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Robert Napoleon Cotten Family Series


Scope and Contents note

From the Collection: The collection contains diaries, correspondence, and other materials related to four generations of this Tennessee/Alabama family. The papers are divided into four series, each representing a family generation.

The Thomas and Mary Hostler Green Wright Family Series contains materials created by Thomas, Mary, and their siblings and children. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of family members, journals, religious and fictional writings, and some legal documents.

The Leonidas and Sarah Elizabeth Wright Cotten Family Series contains materials created by and for Leonidas, Sarah Elizabeth, and their children. The majority of the material in this series belonged to Sarah Elizabeth, who kept many commonplace journals in which she wrote and collected fiction, poetry, recipes, and ideas. There is also a substantial number of letters from Sarah Elizabeth to her children.

The Robert Napoleon Cotten Family Series contains materials created by Robert N. Cotten, his wife, and children. Within the series are legal documents and correspondence, the bulk of which was written by Robert N. Cotten to family members. The early letters are articulate, detailed letters written to his mother from Civil War camps.

The Edward Trent Douglass Jr. Series contains materials created and collected by and for Edward Trent Douglass. Included are his incoming and outgoing correspondence, historical writings, genealogical materials, photographs, and other materials related to genealogical activities.


  • 1798 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access



From the Collection: 2.47 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266