Richard Furman papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of photocopies of various documents by Richard Furman including letters, news clippings, written class work, and poetry by Margaret A.E. Furman. Several of the letters are to the former President of the University of Alabama, Basil Manly, during the mid 1850s concerning various subjects. There is also a letter concerning his opinion on race relations dated December 24, 1867. The collection also contains poetry written by his wife, Margaret A.E. Furman, between 1845 and 1862 the year she died. Also includes the unsigned poem "The Warrior Guards."
- Furman, Margaret A. E. Cammer (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Reverend Richard Furman, Jr. was born October 10, 1815 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was the seventh child of Wood Furman and Hannah Bowers. He was related to the noted Baptist minister and Revolutionary War patriot Rev. Dr. Richard Furman (1755-1826). He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1839, and taught and served as the principal for a preparatory school in Tuscaloosa. He married Margaret Anna Eliza Cammer also of Sumter on April 13, 1841. She was a devout Christian and prolific writer. They both died in Tuscaloosa, she in 1862 and he in May of 1883. More information on Richard Furman and his family can be found in the Sara Walls Collection.
0.4 Linear Feet (all photocopies)
Language of Materials
Photocopied documents, including letters, poetry, news clippings, class work, essays, and journal entries of Alabama school administrator and preacher.
S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
- Guide to the Richard Furman Papers
- June 2010
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