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Guide to the William Pitt Ballinger diary MSS.0104

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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 2012-11-06T16:27-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2012
Collection Title:

William Pitt Ballinger diary

Unit ID:

MSS.0104

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (photocopies of typescript)

Dates:

1864-1868

Abstract:

This collection consists of a 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, legal cases, travels on legal business, and personal and family affairs.

creator

Ballinger, William Pitt, 1825-1888

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a 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, legal cases, travels on legal business, and personal and family affairs.

Preferred Citation:

William Pitt Ballinger diary, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Kenneth J. Mullenix, Jr., 1976?

Biographical/Historical note

Attorney of Houston, Texas. One of two Texas commissioners sent to negotiate a cessation of hostilities between U.S. troops and the state of Texas in May 1865.

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Unknown; update by Andrew Harris 2012

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg (E.R.S.) , 1817-1873 (local)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Diaries (aat)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Lawyers (aat)

Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Travel and Tourism (localbroad)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

WIlliam Pitt Ballinger Box 2355