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William and Crawford L. Brown family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3759

Scope and Contents

Over one hundred documents relating to the Mississippi and Alabama plantations of brothers William and Crawford L. Brown. The documents include bills of sale for slaves; receipts for clothing, dry goods, and tool repair; tax receipts listing the number of slaves; bills of lading for cotton bales; and business letters.

Dates

  • 1834-1861

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

William and Crawford L. Brown were brothers and wealthy plantation owners in Mississippi and Alabama in the early part of the nineteenth century. William, the wealthier of the two, settled in Hinds County, Mississippi, while Crawford settled in Columbia, Alabama, where he served as postmaster. Both brothers died in the late 1840s.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (103 documents)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Documents relating to the Mississippi and Alabama plantations of the Brown family, including bills of sale for slaves; receipts for tool repair, clothing, dry goods; tax receipts listing the number of slaves; business letters; and various legal agreements and other court documents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from William Reese Co., 2014

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Creator

Title
Guide to the William and Crawford L. Brown family papers,
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
March 2014
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