Archive for the ‘Alabama’ Category

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

Digby Gordon Seymour Papers, 1893-1902

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Creator: Seymour, Digby Gordon, 1855-1927.
Collection number: 5372
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Abstract: Digby Gordon Seymour (1855-1927) was a railroad engineer who lived and worked in the southeastern United States. He was the father of Knoxville, Tenn., lawyer and businessman Charles Milne Seymour (1882-1958), who was the father of Tennessee medical doctor and historian Read more…

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company Records, 1900s-1950s

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.
Collection number: 4572
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Abstract: The Atlantic Coast Line was based in Wilmington, N.C., and possessed rail that ran through Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. The Atlantic Coast Line later formed part of the CSX Transportation System. The collection contains Read more…

Theodore Rosengarten Oral History Interviews and Other Recordings, 1971-1977

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Rosengarten, Theodore.
Collection number: 5407
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Abstract: Theodore Rosengarten (1944- ) graduated from Amherst College in 1966 and received his Ph.D. in American civilization from Harvard University in 1975. In 1969, in the course of his research on the Alabama Sharecroppers Union in Read more…

Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Creator: Streety, John Poynter, 1820-1894.
Collection number: 5478
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Abstract: John Poynter Streety was born in Bladen County, N.C., in 1820. He arrived in the town of Haynesville, Ala., circa 1839, where he became a prosperous businessman. Streety’s plantation was located in Lowndes County, where he was Read more…

Alfred Batré letters, 1835.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Batré, Alfred, fl. 1835.
Collection number: 49-z
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Abstract: Letters, 1835, containing news of family, friends, and slaves, from Batré in Mobile, Ala., to his friend Mrs. J. S. Walker in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Read more…

William Dunlap Simpson papers, 1819-1951.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Simpson, William Dunlap, 1823-1890.
Collection number: 3344
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Abstract: William Dunlap Simpson, lawyer of Laurens, S.C., served during the Civil War with the 14th S. C. Volunteers and in the Confederate Congress. In 1876, he was S.C. lieutenant governor, Read more…

Harry St. John Dixon papers, 1855-1904.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dixon, Harry St. John, 1843-1898.
Collection number: 2375
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Abstract: Native of Mississippi, Confederate officer, and California lawyer. Personal correspondence and diaries of Dixon, consisting chiefly of correspondence between Dixon and his parents while he was a student at the University of Virginia, Read more…

Richard McKinne Kennedy papers, 1828-1906.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Kennedy, Richard McKinne, 1830-1879.
Collection number: 4212
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Abstract: Richard McKinne Kennedy was a farmer in Greene County, Ala. He served with the 11th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War. Bills of sale of slaves in Pickens County, Ala.; letters, Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Alabama, Slavery

George Wolfe Bruce papers, 1853-1854.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Bruce, George Wolfe.
Collection number: 5225-z
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Abstract: George Wolfe Bruce of New York was the son of George Bruce, co-founder and co-owner of Bruce Type Foundry, New York, and the brother of David Wolfe Bruce, Matilda Bruce, and Catherine Bruce. Letters written by George Wolfe Bruce in Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Alabama, Slavery