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Ann Jordan Farm papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0080

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of Sidney Z. Mitchell's correspondence, articles relating to his career, and other biographical information. It also includes Jordan family deeds, photographs taken at Ann Jordan Farm, legal documents and correspondence relating to the Jordan Family Cemetery, articles about Ann Jordan Farm and Jordan Dam, and furniture catalogs and floor plans.

Dates

  • 1874-1950

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

Ann Jordan Farm, an estate of nearly 5,000 acres in Coosa County, Alabama, was a gift to the University of Alabama by Sidney A. Mitchell, son of Sidney Z. Mitchell. It is named for Sidney Z. Mitchell's grandmother and includes the Jordan family home. Sidney Z. Mitchell himself was born in Dadeville, Alabama, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1866. In 1885 he was appointed organizer of electric light plants for the Edison Company in the northwest and he subsequently served as president of Electric Bond & Share Company from 1905 to 1933.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Photocopies of Sidney Z. Mitchell's correspondence, articles relating to his career, and other biographical information. It also includes Jordan family deeds, photographs taken at Ann Jordan Farm, legal documents and correspondence relating to the Jordan Family Cemetery, articles about Ann Jordan Farm and Jordan Dam, and furniture catalogs and floor plans.

Provenance

unknown

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the Ann Jordan Farm papers
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