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Series Description

From the Series: Consist of legal documents that Cabaniss and associated attorneys drafted, filed, and accumulated during their years of practice, representing both individuals and estates in Alabama and other superior courts of law. These materials concern legal actions that were often litigated in the courts. The series is divided into three subseries: Case Files, Estate of Samuel Townsend, and Other Legal Documents These materials include documents relating to depositions, judgments, writs, agreements, title bonds, complaints, petitions, admissions, responses, bills, supplements, exhibits, orders, decrees, powers of attorney, case notes, and court briefs. The Samuel Townsend estate subseries contains similar materials, as well as wills and financial records left by both Edmund and Samuel Townsend which were used as evidence in the cases involving the Samuel Townsend estate. Documents pertaining to Edmund Townsend and his estate can be found at the beginning of the Townsend subseries, and materials generated by Samuel Townsend and his estate follow; their arrangement reflects a progression from personal, to financial, and to legal. The Other Legal Documents Subseries contains a circuit court docket, a day book for bankrupts, summons, warrants, seizures, deeds, and other materials. There is also a small portion of legal documents that could not be assigned to a particular case file, as well as older legal materials that were drafted before Cabaniss started his legal career.


  • 1820-1912,


From the Collection: English

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 Series: 11.6 Linear Feet


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266