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Box 640

 Container

Contains 15 Collections and/or Records:

Resolution

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains an 1866 resolution addressed to President Andrew Johnson by two Greene County, Alabama freemasons chapters, requesting the pardon and release of several associates. The resolution contains the newspaper account of the incident and the related trial before a military commission.
Dates: circa 1866

Minutes

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains the minutes of this Pickensville, Alabama, Freemasons lodge, from 18 December 1840 through 25 October 1841.
Dates: 1840-1841

Letter

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a typescript copy of a letter dated 12 April 1865, written by 17-year old Fulton to his sister, Mrs. Theodora Fulton Pettus in Livingston, Alabama, describing the surrender of Mobile to Union forces.
Dates: 1865 April 12

Receipt

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a receipt dated 28 January 1836 for a 19 year old slave, Bradley, purchased by William Gary from Linoir Lassiter.
Dates: 1836 January 28

Letter

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a letter dated 8 August 1864 from Marie GIles to her cousin, a soldier in the Confederate Army. In it she tells him about interruptions in railroad service, provisions for the army, and poor people at home.
Dates: 1864 August 8

Letter

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a letter from Goethals to O.M. Carter regarding Carter's return to the "service."
Dates: 1918 March 27

Letter

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a letter dated 28 April 1837, from Tuscaloosa, to her sister, Mary Wyckoff. In it, Louisa discusses her move to Tuscaloosa, the failure of her husband to visit Mary while in New York, and fashions.
Dates: 1837 April 28

Letters

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains letters written to Hedrick by former students and others while they were prisoners of war in Union prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.
Dates: 1864

Papers

 File — Box: 640, Folder: 662.01
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains the typescript of a paper entitled "The Private Scribblings of Jas. A. Henderson, Co. C. 12th Iowa V. V. Infantry, Centre, Ala. - Dec. 1, 1865." Henderson was apparently attached to the Assistant Provost Marshal's office in Centre, Alabama, after the Civil War. The first four pages begin as a simple diary but changes into an unfinished short story of patriotism, heroism, jealousy, and love, that takes place during the war and where the young protagonist was set upon by...
Dates: 1865 December 1-4

Letter

 File — Box: 640, Folder: 640.01
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: A letter from the minister of the Greensboro Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, Alabama, to an unidentified recipient discussing Hillhouse's wishes for the Presbyterians to reform the Catholic Church.
Dates: 1835 April

Letter

 File — Box: 640
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Letter written from Mobile, Alabama, to Gideon Luger, discussing government problems
Dates: 1838 August

James A. Henderson papers

 Collection — Box: 640
Identifier: MSS-0662
Overview Writings of James A. Henderson of the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment while stationed at Centre, Alabama, in December 1865.
Dates: 1865 December 1-4

Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama Cavalry by Morgan S. Gilmer [typescript & photocopy of the original], 1905

 File — Box: 640, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Contains two typescript copies and one photocopy of Morgan S. Gilmer's booklet, Shockley's Independent Escort Company of Alabama Cavalry, written in 1905.
Dates: 1905

Correspondence, Incoming, 1913-1914

 File — Box: 640, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents The correspondence contains letters primarily to Gilmer from Thomas M. Owen of the Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, and Eugene Smith, State Geologist, discussing plans by the Montgomery County Chapter of the Yallerhammers to erect a memorial tablet to Captain Shockley’s Company. Shockley was a student of the University of Alabama as were several of his Independent Escort Company. The correspondence centers around the form the Yallerhammers memorial was to take as the Alabama...
Dates: 1913-1914

Letters

 File — Box: 640, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The letters, in verse and prose, cover a variety of topics related to the island. Its geography, geology, and climate are discussed, including references to La Grande Soufrière, a volcano on Basse-Terre; the springs of Bouillante; and to a hurricane that swept Guadeloupe and Dominica, an island to the south. He also describes local flora and cultivated crops, including sugar cane. Many letters touch on the creole population, his estimation of their abilities and health as well as attitudes...
Dates: after 1803 and before 1815