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Legal documents

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin H. Abbott papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0001
Abstract Files relating to the "Alabama Claims" handled by this Boston attorney concerning damage inflicted by the Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Shenandoah during the final months of the Civil War.
Dates: circa 1873-1883

Alabama Circuit Court, 17th District, Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0055
Overview A collection of court records from the Alabama Circuit Court's 17th District, including minutes and trial, appearance, and subpoena dockets, 1815-1835.
Dates: 1815-1835

Alabama Circuit Court, 23rd District, records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0056
Overview Primarily records of suits for debt, arranged chronologically, by circuit court and county court, including judge's dockets.
Dates: 1809-1926

Alabama historical documents collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0037
Overview Miscellaneous deeds, certificates, bills of sale, legal suits, court orders, and bonds pertaining to various regions or persons in Alabama. Includes a copy of the post-Civil War loyalty oath.
Dates: 1826-1866

James Austin Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0078
Overview A collection of copies of newspaper clippings and information about Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and its people.
Dates: 1898-1941

Austin family collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0095
Abstract A collection of genealogical information on the Austin, Hutto, Lambert and Knox families. It also contains family correspondence, photographs, and legal documents.
Dates: 1887-1980

John Gorman Barr papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0116
Abstract Contains correspondence to and from John Gorman Barr, as well as other papers of this University of Alabama student, Tuscaloosa attorney, and United States Consul in Australia, known for his humorous writings.
Dates: 1840-1858

Barton and Stewart law firm records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0121
Abstract Daybook and docket, 1827-32, of this Tuscaloosa law firm.
Dates: 1827-1832; Majority of material found within 1827 - 1829

Nimrod E. Benson deeds

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0140
Abstract Two deeds recording the conveyance of land in Montgomery County, Alabama, by Nimrod E. Benson to George Whitman, 19 February 1830 and 2 April 1832.
Dates: 1830, 1832

Bessemer Coal, Iron, and Land Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0145
Abstract This collection contains much of the business correspondence and records of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company, including lists of stock holders, minutes of meetings, maps of mine sites, and correspondence with government entities.
Dates: 1886-1982

Bogy and Smith Families genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0180
Abstract A miscellany of materials related to the Bogy and Smith families. The former were French immigrants of the early nineteenth century who appear to have settled, variously, in the Vine and Olive Colony of Alabama (Demopolis), around Arkansas Post, and around New Madrid, Missouri, while the latter were the families of Steven and Mary Jane Pitt Smith of Green and Choctaw Counties, Alabama, and Ivy Furman Smith and Mary Jane Morrison Smith of Green and Marengo Counties, Alabama.
Dates: undated

Buford Boone papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0187
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, litigation papers, speeches, editorials, etc., of this Pulitzer Prize winner and long-time Tuscaloosa News editor.
Dates: 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1968

Bootlegging Court records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0188
Abstract One ledger containing court records of cases relating to bootlegging and illegal distillery operations.
Dates: 1871-1881

James Boykin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0196
Abstract Papers of an important Dallas County, Alabama, planter family, including correspondence, household and plantation records, materials regarding James Boykin’s cavalry unit during the Civil War, and papers of Boykin's descendants down to the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1833-1967; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1870

Peter Brannon papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0009
Overview Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, and other materials created by Peter A. Brannon, highlighting his career as a pharmacist, an anthropologist, and an archivist.
Dates: 1900-1966

Brierfield Ironworks records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0212
Overview Financial and legal documents of the Brierfield Ironworks along with some correspondence and printed materials, dating from 1866 to 1882. The materials are divided into two main groups: (A) those materials generated during Josiah Gorgas' control of the ironworks (1866-1869), and (B) those materials generated during Thomas S. Alvis' control of the operations (1869-1873).
Dates: 1864-1897; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1882

William and Crawford L. Brown family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3759
Overview Documents relating to the Mississippi and Alabama plantations of the Brown family, including bills of sale for slaves; receipts for tool repair, clothing, dry goods; tax receipts listing the number of slaves; business letters; and various legal agreements and other court documents.
Dates: 1834-1861

Francis Bugbee papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0228
Overview Consists principally of personal correspondence from Francis Bugbee's family and close friends concerning family and personal news. as well as genealogical materials relating to the Bugbee family and many other Massachusetts and Connecticut families. There is very little business correspondence or any information concerning his years as trustee, judge, or legislator.
Dates: 1818-1879; Majority of material found within 1818 - 1820

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands labor contract

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0230
Overview Labor contract dated 16 June 1865 with estate of Greene Underwood of Dallas Co., Alabama, binding former slaves to plantation in return for food, clothing and medical care
Dates: 1865 June 16

Septimus D. Cabaniss papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0252
Abstract Legal and personal papers of the Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, attorney, S.D. Cabaniss, who served as executor for the estate of Samuel Townsend. Also includes materials of other Huntsville attorneys and of the S.D. Cabaniss family.
Dates: 1820-1937

John H. Caldwell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0258
Overview Business correspondence, legal papers, and reports of land agent for state of Alabama. Does not cover his entire term, 1879-1902.
Dates: 1886-1902

Isaac Cannon and Mordecai F. Doughty legal documents

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0268
Overview Photocopies of court documents from the Tuscaloosa County (Alabama) Probate Court, regarding the estates of Isaac Cannon and Mordecai F. Doughty
Dates: 1876-1890

