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Guide to the Alabama Democratic Party, 1860 Delegation Minutes MSS.0057

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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

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Language Usage:

English

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Collection Title:

Alabama Democratic Party, 1860 Delegation Minutes

Unit ID:

MSS.0057

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet (1 ledger, 16 leaves)

Dates:

1860

Abstract:

Minutes and roll of Alabama's delegation, who were "accredited to the Baltimore and Richmond Democratic convention" in Richmond, Virginia, in 1860.

creator

Democratic Party (Ala.).

Biographical/Historical note

The 1860 Democratic National Convention was one of the crucial events in the lead-up to the American Civil War. The official Democratic national convention adjourned in deadlock without choosing a candidate for President. A resumed official convention nominated Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois for President and former Senator Herschel V. Johnson of Georgia for Vice President. A "rump" convention, primarily Southerners, nominated Vice President John C. Breckinridge for President and Senator Joseph Lane of Oregon for Vice President.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. "1860 Democratic National Convention." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 Oct. 2012. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the minutes and roll of Alabama's delegation, who were "accredited to the Baltimore and Richmond Democratic convention" in Richmond, Virginia, in 1860. This was Alabama's delegation to the second Democratic convention, held after the "Bolters" disrupted the first meeting in Charleston, S.C. Most delegates were pledged to Breckinridge and Lane.

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Preferred Citation:

Alabama Democratic Party, 1860 Delegation Minutes, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

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Processing Information:

Processed by

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

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama--History--1819-1950 (lcsh)

Alabama--Politics and government (lcsh)

Commercial correspondence (aat)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Southern States--Politics and government (lcsh)

|v Records and correspondence (lcsh)

Alabama Democratic Party Box 1