Richard Holmes Powell papers
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.
- Powell, Richard Holmes (Correspondent, Person)
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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.
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Language of Materials
Correspondence, essays, and speeches written by and to Richard Holmes Powell of Union Springs,Alabama, and includes the essay "On the Management of Slaves."
The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama
Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010
Title on phase box spine: Powell Family Papers Including "An Essay on the Management of Slaves" - Union Springs and Tuskegee: 1833-1905
Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013
- Guide to the Richard Holmes Powell papers
- November 2013
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