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Alabama Office of Treasurer Stock Certificate

Identifier: MS-1097

This collection consists of stock certificate number 142 from the state of Alabama for $500 at 8 percent, issued March 1, 1861. Issued for military defense from the Office of the Treasurer, the certificate is signed by W. J. Greene, the comptroller of public accounts, and Governor A. B. Moore.

Dates: 1861 March 1

Andrew Jackson Papers

Identifier: MS-3491
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a list of payments, dated September 21, 1818, made on Andrew Jackson's plantation at Melton's Bluff, Alabama. The first seven entries are written by Richard Massey (the plantation's overseer); the remainder of the list is written in Jackson's hand. Also included are five manuscript receipts from Melton's Bluff dating from April 1 to September 21, 1818. These items describe payments (possibly made to enslaved individuals) for such tasks as picking out...
Dates: 1818 April 1-September 21

Christopher Grigg Letter

Identifier: MS-2966

In this letter to his wife (Elizabeth), son (Caleb), and daughter (Marietta Hester), Christopher Grigg describes his regiment's location, reports on his health, mentions the food available to his unit, and tells of meeting one of his mother's friends from primary school. He also inquires about life at home and warns his son to be careful when reading his books.

Dates: 1863 April 13

Confederate States of America Treasury Bond

Identifier: MS-0161

This $100 bond (No. 1415) was issued by the Confederate States of America on July 9, 1862 and would have matured on July 1, 1871. Sixteen small certificates at the bottom, each signed by G. E. Dabney, show how much interest was due to the bearer between January 1, 1864 and July 1, 1871. Four of these certificates have been removed.

Dates: 1862 July 9

David Hubbard Papers

Identifier: MS-0131
Abstract This collection consists of several documents written by or pertaining to Alabama Congressman David Hubbard. There are two letters written by Hubbard in the collection. There is also a letter written on the page of a published address by David Hubbard and other Democrats in Alabama supporting Martin Van Buren in the upcoming presidential election. Also included is a legal document pertaining to Hubbard's success as a Congressional candidate in the polls. The collection also contains one...
Dates: 1830-1854

Edward Gunter Agreement with James W. McClung

Identifier: MS-1042
Abstract This contract, made between Edward Gunter (agent of John Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee nation) and James W. McClung, binds McClung to represent any Cherokee in any suit brought in several Alabama counties, the district court in Huntsville, or the Supreme Court of the United States. This agreement was made preparatory to the Cherokee testing the constitutionality of Alabama extending jurisdiction over Cherokee territory. McClung is to be paid $500 per annum for his services. An...
Dates: 1834 December 12

General Edward M. McCook Letter

Identifier: MS-3453
Abstract General Edward M. McCook wrote this letter from the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division in Macon, Georgia to an unidentified friend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1865. He reports that during his latest expedition, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Cavalry under the command of Brevet Major General Wilson captured Selma, Tuscaloosa, Columbus, Montgomery, West Point, and Macon. He goes on to say that Union troops have managed to destroy all the arsenals, iron works, rolling mills, machine...
Dates: 1865 May 1

John Forsyth Letters

Identifier: MS-3259

John Forsyth wrote these two letters to his wife, Martha (Swanger) Forsyth, while serving with Company G of the 97th Ohio Infantry. The first is dated September 12, 1863 from Bridgeport, Alabama amidst the Chickamauga Campaign and the second is dated May 27, 1864 from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 September 12, 1864 May 27

Josiah Meigs Letter

Identifier: MS-2091

Josiah Meigs, then acting as the United States Surveyor General, wrote this letter to the General Land Office of the State of Alabama on 24 February 1820. In it, he instructs Alabama and Mississippi to continue surveying the boundary between their two states.

Dates: 1820 February 24

Levi Dysinger Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3232

This collection consists of correspondence from Levi Dysinger, a Union soldier, to his wife Harriet in Paulding County, Ohio. The letters are written from Huntsville, Alabama and date from March to May of 1865. They recount how Private Dysinger's brothers, Henry and Isaac, contracted (and eventually died from) measles while soldiers.

Dates: 1865 March-May

Lexemuel R. Hesler and Andrew D. Holt Papers

Identifier: MS-3017

This collection houses scrapbooks, correspondence, film, certificates, catalog cards, and books documenting Lexemuel Hesler and Andrew Holt.

Dates: 1932-1968

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk Broadside

Identifier: MS-3468

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk wrote this broadside, entitled A Proclamation. To All Soldiers, in This Department Absent from Their Commands Without Leave, from his headquarters in Demopolis, Alabama on April 16, 1864. In it, he offers to pardon soldiers who have deserted if they return to their commands.

Dates: 1864 April 16

McCalley and Draper Journals and Ledgers

Identifier: MS-0477

This collection consists of journals and ledgers for McCalley and Draper, 1840-1873, in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dates: 1840-1873

McCalley Plantation Record Books

Identifier: MS-0491

This collection contains plantation record books from the McCalley Plantation in Huntsville, Alabama. The record books contain information on the day to day operations of the plantations as well as inventories of the farm.

Dates: 1853-1871

"Outline of Muscle Shoals Properties"

Identifier: MS-1249

This collection contains a single typed report entitled "Outline of Muscle Shoals Properties" by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Dates: undated

Ralph E. W. Earl Letters

Identifier: MS-0856
Abstract In the first of these letters, W. B. Lewis tells Earl that the orders Earl sent were not the orders that he wanted. He goes on to explain that he needs copies of the orders that the Secretary of War sent to General Gaines. In the second letter, A. J. Donelson describes his and Andrew Jackson's movements, relates military news, expresses his distaste for Blakely, Alabama (from whence he is writing), apologizes for leaving before his portrait was completed, and sends his respects to Earl and...
Dates: 1818 November 2-1821 May 6

State of Alabama Stock Certificate

Identifier: MS-1214

This $500 stock certificate was issued to support military defense on March 1, 1861 and matured on May 1, 1871. Nine small certificates at the bottom of the document show how much annual interest was due to the certificate's holder between 1861 and 1871.

Dates: 1861 March 1

State of Alabama Stock Certificate

Identifier: MS-1672

This collection consists of Stock Certificate No. 123 issued for military defense by the State of Alabama to the Office of the Treasurer. The certificate is from after Alabama joined the Confederate States of America and is dated March 1, 1861.

Dates: 1861 March 1

Tennessee Valley Authority Photographs

Identifier: MS-1980

This collection houses 23 photographs documenting the Tennessee Valley Authority between 1933 and 1957. These images depict such subjects as TVA facilities (including Norris Dam and the phosphorus plant at Wilson Dam in Alabama), signs, and TVA employees.

Dates: 1933-1957, undated

W. T. Presley Letter

Identifier: MS-2135
Abstract W. T. Presley wrote this letter to his wife, Henrietta (Ward) Presley, while he was serving with Company D of the 1st Alabama Cavalry. In it, he discusses a pony that he had purchased to send home to his sons (Gus and Fate), describes selling his old horse (named Stonewall) and purchasing a new one that can better tolerate military life, recounts his unit's retreat from Tennessee after the fall of Vicksburg, sends news of family and friends serving in the Confederate military, and expresses...
Dates: 1863 July 14

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