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Bird Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0596

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.

Dates

  • 1805-1885

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Born in Georgia on 8 May 1803, Griffin moved with his family to the area of present-day Montgomery County, Alabama shortly after 1820. He married Alsira Autrey in 1824, and settled in Perry County. They had 15 children, 13 of whom lived to adulthood. In addition to farming, he served as justice of the peace and was active in politics. Bird died in 1883.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (photocopies?)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.

Provenance

Loaned for photocopying, 1981 or 1982

General

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Processed by

John McIlwain, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Bird Griffin papers, 1805-1885
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
2007
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