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Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0402

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one member of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s. The collection includes personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, as well as a sketch of the same for a proposed movie script with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies. There are also photocopies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1925-1980

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

Judge Jesse Van Hoose was an early Alabama settler, merchant, probate judge. He was born 3 July 1787. His son, James McLester Van Hoose (born 1824) was the father of James Alexander Van Hoose (1852-1936), one of the cadets who attempted unsuccessfully to defend the University of Alabama from Union attack in April 1865, and subsequently a Presbyterian minister and mayor of Birmingham 1894-1896.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (photocopies)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s. There are also some personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, augmented with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies, as well as copies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.

Provenance

Gift of Alex V. Davies, 1990

General

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Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to Alex Van Hoose Davies family paper
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
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