Proctor Carlisle legal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0276
Overview The draft of a claim and an answering paper, dated June 1861, relative to the seizure of the British schooner "Tropic Wind" by the U.S.S. Monticello
Dates: 1861 June

Henry De Lamar Clayton, Jr., papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0314
Overview The majority of this collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence. It also contains speeches, newspaper clippings, legal documents, personal letters, and a scrapbook related to Henry De Lamar Clayton, Jr's death.
Dates: 1887-1952

Henry De Lamar Clayton Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0313
Abstract The personal, legal, military, and administrative papers, of this Alabama politician, Confederate general, and University of Alabama president.
Dates: 1840-1925

John Cocke Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0328
Overview Business correspondence, accounts, legal documents, and other materials (including the selling and purchasing of slaves) of this 19th century Marengo County, Alabama, plantation owner.
Dates: 1810-1899

Wiley Coleman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0340
Abstract 1 Ledger, 2 docket books.
Dates: 1859-1871

William Charles Cravner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0367
Overview Legal papers, correspondence, photos, geneology, sheet music, blueprints, sermons, postcards, and journals all related to the Cravner family.
Dates: 1803-1963

L. H. Crumpler records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0380
Overview A collection of records of Crumpler's general store in Sylacauga, Alabama, and of his activities as justice of the peace.
Dates: 1892-1909

John M. Cullen court docket

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0382
Overview A court room docket recording cases of this Triana, Alabama, justice of the peace.
Dates: 1827-1832

Cunningham Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4011
Overview Correspondence, maps, newspapers, and photographs of this West Alabama family
Dates: 1834-1979

Dadeville, Alabama, Chancery Court records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0390
Overview Ledger containing records of the Chancery Court at Dadeville, Alabama (the 17th District of the Middle Division of the State of Alabama), from February 1842 to May 1848.
Dates: 1842-1848

James T. and Margaret R. Deas paper

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0419
Abstract Probate document, dated 26 November 1864.
Dates: 1864

Jere Clemens Dennis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0428
Overview Personal, family, and business papers of a Tallapoosa County attorney, including legal case files as well as Sons of Confederate Veterans, Alabama National Guard, and Masonic materials.
Dates: 1841-1935

Durst Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0461
Overview Letters, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents from the Durst family. There is also a World War One era panoramic photograph and United Stated Service, or Blue Star Mother's flag.
Dates: 1708-1977; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1868

Early Alabama documents

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0464
Overview Documents from the mid nineteenth century, including store and tax receipts, court orders, letters, property appraisals, etc., from Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, mainly pertaining to West Alabama
Dates: 1844-1887

Early Alabama Land Grants and Applications for Purchase

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0465
Overview Applications for grants and for the purchase of land, mainly in Marengo and Washington counties in Alabama. There are also a few other legal documents pertaining to disputed applications.
Dates: 1812-1846

Gaines Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0550
Overview Correspondence, legal and business documents relating to the Gaines family, most of it from Mobile, Choctaw, and Jefferson Counties, Alabama.
Dates: 1824-1949

Eddy Lanier King Gilmore papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0572
Overview Compositions, scrapbooks, correspondence, and clippings of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Eddy Lanier King Gilmore, of Selma, Alabama, and his Russian-born wife, Tamara Kolb-Chernashovaya, a ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet. The bulk of material is from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Dates: circa 1940 - 1967

Bird Griffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0596
Overview Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.
Dates: 1805-1885

T. O. Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0304
Abstract Materials saved by the chief of Marion, Alabama, police including legislative reports, police reports, photos, newspaper articles, letters, affidavits concerning demonstrations in Marion, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama.
Dates: 1959-1966

Allen Howison papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2321
Overview Letters, business records, and bank receipts from the late 1800s to the early 1900s
Dates: 1900s

Bernard, F.C., and John G. Johnson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0759
Abstract A small collection of legal papers contains a letter of administration and a summons for Bernard Johnson, F.C. Johnson's commission as Captain in the Alabama state militia, and an oath of allegiance signed by John G. Johnson.
Dates: 1836-1865

John W. Jones Legal Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4197
Overview Photocopies of court documents concerning the sale of property at auction in Fayette County, Alabama.
Dates: 1901 March 22

Constitution of the State of Kansas

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3459
Overview Encapsulated copy of the Constitution of the State of Kansas
Dates: after 1861

John S. Lackey papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1780
Abstract Five legal documents, dated 1821-67, from or about Lawrence County, Alabama, three of which pertain to John. S. Lackey.
Dates: 1821-67

Private W. N. Landrun papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3467
Overview Military charges and specifications against Private W. N. Landrun of the Tenth Alabama Regulars, 1863
Dates: 1863 March 17

Cabot Lull papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0884
Abstract Correspondence, financial records, legal documents and to a lesser extent newspaper clippings, photographs and various miscellaneous material relating to personal, business, political, and official matters of this former blockade runner and Elmore County merchant and probate judge.
Dates: 1816-1935; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1912

Edward F. McCrossin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0950
Overview Contains personal papers and company records.
Dates: Unknown

Alexander Beaufort Meek papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0973
Overview Legal papers and correspondence, as well as photocopies of Meek's AB from the University of Alabama, and a commission as an attorney of the United States for Southern District of Alabama from James K. Polk (1846)
Dates: 1833-1866