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Archive: Heritage - Frances Beverly Papers

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Mobile’s Borrowing Habit

Mobile’s Borrowing Habit

Writer Frances Beverly recounts some of the most egregious borrowers of 19th-century Mobile.

June 2018
Funny Mobile Customs

Funny Mobile Customs

Writer Frances Beverly documents some of historic Mobile’s most bizarre practices.

May 2018
Mobile Backyards of Old

Mobile Backyards of Old

Reflecting on her backyard and the young children who terrorized it, Frances Beverly reminisces about the fenced-off yards of her childhood.

April 2018
Tub Night

Tub Night

Before indoor plumbing was popularized in Mobile, Saturday night bathing was a grueling tradition.

March 2018
The Blizzard Carnival

The Blizzard Carnival

The Mardi Gras of 1899 put the resolve of Mobile revelers to the ultimate test.

February 2018
The Arson Ladies

The Arson Ladies

In 19th-century Mobile, one household of well-to-do women had mischief up their sleeves.

January 2018
How to Be Beautiful in Old Mobile

How to Be Beautiful in Old Mobile

Looking stylish in the days of our Mobile ancestors sometimes required a trip to New York, a little homemade creativity or, occasionally, a brush with death.

December 2017
The Story of Old Mobile

The Story of Old Mobile

For more than 20 years, Frances Beverly, born in 1865, recorded the history and quirks of life in the Port City of yesteryear. Here, get a look at her classic manuscripts.

November 2017