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Sons of the American Revolution, James "Horseshoe" Robertson Chapter (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1202

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence, membership lists, bank deposits, programs of chapter meetings, genealogical worksheets, and newspaper clippings relating to the Tuscaloosa chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and biographical sketches of James Robertson, for whom the chapter was named.

Dates

  • 1946-1960
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

The James "Horseshoe" Robertson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized on May 11, 1947 in the recreation room of Christ Episcopal Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, through the efforts of Colonel William T. Carpenter of Tuscaloosa, at the request of Mr. Files Crenshaw of Montgomery, Alabama, President of the Alabama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The chapter began with a nucleus of eight men living in the Tuscaloosa area who were at-large members of the Alabama Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The chapter had eighteen charter members. James (Horseshoe) Robertson was adopted as the chapter’s name, thus commemorating a South Carolina scout and ranger during the Revolutionary War who subsequently settled in Tuscaloosa County.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (254 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, membership lists, bank deposits, programs of chapter meetings, genealogical worksheets, and newspaper clippings relating to the Tuscaloosa chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and biographical sketches of James Robertson, for whom the chapter was named.

Provenance

Gift of Whitfield Moore, 1962. Mr. Moore had received the papers from Colonel William T. Carpenter, founder of the James (Horseshoe) Robertson Chapter, S.A.R.

General

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Title
Guide to the Sons of the American Revolution, James "Horseshoe" Robertson Chapter (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) records
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
August 2017
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