22 nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 1960.

Jones, Virginia K., ed. "Bowie Letters, 1819 and 1821." 22 no. 4, Winter 1960.

Jordan, Weymouth T. "Early Ante-Bellum Marion, Alabama: A Black Belt Town." 5 no. 1, Spring 1943.

"Limestone County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"List of Voters at an Election Held at Notasulga, 1849." 18 no. 2, Summer 1956.

"Map of Alabama, 1820." - "Map of Alabama, 1860." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"Map of Alabama Territory as created 1817." 24 no. 1, Spring 1962.

"Map of Russell County, 1836." 21 nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1959.

Marks, Henry S., ed. "The Alabama Coastline in 1854." 38 no. 3, Fall 1976.

Martin, John M. "The Senatorial Career of Jeremiah Clemens, 1849-1853." 43 no. 3, Fall 1981.

McCrary, Royce C. "Henry W. Hilliard and the Southern Caucus of 1848-49: A Letter to John Macpherson Berrien." 37 no. 2, Summer 1975.

McGregor, Robert C. "Between Two Wars: Alabama in the House of Representatives 1849-1861." 42 nos. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 1980.

McKenzie, Robert H. "Newspapers and Newspaper Men During Tuscaloosa's Capital Period, 1826-1846." 34 nos. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 1982.

Miller, Grace Lewis. "Mobile and Ohio Railroad in Ante Bellum Times." 7 no. 1, Spring 1945.

Miller, Randall M. "Daniel Pratt's Industrial Urbanism: The Cotton Mill Town in Ante-Bellum Alabama." 34 no. 1, Spring 1972.

"Mobile Custom House Entries, 1817-1818." 20 no. 4, Winter 1958.

"Muster Roll, Tallassee Guards, Indian War 1836." 19 no. 4, Fall 1957.

"Nameplaces Affected by the Indian War of 1813-14." 13 nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1951.

Napier, John H. III. "Martial Montgomery: Ante Bellum Military Activity." 29 nos. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 1967.

Plaisance, Aloysius. "The Choctaw Trading House, 1803-1822." 16 nos. 3 and 4, 1954.

"Postmasters at Claiborne, 1817 to Date." 19 nos. 2 & 3, 1957.

"Principle Stage Stops and Taverns in What is Now Alabama." 17 nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 1955.

"Proceedings of Alabama Legislature, December 8, 1820." 18 no. 3, Fall 1956.

Reagan, Hugh D. "Journey to Texas, 1854; The Diary of Robert Seaborn Jemison of Talladega." 33 nos. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 1971.

"Republicanism in Jefferson County, Alabama, 1957-1958." 22 nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 1960.

Rogers, Tommy W. "Migration Patterns of Alabama's Population, 1850 and 1860." 28 nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 1966.

------- "Libraries in the Ante Bellum South." 30 no. 2, Summer 1968.

Rogers, William W. Jr. " 'The Husbandman that Laboureth Must be First Partaker of the Fruits' (2 Timothy 2:6): Agricultural Reform in Ante Bellum Alabama." 40 nos. 1 & 2, Spring & Summer 1978.

"St. Clair County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

"Shelby County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

Stone, James H. "Surveying the Gaines Trace, 1807-1808." 33 no. 2, Summer 1971.

------- "Edmund Pendleton Gaines' Description of the Upper Tombigbee River, January, 1808." 33 nos. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 1971.

Tarvin, Dr. Marion E. "The Muscogees or Creek Indians from 1519 to 1893." 17 no. 3, Fall 1955.

Taylor, Elizabeth A. "Regulations Governing Student Life at the Judson Female Institute During the Decade Preceding Civil War." 3 no. 1, Spring 1941.

Thornton, J. Mills III. "Register of Lawyers, United States District Court for Middle District of Alabama of Period about 1835-1866." 40 nos. 3 & 4, Fall & Winter 1978.

"Torrey-Dellet Correspondence, 1843-1845." 19 nos. 2 & 3, 1957.

"United State Land Offices in Alabama, 1803-1879." 17 no. 3, Fall 1955.

