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Clement Comer Clay letter, 1818.

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Creator: Clay, Clement Comer, 1789-1866.
Collection number: 692-z
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Abstract: Letter, 29 July 1818, from Thomas Fearn, an Alabamian in London, to C. C. Clay, Huntsville, Ala., discussing his plan for emancipating the slaves in Alabama, his medical studies, Read more…

Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

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Creator: Hentz family.
Collection number: 332
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Hentz family included French revolutionary Nicholas Arnould Hentz (1756-1832); his sons Nicholas Richard Hentz (1786-1850), an officer in the French Imperial Army; and Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), a prominent entomologist; Read more…

Josiah Gorgas papers, 1857-1878.

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Creator: Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883.
Collection number: 279-z
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Abstract: U.S. and later Confederate ordnance officer. Diaries, 1857-1864 and 1864-1878, of Josiah Gorgas, describing his life as a U.S. army ordnance officer stationed at Augusta, Me., Charleston, S.C., and Frankford Arsenal, Pa.; as Confederate Chief of Read more…

Charles McKinney Nice papers, 1939-1999.

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Creator: Nice, Charles McKinney, 1919-
Collection number: 4552
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Abstract: Charles McKinney Nice of Birmingham, Ala., served in the Alabama House of Representatives, 1954-1958; as circuit court judge, 1974-1982; and. after that, as family Read more…

Langdon, Young, and Meares family papers, 1771-1877 (bulk 1830-1860).

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Creator: Langdon, Young, and Meares family.
Collection number: 1558
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Abstract: The collection includes family papers, chiefly 1830-1860, of related Wilmington, N.C., families. The collection includes letters, 1821-1838, from William Belvidere Meares (1787-1841) to his brother-in-law, James Alves Read more…

Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall diaries, 1751-1860.

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Creator: Clitherall, Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin, 1784-1863.
Collection number: 158
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Abstract: Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall was a plantation owner’s wife and school teacher who lived in Belleville and Walterboro, S.C., at Thornbury Plantation in North Carolina, and in Read more…

Hilary A. Herbert papers, 1864-1931.

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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 Read more…

Francis Hanson diary, 1857-1873.

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Creator: Hanson, Francis, fl. 1857-1873.
Collection number: 1446-z
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Abstract: Fragments of the diary of Francis Hanson, minister at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Prairieville, Ala., at Demopolis, and at other places in Alabama. Daily entries focus on ministerial services for both blacks and whites. The Read more…

William H. Sims diary and papers, 1857-1865.

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Creator: Sims, William H., 1820-1890.
Collection number: 1403
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Abstract: Papers include instructions, 1857, to an overseer in Alabama concerning the management of slaves and a fragment of minutes of the first meeting of the Tombigbee Rangers, Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Alabama, Slavery

George Washington Allen papers, 1832-1932.

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Creator: Allen, George Washington, fl. 1832-1874.
Collection number: 2711
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Abstract: Planter of Pelika and Lafayette, Ala.. Also represented are his brother, Alexander A. Allen (fl. 1832-1870), planter and lawyer of Bainbridge and Lexington, Ga.; Alexander’s son, Read more…