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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Alabama Legislature petition MSS.0039

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-31T10:01-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Alabama Legislature petition

Unit ID:

MSS.0039

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (2 items)

Dates:

1849

Abstract:

An 1849 petition by several Alabama legislators to Governor Reuben Chapman urging him to veto the act chartering the Central Plank Road, and a typed transcript listing the names of signers and counties that they represented.

creator

Alabama. Legislature .

Scope and Contents note

The collections contains an 1849 petition by several Alabama legislators to Governor Reuben Chapman urging him to veto the act chartering the Central Plank Road, and a typed transcript listing the names of signers and counties that they represented.

Preferred Citation:

Alabama Legislature petition, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Biographical/Historical note

A plank road or puncheon is a dirt path or road covered with a series of planks, similar to the wooden sidewalks one would see in a Western movie. Plank roads were very popular in Ontario, the U.S. Northeast and U.S. Midwest in the first half of the 19th century.

Source(s)

Chapman, Reuben, Gov. (local)

Alabama |x History |y 1819-1950 (lcsh)

Alabama |x Politics and government (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Elmore County (Ala.) (Local)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Politicians |z Alabama (lcsh)

Petition Box 1