Acid Free, a newsletter of the Friends of The McCall
Library is presented several times a year. It contains articles about new collections and
other events happening at The Library, as well as patron highlights and other items of
interest to our Friends group. An archive of articles
can be found here.
To receive your free hard copy of Acid Free, please email
The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library is
also pleased to offer the following publications for sale:
Down the Years: Articles on Mobile's
Gulf South Historical Review
Index to Divorce Cases
Index to Naturalization Records
Marriages of Mobile County
Orphan Court Abstracts
|Michael Thomason, ed. Down the
Years: Articles on Mobile's History. Mobile, Ala., 2000. 308 pp. Paper, $19.95 +
Published in 2000, this volume
commemorates the tricentennial of Alabama's oldest city by reprinting seventeen of the
best articles on Mobile published over the years in the Gulf Coast/South Historical
Review. This book of readings begins with precolonial days and extends to World
War II. An order form and table of contents are available on this website.
University of South Alabama Archives, ed. and comp. Index to Divorce Cases of the Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit Court, 1816-1918. Mobile, Ala., 1994. 125 pp. Cloth.
This index provides the names of
complainants and respondents involved in 4,773 divorce proceedings in the Thirteenth
Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama between 1816 and 1918. Most of the cases heard in this
circuit are from Mobile County, although some are from Baldwin and Washington
counties. An introduction describes the information contained in the records and
provides definitions for understanding frequently used legal terms. The actual cases are
also available to researchers.
King, Clinton P. and Meriem A. Barlow, comp. and eds. Naturalization Records, Mobile, Alabama, 1833-1906.
Baltimore, Maryland, 1986. 138 pp. Cloth. $17.50.
This research tool lists some 7,000 persons who arrived from the British Isles and Europe
from the time of the earliest extant naturalization records for Mobile (1833) until the
time of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (1906). All essential data from the
naturalization papers are included: name of the petitioner, country or place of origin,
age, length of residence (usually in the U.S.) prior to the petition, date, with full
documentation as to the location of the court record where the naturalization is located.
All state, county, local, and federal records were employed for this reference book,
including sources at the National Archives.
King, Clinton P. and Meriem A. Barlow, comp. and eds. Marriages
of Mobile County, Alabama, 1856-1875. Mobile, Alabama,1986. 224 pp. Cloth.
This publication is a compilation of names
of approximately 12,000 persons taken from the Marriage Records, Volumes 14-26, of the
Probate Court of Mobile County, Alabama, covering the years 1856-1875. It is arranged
alphabetically under the name of the bride and groom, with date of license/marriage and
volume number and page where recorded. A brief forward explains information contained in
the records and instructions for ordering copies of the complete record.
King, Clinton P. and Meriem A. Barlow, comp. and eds. Abstracts of Orphans Court Minutes, Mobile County, Alabama, 1813-1837.
Mobile, Alabama,1987. 229 pp. Cloth. $22.50.
original source volume, Minute Book 1 of the Orphan's Court (now the Probate Court),
contains 592 pages, but the compilers have made use of abbreviations and omitted excessive
verbiage to conserve space. The original pagination has been indicated so that
researchers may order copies of original entries from the Probate Court. Full names as
found in records are retained in these abstracts. There is an index to all surnames
including the name of the Testator or Intestate.