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"A Stitch in Time -or- Yankee Doodle's Progress"

Identifier: MS-0867

This two-act satire, entitled "A Stitch in Time -or- Yankee Doodle's Progress," is narrated by Poor Richard and stars a young man named Yankee Doodle. It begins in 1775 on Sir Lott of Pott's Virginia plantation and goes on to depict portions of the Revolutionary War and the hardships of life (particularly those faced by women and African-Americans) in early America.

Dates: undated

Alex Haley Papers

Identifier: MS-1888

This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.

Dates: 1870-1991

Andrew Jackson Medicine Receipt

Identifier: MS-3415
Abstract This receipt lists the medicines that General Andrew Jackson purchased from Dr. M. Allen for his slaves and their children. Jackson has penned Marathon across the top, indicating that he was in Marathon, Alabama at the time. The medicines listed are Feb. gutta (a fever drop), Tinct Muria Ferri (a cure for erysipelas), Pulv. Rhei (a laxative), and Cort. Peruv. (Peruvian bark used to cure childbed fever). The receipt is signed as paid in full by Wm. W. Crawford, who handled many of Jackson's...
Dates: 1818 November 17-December 7

F. W. Claybrooke Letter

Identifier: MS-2658

The collection consists of a letter written from F. W. Claybrooke to My Dear Brother on March 15, 1858. The sender's location not known, but it was sent to Louisa County, Virginia. The letter details some advice for crop harvesting and the such. Also in the letter is a mention of the price of slaves.

Dates: 1858 March 15

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

Identifier: MS-1549

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

Lucius Polk Brown Collection

Identifier: MS-0252

This collection contains correspondence, record books, memoranda, printed material, and other records concerning the Spring Hill and Melrose plantations from 1856 to 1898.

Dates: 1856-1903

M. M. Brien Letter to Parsons & Walker

Identifier: MS-1870

In this letter, M. M. Brien of Smithville, Tennessee asks Huntsville, Alabama attorneys Parsons & Walker for news about the case of Tubbs and Reynolds vs. Driver et. al. He also provides some additional information about the enslaved peoples whose labor is disputed in the case.

Dates: 1844 February 8

McCalley Plantation Record Books

Identifier: MS-0491

This collection contains plantation record books from the McCalley Plantation in Huntsville, Alabama. The record books contain information on the day to day operations of the plantations as well as inventories of the farm.

Dates: 1853-1871