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Guide to the Richard Trapier Brumby Letter, 1834 MSS.0224

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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

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-27T10:29-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2012
Collection Title:

Richard Trapier Brumby letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0224

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item, 1 piece)

Dates:

1834 April 2

Abstract:

Letter from Brumby, dated 2 April 1834, from Tuscaloosa, to the firm of Wragg and Stewart in Montgomery, Alabama, concerning a debt owed to the firm

creator

Brumby, Richard Trapier, 1804-1875

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter from Brumby, dated 2 April 1834, from Tuscaloosa, to the firm of Wragg and Stewart in Montgomery, Alabama, concerning a debt owed to the firm.

Preferred Citation:

Richard Trapier Brumby letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Doy McCall, 1960

Biographical/Historical note

Richard Trapier Brumby, born on 4 August 1804 in Sumter, South Carolina, was the sixth of ten children and the third son of Thomas and Susannah Greening Brumby. He was a lawyer, the editor of the Tuscaloosa Expositor, and professor of chemistry, mineralogy and geology at the University of Alabama from 1834-1849.

Brumby married Mary Isabella Brevard on 22 April 1828, in Lincolnton, North Carolina. The couple had at least eight children. His grandson, Richard B. Russell, was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia from 1923 to 1938, and his great-grandson, Richard B. Russell, Jr., was governor of Georgia, 1931-1933, and afterwards a United States Senator, from 1933 until his death in 1971, serving as President Pro-Tem from 1969 to 1971.

Richard Trapier Brumby died on 6 October 1875 in Athens, Georgia. Mary, having died the previous day (5 October 1875), and Richard were buried on the same day in Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia was closed the day of the funeral, and his extensive rock and mineral collection is held at Davidson College, North Carolina.

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None

Usage Restrictions:

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Processing Information:

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Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Commercial correspondence (aat)

Debt (lcsh)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Lawyers--Alabama (lcsh)

Montgomery County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Letter Box 433