Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85075351
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
A. Mercer Daniel Photographic Album
Scope and Contents This collection is a personal photo album created by A. Mercer Daniel, a law librarian and the first African American member of the American Association of Law Libraries, documenting the 1910s–1960s with an emphasis on the 1930s. There are 216 photographs on 114 pages, mostly black and white and some sepia; most inserted into corner mounts, the rest adhesive mounted. Most photographs measure 2 ¼” x 3” to 5 ½” x 3 ½”, all are captioned. 22 photographs lacking from album and 2 with surface loss...
Dates: 1910 - 1960
Alabama Circuit Court, 17th District, Records
Overview A collection of court records from the Alabama Circuit Court's 17th District, including minutes and trial, appearance, and subpoena dockets, 1815-1835.
Alabama Circuit Court, 23rd District, records
Overview Primarily records of suits for debt, arranged chronologically, by circuit court and county court, including judge's dockets.
Douglas Arant Alabama Academy of Honor materials
Overview Materials relating to Arant's 1978 induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor, including a scrapbook with pictures from the induction, biographical information on members, and past programs from induction ceremonies.
William Pitt Ballinger diary
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
Barton and Stewart law firm records
Abstract Daybook and docket, 1827-32, of this Tuscaloosa law firm.
Dates: 1827-1832; Majority of material found within 1827 - 1829
Captain Slick collection
Overview Numerous legal papers pertaining to the slander case of John Berry versus James Latham, in Jackson and Madison Counties, Alabama, 1830-34, and that of Alanson Huff versus Cowart et al., Madison County, 1831-1833. These appear to have been collected by James W. Bragg for a paper delivered to the Alabama Historical Association in 1957. A photocopy of Bragg's paper, "Captain Slick, Arbiter of Early Alabama Morals," and another by Jack K. Williams, "Crime and Punishment in Alabama, 1819-1940" are...
Maria E. Chandler and H. R. Garner Cotton Claims Documents
Overview Handwritten and typescript documents - correspondence, affidavits, etc. - relating to two southern clients of the New York lawyer Quinton Corwine, dealing with compensation due them for cotton seized by federal agents during the Reconstruction period
Edwin H. Abbott papers
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
William Y. Gholson Legal Account Books
Overview Two pocket ledgers listing the cases and clients from Memphis, to Mobile, to New Orleans, of this Pontotoc, Mississippi, lawyer, from 1839-1842
Rachel Duke Hamilton papers
Overview A photocopy of a typed draft of the manuscript of a biography of Judge Peter J. Hamilton written by his youngest daughter, Rachel Duke Hamilton Cannon (sometimes noted as Rachel-Duke).
Dates: circa 1950
Hestor L. Stevens Letters
Overview The collection consists of twelve letters written by Hestor L. Stevens (1803-1864), a representative from Michigan, detailing his law business in Washington, DC, during the election of 1860 and the beginning of the Civil War.
Dates: 1860 - 1861
Isaiah Garrett Business Records
Overview A business ledger belonging to Isaiah Garrett (1812-1874)--a lawyer, politician, and plantation owner in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. The ledger contains entries on 326 pages, in which both Mr. Garrett’s legal practice and his plantation are covered.
Dates: 1838 - 1861
Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks containing seven black and white photographs, about 218 original or photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings, thirty-five teletype reports, and some ephemera documenting Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach’s career and civil rights in the United States from 1962 to 1965. Katzenbach was appointed as United States Deputy Attorney General by John F. Kennedy in April 1962 and later as United States Attorney General appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson in September 1964. He actively...
Dates: 1962 - 1965
O.M. Roberts reminiscences while a student of the University of Alabama
Abstract Contains a bound, typewritten recollection of this Texas governor's life as a student of the University of Alabama, 1833-1836. He presented this to the Erosophic Society of the University of Alabama in 1892. The work includes a photograph of a painting of him in approximately 1835.
Septimus D. Cabaniss papers
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.
Edward Devereaux Smith manuscript
Abstract A manuscript titled "A Telephone Rate Case," (subsequently published by Public Utilities Reports, Inc., Washington DC, in 1941), intended to provide material to help lawyers understand the background, existing state of, and rules involved in deciding public utilities rare cases.
Jonas Spiro Jr. papers
Overview Spiro's University of Alabama diploma and his Bar certificate
T. A. Marshall Letter, 1861 March 13
File — Box 4267.001: , Folder: 30
Scope and Contents This file contains one letter from T. A. Marshall to a cousin in Louisvill[e]. The letter opens with a paragraph regarding the cousin's dower, but the bulk of it is devoted to the will of a Major Walls and the portion of it to go to the letter's recipient. Marshall suggests that the cousin take advice from someone near home who can learn the details of the case, as "my opinion is worth as little as that of other respectable lawyers."
Dates: 1861 March 13