acumen 3.0ɑ
W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guied to the Cruikshank family papers MSS.0379

ASSET VIEWER
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 2013-02-21T15:58-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

February 2013
Collection Title:

Cruikshank family papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0379

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1848-1909

Abstract:

Correspondence of an Alabama family, centered in Talladega and Birmingham.

creator

Cruikshank, George Marcus, 1852-1936

creator

Cruikshank, Marcus Henderson, 1826-1881

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the correspondence of this Alabama family, centered in Talladega and Birmingham. Family members included Marcus Henderson Cruikshank (1826-1881), editor of the Alabama Reporter, mayor of Talladega, and a member of the Confederate House of Representatives, and George Marcus Cruikshank (1852-?), editor of several Alabama newspapers.

Preferred Citation:

Cruikshank family papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

The Cruikshank family was active in the political and newspaper arenas in the Talladega and Birmingham, Alabama.

Marcus Henderson Cruikshank (12 December 1826–10 October 1881) was a Confederate States of America politician who served in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War. He was born in Autauga County, Alabama. He later served as the mayor of Talladega, Alabama. From 1864 to 1865, he was the representative from Alabama's fourth district in the Second Confederate Congress.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Frank Boykin Antique Shop, 1970

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Birmingham (Ala.) (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Confederate States of America--Politics and government (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Talladega County (Ala.) (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

Letters Box 1529