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Letter, Papers, and Photographs

 File — Box: 205, Folder: 298.03

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection contains two late nineteenth century volumes by R. D. Spratt dealing with the history, legends, and language of the Choctaw Indians. While a significant portion of the handwritten ledger deals with the language and vocabulary of the Choctaw, the typewritten bound volume deals mainly with the history and not as much vocabulary. It does contain several Choctaw translations of Bible verses and stories as well as several photographs. The collection also contains a letter from Wade Coleman, Jr. of Livingston, Alabama, to Mary Gorgas of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (the envelope is pasted on one of the back endpapers), five photographs of unidentified Indians and places, as well as two separate typewritten pages of information about the Choctaw.


  • circa 1900

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: 0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266