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Government, Law and Politics

 Subject
Subject Source: Localbroad

Found in 168 Collections and/or Records:

Chief Surgeon's General Order No. 107

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0306
Abstract General Order No. 107 from Chief Surgeon S. Cooper's office in Richmond, Virginia, modifies an earlier order delineating medical officers' reasons for issuing medical furloughs for soldiers.
Dates: 1862 December 17

Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr., letter and biographical sketch

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0309
Overview Letter written from Tuscaloosa in 1834, to his aunt, Mrs. Robert W. Withers of Erie, Greene County, Alabama, and a biographical sketch, author and date unknown, which includes information on Clay's political career, wedding, and friends.
Dates: circa 1834

Henry Clay letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0310
Overview Typescript copy of a letter written by Clay, dated 1 July 1844, from his plantation, Ashland, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Stephen F. Miller of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commenting on the possible annexation of Texas.
Dates: 1844 July 1

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

Matthew William Clinton papers

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Identifier: MSS-0318
Abstract Text of a speech on Alabama's state capitals prepared for a 1946 Daughters of the American Revolution meeting and includes a sketch of an architect's plans for improvement of the capitol grounds.
Dates: 1946

Elizabeth Clitherall letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0320
Abstract Letter dated 30 July 1863, from Mobile, to her cousin Ann Greenough Burgwyn in North Carolina, extending sympathy on death of Burgwyn's son, Henry King Burgwyn, at Gettysburg, and expressing anti-war sentiments
Dates: 1863 July 30

B. F. Cochran papers

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Identifier: MSS-0325
Abstract The texts of three of Cochran's speeches and a critical essay on the significance of Athens, Greece on later republics.
Dates: 1841

Elizabeth Tyler Coleman papers

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Identifier: MSS-0335
Abstract A miscellany of materials including genealogy, correspondence, the diary of Priscilla Cooper Tyler, daughter-in-law of President John Tyler, a journal, and Coleman's manuscript of "Priscilla Cooper Tyler and the American Scene: 1816-1889." Includes three letters from President Tyler to his son Robert.
Dates: 1776-1955

Wade Hampton Coleman, Jr., papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0339
Abstract Various documents, including speeches, correspondence, reports, faculty newsletters, alumni magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings of this Alabama native and University of Alabama professor of Romance Languages
Dates: 1924-1968; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960

Wiley Coleman papers

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

C. J. Coley papers

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Identifier: MSS-0341
Abstract Letters and two versions of a paper titled "Tallapoosa and Elmore Counties Litigants," read before the Alabama Historical Association, 26 April 1963, concerning a dispute over division of tax revenues generated by hydroelectric power from damming the Tallapoosa River.
Dates: 1963

Collective Protection documents

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Identifier: MSS-0344
Abstract Documents on Collective Protection probably produced by authorities in Birmingham, Alabama, and Montgomery, Alabama, shortly after the United States entered World War II. They cover all areas of collective protection such as home protection, lighting restrictions, espionage and sabotage, war gases and shelters.
Dates: 1941-1945

Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, District 10 letter

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Identifier: MSS-0350
Overview Letter dated 4 October 1864, from W.H.C. Price, Superintendent of the C.S.A. War Department's Nitre and Mining District 10, to P.J. Weaver, requesting his urgent cooperation in the manufacturing of nitre.
Dates: 1864 October 4

Louis D. Corson Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0360
Overview Papers of the former University of Alabama Dean of Men.
Dates: unknown

Cowin family papers

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Identifier: MSS-0364
Overview Photocopies of the diary and essays written by John H. Cowin of Green County, Alabama covering events from 22 April through 13 November 1861 as well as a smaller diary for the month of January 1863. There is also a presidential pardon and oaths of allegiance certificates for Samuel Cowin, as well as photocopies of miscellaneous documents including Alabama tax statements from 1875 and 1877 and newspaper clippings, and a Civil War era Smith and Wesson Model 2 Army revolver. Also in the...
Dates: 1861–1921

David Crawford letter

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Identifier: MSS-0368
Overview Letter dated 30 November 1829, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to his wife, Caroline, in Mobile, telling her of his election as Solicitor of the First Judicial Circuit.
Dates: 1829 November 30

Sarah Ann (Gayle) and William B. Crawford Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0369
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers of Sarah Ann Gayle Crawford, sister to Amelia Gayle Gorgas, and William B. Crawford.
Dates: 1833-1889

Creek Indian Land Sales Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0371
Overview Documents pertaining to the sale of lands belonging to Ko Yoo Quae, Alpetter Hadjo, Co Choc O Nee, Coch Che Yo Ho Lo, and Pelis-hart-ke - all Creek Indians living in Alabama between 1833 and 1841.
Dates: 1833-1841

Walter Henry Crenshaw commonplace book

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Identifier: MSS-0373
Overview A copy of the Lawyers Common-Place Book, profusely annotated by Crenshaw with notes on Alabama statute and case law through 1886, and miscellaneous additional items.
Dates: circa 1835-1886

Edward Calvin Crow correspondence

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Identifier: MSS-0378
Overview Correspondence between E. C. Crow and Dr. John M. Gallalee of the University of Alabama regarding a newspaper article on Gen. Josiah Gorgas, as well as a newspaper article on the oldest judge in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dates: 1952