Viccars, Marion. "A Swedish Writer Visits the Deep South in 1851." 38 no. 1, Spring 1976.

"Washington Hall, Claiborne's Leading Hotel, 1844." 19 nos. 2 & 3, 1957.

"Wilcox County Census Returns for 1820." 6 no. 3, Fall 1944.

Williams, Abner. "Talladega in 1833." 8 no. 4, Winter 1946.

Gulf Coast/South Historical Review  
Amos, Harriet E. "From Old to New South Trade in Mobile, 1850-1900." 5 no. 2, Spring 1990.

Browning, Judkin. "Foundations of Sand: Evaluating the Historical Assessments of White Unity in the Antebellum South." 19 no. 2, Spring 2003.

Carter, Kit C. III. "William Howland Robertson: His Early Years on the Gulf Coast, 1804-1808." 8 no. 1, Fall 1992.

Knetsch, Joe. "The Canal Era in West Florida: 1821-1845." 7 no. 1, Fall 1991.

Pearce, George. "Pensacola, the Deep-Water Harbor of the Gulf: Its Development, 1825-1930." 5 no. 2, Spring 1990.

Pruitt, Paul. "An Antebellum Law Reformer: Passages in the Life of Benjamin F. Porter." 11 no 1, Fall 1995.

Pruitt, Paul M. Jr. and Robert Bond Higgins. "Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Mobile: The Long Story of Charles R. S. Boyington." 11 no. 2, Spring 1996.

Ricketts, Sir Robert. "The Men and the Ships of the British Attack on Fort Bowyer-Feb 1815." 5 no. 2, Spring 1990.

Rucker, Brian L. "Nixon=s Raid and the Other Precursors to Jackson's 1814 Invasion of Spanish West Florida." 14 no. 2, Spring 1999.

Sharp, Andrew D. and Greta J. Sharp. "Investigating the Impact of Property Taxation on the Architecture of Antebellum Homes in Natchez, Vicksburg, and Mobile." 19 no. 1, Fall 2003.

Shuck, S. Marie. "Power-Brokers of the Spanish Borderlands: Alabamas and the Coushattas, 1805-1809." 14 no. 1, Fall 1998.

Sloan, Edward W. "The Roots of a Maritime Fortune: E. K. Collins and the New York-Gulf Coast Trade, 1821-1848." 5 no. 2, Spring 1990.  

Court Records:  
1. Naturalization Records, 1833-1906 (microfilm)
2. Divorce Cases, 1816-1918 (microfilm)
3. Circuit, City, and Chancery Court Records (indexes, minute books [microfilm], final record books, case files, c. 1820s-1917 [mostly civil, some criminal for the 1850s])
4. Probate Court, 1813-1850 (will books [microfilm])
5. Orphan Court, 1813-1850 (minutes)

Marriage Records, 1813-1967

Mobile City Directories, 1837-

Newspapers: (microfilm)
1. Alabama Beacon, 1843-1879
2. Alabama State Sentinel, 1853
3. Alabama Whig, 1854-1861
4. Cahaba Democrat, 1839
5. Clarke County Democrat, 1856-1881
6. Clarke County Post, 1836-1837
7. Eufala Democrat, 1846-1850
8. Macon Republican, 1849-1856
9. Marshall Eagle, 1852-1855
10. Moulton Democrat, 1855-1858
11. North Alabamian, 1836-1842
12. Selma Free Press, 1835-1841
13. Southern Democrat, 1837-1838
14. Spirit of the South, 1850-1851
15. Universalist Herald, 1856-1859
16. Wetumpka Argus, 1839-1844
17. Miscellaneous Papers, 1823-1860

Railroad Records:
1. Mobile & Ohio (minutes(, 1852-1866 (microfilm)
2. Mobile & Ohio (general ledger), 1850-1860

Ship Passenger Lists, 1838-1860 (microfilm)

Toulmin's Digest, 1823


Manuscript Collections:  

Individuals

Bellamy, Elizabeth Croom (1852-1900)
Accession: 93-09-272
Size of Collection: 15 cu. ft.

