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Cabot Lull papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0884

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, legal documents and to a lesser extent newspaper clippings, photographs and various miscellaneous material relating to personal, business, political, and official matters. There is a major gap in the papers from 1876 to 1892.

Dates

  • 1816-1935
  • Majority of material found within 1852 - 1912

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

Cabot Lull was born October 15, 1835 in Norwich, Connecticut. He came to Wetumpka, Alabama in 1852 and became a businessman. During the Civil War, Lull was active as a blockade runner, operating from Great Britain to Bermuda. He returned to his business after the war. Following Reconstruction, he was elected mayor of Wetumpka several times. In 1892, as a candidate of the Democratic ticket, Lull was elected to the position of Probate Judge of Elmore County. He was defeated for reelection in 1898. Lull married Sallie Graham Foster in 1858; they had seven children. Active in church and Masonic affairs, he died in 1924, just short of his ninetieth birthday.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, financial records, legal documents and to a lesser extent newspaper clippings, photographs and various miscellaneous material relating to personal, business, political, and official matters of this former blockade runner and Elmore County merchant and probate judge.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Sarah Cabot Pierce, 1965, addition 1997

General

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Processed by

unknown

Creator

Title
Guide to the Cabot Lull papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500