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Charles Pelham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1123

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes short biographical clippings, a letter dated 1873 regarding photographs, an 1875 claim against the U.S. government for services worth $24 provided in 1856, and a letter to the Forney Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1903, thanking them for honoring him with an award.

Dates

  • 1873-1903

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

Pelham was born Person County, North Carolina, 12 March 1835. He moved to Alabama with his parents in 1838, attended common schools, became an attorney, and opened a law practice in Talladega, Alabama, in 1858. He was a Lieutenant in Company C, 51st Alabama Cavalry, C.S.A., and after the Civil War, judge on the 10th Alabama Circuit Court. While serving in that capacity he was elected to U.S. House of Representative in the 43rd Congress on the Republican ticket.

Extent

0.03 Linear Feet (3 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection includes short biographical clippings, letters, and other materials of this Talladega, Alabama, attorney and Congressman.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

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Title
Guide to the Charles Pelham 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:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500