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O.M. Roberts reminiscences while a student of the University of Alabama

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1199

Scope and Contents note

Contains a bound, typewritten recollection of Roberts's life as a student at The University of Alabama, 1833-1836. He presented this to the Erosophic Society of The University of Alabama in 1892. The work includes a photograph of a painting of him in approximately 1835

Dates

  • 1892

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

O. M. Roberts was born in South Carolina on July 9, 1815. He entered the University of Alabama in 1833 and graduated in 1836. He may have served as librarian for the University. He passed the bar exam in 1837 and lived in Alabama until 1841. While living in Alabama he served in the Alabama legislature for one term. In 1841 he moved to San Augustine, Texas where he practiced law and served as district attorney and as a justice of the Texas Supreme Court. He served as president of the Texas Secession Convention in 1861 and later commanded a Confederate States Army unit that fought in the Civil War. After the war he continued his political career, serving as Governor of Texas, 1879-1883. After serving as governor he taught law at the University of Texas, an institution he helped found. In addition, he was a founding member and the first president of the Texas Historical Association.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 item; book)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Contains a bound, typewritten recollection of this Texas governor's life as a student of the University of Alabama, 1833-1836. He presented this to the Erosophic Society of the University of Alabama in 1892. The work includes a photograph of a painting of him in approximately 1835.

Provenance

Gift of O. M. Roberts, 1892 - transferred from Alabama Pamphlets, 1989

General

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Processed by

Megan Quillivan and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Creator

Title
Guide to the O. M. Roberts reminiscences while a student of the University of Alabama
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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