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Box SC1800-1849.001


Contains 4 Collections and/or Records:


 File — Box: SC1800-1849.001, Folder: 2051.01
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter written by Francis S. Lyon, dated March 3, 1837, to M. Dickerson, Secretary of the United States Navy, and a bill of sale in Marengo County, Alabama, with Lyon's signature as a witness. In the letter he recommends that Dr. C. Wm. Tait to the position of assistant surgeon in the Navy. He states that there have been no appointments of this kind made from Alabama and hopes that Dr. Tait will be allowed to be examined by the first available board to...
Dates: 1837-1858


 File — Box: SC1800-1849.001, Folder: 2646.001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains one wallet style, leather bound diary of an unidentified Presbyterian minister from Alabama recording his travel (including mileage, itinerary, and expenses) from north Alabama to New York to attend the Presbyterian Church's Assembly in Philadelphia in 1832. Entries date from April 18 to June 19, 1832 as well as later entries for a trip from Western New York to Chicago in 1851.
Dates: 1832

Muster Roll

 File — Box: SC1800-1849.001, Folder: 3723.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a partial muster roll of the CSS Alabama, probably sometime after June 1863, as it indicates that Lieutenant John Low was transferred to command the Tuscaloosa, which the Alabama had captured on 20 June 1863.
Dates: after 1864 June 19


 File — Box: SC1800-1849.001, Folder: 3760.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains an original printed copy of Henry Watkins Collier's inaugural address as the governor of Alabama in 1849. Three years earlier in 1846, the legislature had moved the seat of government to Montgomery, where a new capitol was constructed on Goat Hill. There the legislature certified Collier's election on November 16, 1849. The title page of the address is dated November 17, 1849, which was the day following the certification. Barely a month later, on December 14, three...
Dates: 1849 November 17