Category Archives: Alabama

Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

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; Continue reading Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

Josiah Gorgas papers, 1857-1878.

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 Continue reading Josiah Gorgas papers, 1857-1878.

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

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

Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall diaries, 1751-1860.

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 Continue reading Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall diaries, 1751-1860.

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.

Francis Hanson diary, 1857-1873.

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 Continue reading Francis Hanson diary, 1857-1873.

George Washington Allen papers, 1832-1932.

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, Continue reading George Washington Allen papers, 1832-1932.