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Alabama Department of Archives and History

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Alabama Department of Archives and History

P.O. Box 300100 / 624 Washington Ave.

Montgomery, AL 36130

Description:

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is the official repository of archival records for the U.S. state of Alabama. It was created by an act of the Alabama Legislature on February 27, 1901 with a primary mission of collecting and preserving artifacts relating to the history of the state. It was the first publicly funded, independent state archives agency in the United States. It subsequently became a model for the establishment of archives in other states. Today the agency identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records and artifacts significant to the history of the state and serves as the official repository for records created by Alabama's state agencies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_Department_of_Archives_and_History

Categories: James Monroe, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan,

Collections:
John Tyler to James K. Polk, 26 December 1848
Commissions from the United States President, 1817-1819
Tennent Lomax Papers, 1846-1856

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


John Tyler to James K. Polk, 26 December 1848

1 item.
Letter, 1848 Dec. 26, from Tyler to U.S. President James K. Polk, thanking him for sending a copy of his annual message.
John Tyler Letter, SPR122, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.
Photostat available in repository.
Location of original unknown.
John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122285025

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

- James K. Polk

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Commissions from the United States President, 1817-1819

This series consists of typed transcripts of commissions issued by U.S. President James Monroe to officials of the Alabama Territory. Includes commissions issued to John Williams Walker and Henry Y. Webb.

Alabama (Territory), Commissions from the United States President, 1817-1819, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.
Microfilm also present in repository.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/81086215

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1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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Tennent Lomax Papers, 1846-1856

1 oversized folder.
Papers, 1846-1856, consist of three 1846 letters that Lomax wrote to his sister Eliza while serving in Mexico. He discussed the land, the people and military life. Also included is a muster roll for his company.
Scrapbook, 1856, documents Lomax's bets on the 1856 presidential election on the inside front cover of the volume, and the political careers of Millard Fillmore and James Buchanan, especially as related to the 1856 presidential election. There is an index to both Fillmore's and Buchanan's positions on various issues at the beginning of the volume. The major issues that overlap for both candidates are: abolition petitions, Texas annexation and dismemberment, slavery, the Compromise of 1850, and nearly every political issue in the presidential campaign, including Fillmore's speeches at Albany and Rochester N.Y., his position on foreign immigration, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the American Party platform, etc., and Buchanan's positions on the Ostend Manifesto, veto power, Cuba, Calhoun's resolutions, the Democratic Party platform, etc. Clippings seem to have come from both the Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer and the Columbus (Ga.) Times and Sentinel.
Tennent Lomax papers, LPR74, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History.
Letters: are transcripts.
Location of originals unknown.
Lomax was born in Abbeville, S. C. on 1820 Sept. 20, son of William and Eliza Tennent Lomax. Both died while he was still a child. He graduated from Randolph Macon College (Ga.), receiving the A.M. degree in 1841. He read law in Ala., and was admitted to the bar after which he engaged in both the practice of law, and in planting in Eufaula, Barbour Co., Ala.
He raised a company of troops at the outbreak of the Mexican War, returning to civilian life in 1848, when he moved to Columbus, Ga. There he was one of the proprietors, as well as editor, of the Columbus Times and Sentinel. He also was elected state printer by the legislature. He married Sophie Shorter in 1849 and after her death Carolina Shorter.
In 1857 he returned to Ala., and engaged in planting near Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Ala., as well as serving as captain of the Montgomery True Blues. He fought in the Civil War, rising from the rank of lieutenant-colonel to brigadier general. He died on 1862 June 1, at the battle of Seven Pines, when he was shot leading his cavalry regiment into battle.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122568232

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- James Buchanan

- Millard Fillmore

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