Cruikshank family papers

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Identifier: MSS-0379
Overview Correspondence of an Alabama family, centered in Talladega and Birmingham
Dates: 1848-1909

L. H. Crumpler records

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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

John Cuthbert letter

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Identifier: MSS-0389
Overview Letter, written by John A. Cuthbert from San Souci, Mobile Bay, Alabama, on 29 June 1848 to Governor Reuben Chapman of Alabama, urging the appointment of William R. King to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate.
Dates: 1848 June 29

Dadeville, Alabama, Chancery Court records

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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

Dallas County, Alabama, Treasurer records

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Identifier: MSS-0391
Overview One ledger containing the treasurer’s records pertaining to taxes and other fines and fees paid in Dallas County, Alabama from 1868 to 1873.
Dates: 1868-1873

Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers

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Identifier: MSS-0402
Overview Photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s. There are also some personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, augmented with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies, as well as copies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1925-1980

Jefferson Davis Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0404
Abstract This is a collection of mostly personal correspondence of Jefferson Davis and his family members, in both the United States and Europe. This collection also includes three folders of photographs and other visual materials.
Dates: 1823-1917

John Charles Dawson papers

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Identifier: MSS-0411
Abstract Letters and unpublished speeches; photocopies of letters written by Joseph Lakanal, 1762-1845.
Dates: circa 1930

James T. and Margaret R. Deas paper

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

Jere Clemens Dennis papers

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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

Dexter and Abbot letter

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Identifier: MSS-0434
Abstract A letter dated 6 May 1848 to Mssrs. Mason and Lawrence, Boston, regarding cotton sales.
Dates: 1848 May 6

Frank Murray Dixon papers

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Identifier: MSS-0439
Abstract Family correspondence, newsclippings, financial records, and photos of this Alabama governor and his family.
Dates: 1938-1981

Michael Dorman papers

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Identifier: MSS-0445
Abstract This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The George Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles.
Dates: 1968-1976

Jack Drake, Ralph Knowles, and George Dean statement

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Identifier: MSS-0450
Overview Joint statement made by Jack Drake, Ralph Knowles and George Dean relating to an alleged undercover informant/agent provocateur during student unrest in 1971(?).
Dates: 1971?

Thomas Dudley letter

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Identifier: MSS-0452
Abstract A letter dated 9 July 1862, to S. Price Edwards, Collector of Customs at Liverpool, regarding a gunboat (C.S.S. Alabama) being built in the yard of Mssrs. Laird. Holograph copy.
Dates: 1862 July 9

Floyd R. Dunn papers

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Identifier: MSS-0459
Overview Letters and photographs from the governors of the 50 United States providing general information about each state, including each state’s government (number of state senators and representatives), the state flower, bird, and tree, and the population according to the United States Census of 1970
Dates: 1971

Samuel Earle papers

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Identifier: MSS-0463
Overview Correspondence dealing with Earle's tenure as a congressman representing South Carolina, and genealogical papers of Earle's grandson, Samuel M. Earle.
Dates: 1780-1907

Early Alabama documents

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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

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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

Charles W. Edwards research notes on Coffee County, Alabama

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Identifier: W-0106
Overview This collection contains research notes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials compiled by Charles W. Edwards and related to his study of Coffee County. The collection also includes two drafts of his completed report, County Government and County Affairs in Coffee County Alabama.
Dates: 1925-1928

Johnnie M. Edwards paper

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Identifier: MSS-0477
Overview Paper titled "Inventory of Public Records in the Cherokee County Courthouse" containing an inventory of public records in the Cherokee County, Alabama, courthouse, 1882-1930.
Dates: 1980

Camille Maxwell Elebash Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0478
Overview Documents, interviews, and source material used by Camille Elebash,in co-producing with Joe Terry, the documentary George Wallace: A Politician’s Legacy.
Dates: 1964-1988

Elmore County, Alabama, Jury Board ledger

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Identifier: MSS-0483
Overview Ledger kept by the Elmore County, Alabama Jury Board from 1931 to 1935.
Dates: 1931-1935

Richard V. Evans correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0496
Overview A collection of Judge Evans' incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Dates: 1925-1952

Fairhope Single Tax Corporation documents

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Identifier: MSS-0501
Overview Documents related to this single tax colony settled in 1894 in Baldwin County, Alabama, by reformers from Des Moines, Iowa.
Dates: 1950-1960

Hallie Farmer papers

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Identifier: MSS-0503
Overview Newspaper clippings and other published material by and about Dr. Farmer, including bibliographies, offprints of articles, book reviews, and other materials.
Dates: 1924-1960

Albert John Farrah manuscripts

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Identifier: MSS-0505
Overview Typescript manuscripts of two textbooks (two copies of each) created by Albert John Farrah, Dean of the University of Alabama Law School from 1912 until shortly before his death in June of 1944.
Dates: 1934

City of Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama, correspondence

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Identifier: MSS-0509
Overview Letters created and received by the city of Faunsdale, Marengo County, Alabama, mainly relating to routine matters in this small town, including city maintenance concerns.
Dates: 1927-1933