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Rachel Duke Hamilton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0455

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of a typed draft of the manuscript of a biography of Judge Peter J. Hamilton by his youngest daughter, Rachel Duke Hamilton Cannon (sometimes noted as Rachel-Duke). It includes photocopies of pictures and articles pertaining to the Judge and his family. In the preface she states, “I have devoted more time to my father’s forebears than is usual in a biography, because it was my great-grandfather, William T. Hamilton, who was the first regular minister of the Government Street Presbyterian Church (Mobile, Alabama).”

Dates

  • circa 1950

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Rachel Duke Hamilton, born circa 1900, was the second daughter of U.S. District Judge Peter J. Hamilton and Rachel “Ellie” Burgett Hamilton, both of Mobile, Alabama. Judge Hamilton served as Judge of the U.S. District Court of the District of Puerto Rico from 1913 to 1921.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A photocopy of a typed draft of the manuscript of a biography of Judge Peter J. Hamilton written by his youngest daughter, Rachel Duke Hamilton Cannon (sometimes noted as Rachel-Duke).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

unknown

General

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Processing Information

Martha Bace, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Rachel Duke Hamilton papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 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