The material was assembled by E. F. Holman, principal of the school. In the reports the teachers describe the studies and activities their classes engaged in throughout the school year. Photographs of the students are often included.
The constitutional convention of 1867 met from October to December; it was held as a result of the Reconstruction Act of 1867, which made Alabama part of the Third Military District under General John Pope. These records consist of ordinances and...
Diary entries are chronological but irregular (sometimes months apart, sometimes years). Topics discussed include family matters and health; religion; homes in northwest Georgia (near a settlement of Cherokee Indians) and Gaylesville in Cherokee...
Expenses include food, supplies, and pack horses; room and board; ferriage; and labor and services (for example, washing and shoeing horses, or "Cherokee man to show the Cherokee line"). Transcripts are included.
The first few entries were written before the war; they discuss Wilson's work as a clerk in a cotton house and his social life in Mobile. Most of the diary, however, focuses on his military service during the Civil War. He describes camp life and...
About a third of the letters are handwritten, and the rest are typed; some of the handwritten copies are faded and difficult to read. Many of the letters report on the daily operations of the company. Other topics include supply, labor, and...
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