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Richard Holmes Powell papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0079

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, speeches, and essays written by and to Richard Holmes Powell of Union Springs, Alabama. Some letters were written from Chunnenuggee, Alabama. With only a few exceptions, the letters were written before the Civil War and deal primarily with news of family and friends. The essays and speeches are on many subjects, including the death of Andrew Jackson, small colleges, the influence of steam over civilization, and the management of slaves.

Dates

  • 1833-1905

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Richard Holmes Powell was born in Georgia about 1822. He attended Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, in 1841, and at some time before 1845 he married and had two children, Virginia and Norborne. According to the 1880 U. S. Census, he was a practicing lawyer in Union Springs, Alabama.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Correspondence, essays, and speeches written by and to Richard Holmes Powell of Union Springs,Alabama, and includes the essay "On the Management of Slaves."

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

General

Title on phase box spine: Powell Family Papers Including "An Essay on the Management of Slaves" - Union Springs and Tuskegee: 1833-1905

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Richard Holmes Powell papers
Status
Completed
Date
November 2013
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