Category Archives: Politics

Marion Butler papers, 1862-1938 (bulk 1890-1927).

Creator: Butler, Marion, 1863-1938.
Collection number: 114
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Abstract: Marion Butler of Sampson County, N.C., was president of the North Carolina and National Farmers’ Alliance and Industrial Union; state and national Populist Party leader; member of the North Carolina Senate; United States senator, Continue reading Marion Butler papers, 1862-1938 (bulk 1890-1927).

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Continue reading Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

Creator: Neal family.
Collection number: 4370
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Abstract: Members of the Neal family and related Fox and Timberlake families, were planters, businessmen, and farmers in Franklin, N.C.; Fayette and Henderson counties, Tenn.; Tuscaloosa, Continue reading Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Continue reading Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Habersham Elliott papers, 1820-1898 (bulk 1840-1898).

Creator: Elliott, Habersham.
Collection number: 2510
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Abstract: Chiefly letters from John Barnwell Elliott (1841-1921) while a Confederate soldier on the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, in Charleston, in Paris after the Civil War, and as a Continue reading Habersham Elliott papers, 1820-1898 (bulk 1840-1898).

Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931.

Creator: Herbert, Hilary A. (Hilary Abner), 1834-1919.
Collection number: 2481
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Abstract: Alabama and Washington, D.C., lawyer, author, Democratic U. S. representative, 1877-1893, and secretary of the Navy, 1893-1897. Correspondence, writings, speeches, and Continue reading Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931.

Reed Sarratt papers, 1930s-1960s.

Creator: Sarratt, Reed.
Collection number: 4549
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Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, and other items of North Carolina journalist Reed Sarratt (1917-1986), whose career took him from editorial posts at the “Charlotte News” and the Continue reading Reed Sarratt papers, 1930s-1960s.

J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).

Creator: Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894.
Collection number: 5-z
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Abstract: Planter, brigadier general of Mississippi state forces during the Civil War, Republican governor, and U.S. senator. Letters from Alcorn to his wife, Amelia Walton (Glover) Alcorn, Continue reading J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).