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Charles H. Scott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3060

Scope and Contents

Letters written to Scott are primarily concerned with Alabama politics. These matters include Scott's position as delegate to the Republican National Committee, requests for appointments to federal positions, and comments on political wranglings within the state Republican party. The "third party" correspondence includes letters about the appointment of Thomas J. Scott (Charles' father) to the office of Register of the U.S. Land Office located in Montgomery, letters to Joseph O. Thomas, and other correspondence mentioning Charles H. Scott.

Manuscripts regarding political appointments concern political turmoil about Warren S. Reese and L.J. Bryan, two judicial appointments in Alabama. Republican party documents include a "plan of political proceedure [sic]," minutes from the executive committee of the Republican party in Wetumpka, and an electoral ballot from the 1936 Alabama state election.

Dates

  • 1889-1906

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

None

Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Scott was born around 1871 to Thomas J. and Martha A. Scott. He had five siblings: Mary Bell, John T., Thomas R., George G., and Hal L. Charles H. Scott served as Captain of Company A in the second Alabama regiment in the Spanish-American War. In 1904 Scott served as the Alabama delegate to the Republican National Convention. Scott appears to have married a Josephine sometime between 1880 and 1900. According to the 1910 census, Charles and Josephine had four children: Alva, Mary A., Thomas J., and Joe B.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (84 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters written to Charles H. Scott and others concerning Republican party politics in Alabama.

Provenance

Cather & Brown, 2005

Related Materials

Thomas J. Scott and Sons Records (MSS 2552) also contains some correspondence and other documents of Charles H. Scott.

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, October, 2010
Title
Guide to Charles H. Scott Papers
Status
Completed
Author
James N. Gilbreath
Date
10/08/2010
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