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Alabama Democratic Party, 1860 Delegation minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0057

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the minutes and roll of Alabama's delegation, who were "accredited to the Baltimore and Richmond Democratic convention" in Richmond, Virginia, in 1860. This was Alabama's delegation to the second Democratic convention, held after the "Bolters" disrupted the first meeting in Charleston, S.C. Most delegates were pledged to Breckinridge and Lane.

Dates

  • 1860

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

The 1860 Democratic National Convention was one of the crucial events in the lead-up to the American Civil War. The official Democratic national convention adjourned in deadlock without choosing a candidate for President. A resumed official convention nominated Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois for President and former Senator Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia for Vice President. A "rump" convention, primarily Southerners, nominated Vice President John C. Breckinridge for President and Senator Joseph Lane of Oregon for Vice President.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "1860 Democratic National Convention." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Oct. 2012. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 ledger, 16 leaves)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Minutes and roll of Alabama's delegation, who were "accredited to the Baltimore and Richmond Democratic convention" in Richmond, Virginia, in 1860.

Provenance

unknown

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Alabama Democratic Party, 1860 Delegation Minutes
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
May 2009
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