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N. H. R. Dawson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0412

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials like; newspaper clippings, personal and business correspondence, and an account book. This also contains a personal letter, to Dawson, signed by the 22nd president of the United States, Grover Cleveland. There is also the original appointment certificate, when Dawson was appointed Commissioner of Education in 1886, it is also signed by Grover Cleveland.

Dates

  • 1856-1927

Biographical / Historical

Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson was a Selma, Ala., lawyer and politician, Confederate officer, and United States commissioner of education. He was also a member of the Alabama legislature and served as Speaker of the House.

Extent

1.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Newspaper clippings, personal and business correspondence, and an account book.

Provenance

Gift of Mary D. London, 2008

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

C.E. Doughty, 2009; updated by Andrew Harris, 2013

Source

Title
Guide to the N.H.R. Dawson papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
April 2016
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