Monday, October 6, 2014

Old Alabama Stuff (1): An 1888 Pamphlet

I'm going to begin a series featuring books, pamphlets, articles, and whatever from the past that relate to Alabama in some way. These posts will consist of title pages, brief comments and a link to the full text.

First up is this 1888 pamphlet by William Shephard Walsh [1854-1919], "Alabama." He seems to have been a prolific author of his day. The item was published by the J.B. Lippincott Company in Philadelphia, a firm still operating today. There are only a few pages of text.

I'm guessing Lippincott may have published such pamphlets for each state, since it gives an overview of geography, resources, towns, etc.

This work can be found at the wonderful Internet Archive, which notes it has been downloaded 409 times.

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