The papers in this collection include the school essays, correspondence, lectures, and published and unpublished writings of Elizabeth Whitfield Croom Bellamy, who was born April 17, 1837, in Quincy, Florida. As a daughter of a wealthy family, Elizabeth attended Reverend Thomas Bog Slade's school for girls in Columbus, Georgia, and later studied at Spingler Institute, a female academy, in New York. In 1858, she married a cousin, Dr. Charles Edward Bellamy who joined the Confederate Army in July 1862. Her husband and two young children died during the war. These papers also contain Bellamy's financial records, receipts, contracts, and royalty accounts for her various published works.

Chastang Family (1756-1935 [Bulk 1880-1935])
Accession: 96-08-314
Size of Collection: 3 cu. ft.

A collection of personal correspondence and published religious and educational materials relating to the Chastang family of Chastang and Bucks, Alabama. Most of the correspondence is from Edward Chastang and F. Z. Chastang.

Cochrane, Katharine Crampton (1815-1985)
Accession: 95-09-291
Size of Collection: 4 cu. ft.

Correspondence, professional papers, photographs, genealogical records, and memorabilia pertaining to John T. Cochrane, Sr., his wife Katharine Crampton Cochrane, her step-brother Dr. Guy Chester Crampton, her father Dr. Orson Lucius Crampton, and other members of the Cochrane and Crampton families.

Croom, Velma and Stephens G. (1840-1906)
Accession 98-09-346
Size of Collection: 5 cu. ft.

This collection consists of correspondence between various Croom family members and friends. Most of the letters were written between 1850 and 1870 by Cicero Stephens Croom, his sister Elizabeth Whitfield Croom Bellamy, and their parents, William Whitfield Croom and Julia Stephens Croom. Appointment required for use of this collection.

Toulmin, Mary Duggar Manuscript (1808-1861)
Accession: 93-09-263
Size of Collection: 2.5 cu. ft.

An unpublished manuscript by Mary Duggar Toulmin, "Annals of Mobile Theater, 1808-1861," and supporting research material.

Organizations/Businesses

Delano/Magoun Records (1835-1844)
Accession: 94-09-307
Size of Collection: .25 cu. ft.

A collection of letters, receipts, and invoices from various ship captains in Mobile to the ship owners, Benjamin Delano and Son of Kingston, Massachusetts, and Thatcher Magoun and Son of Boston. The ship captains describe their cargo and their experiences in the port of Mobile.

Government Street Presbyterian Church Records
Size of Collection: 3 reels (microfilm only)

Although the Presbytery of Alabama was organized in 1821, in Mobile the number of Presbyterians was so small that they formed a union church with local Episcopalians in 1822. A Presbyterian congregation was formally organized in 1831 and in 1836 purchased land on Government Street where they built their permanent home, a Greek Revival-style church that is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The collection includes session minutes and register books dating from 1831 to 1979. The registers contain records of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Mobile Female Benevolent Society Records (1831-1989)
Accession: 97-08-324
Size of Collection: 2 cu. ft.

Founded in 1829 as a non-denominational organization to aid indigent widows through the donation of food, clothing, and medical supplies, in 1835 the Mobile Female Benevolent Society built and maintained several houses called "Widow's Row" at Dearborn and Warren streets. Later the society purchased the Gazzam home at the corner of Government and Ann streets to house the women. This is the present site of a new facility known as Murray House, owned and operated by the Episcopal diocese of the Central Gulf Coast under the auspices of the Mobile Female Benevolent Society. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, the 1831, 1937, and 1951 constitutions, articles of incorporation (1841), inmate policies and legal agreements, resident lists (1873-1960), and minutes from 1860-64, 1886-92, 1897-98, 1953-54, 1982-83, and 1988-89.

St. Francis Street Methodist Church Records (1840-1993)
Size of Collection: 19 reels (microfilm only)

Founded in 1840, this Mobile church maintained a continuous congregation until 1993. Its records include membership rolls, marriages, baptisms, newsletters, and church bulletins, as well as historical information on ministers that served the church, and files on church members who were featured in local newspapers.

This guide was researched by Carol Ellis and Thomas Ashby, 2005-2006, and prepared by Carol Ellis (2006).

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