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Letters, 1842 - 1861

 File — Box: SC1800-1849.001, Folder: 2013.1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection consists of eight letters, dated from 1842 to 1861 (five holograph and three typescript copies) written by George Smith Houston. The holographs are recommendations for various positions (midshipman, post masters, head of the bureau of provisions & clothing, subscription agent, and naval physician). The three typescripts are copies of letters and may be copies of letters in the Alabama Department of Archives and History. There is one to D.S. Dalton, dated April 30, 1859 that contains Houston’s corrections to Dalton’s biographical sketch. It is in this letter that he states, “I am a little sensitive just now about my age but if important in yr view put it in – 17th January 1809…” The other two letters written to Governor A. B. Moore of Alabama, dated August 1, 1961 and August 27, 1861, in which he reports on the political conditions of Walker, Winston, and adjacent counties.


  • 1842 - 1861

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 0.2 Linear Feet (8 letters, 13 pages)

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