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Guide to Alex Van Hoose Davies family paper MSS.0402

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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

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-05-15T13:47-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012; May 2013
Collection Title:

Alex Van Hoose Davies family papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0402

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (photocopies)

Dates:

1925-1980

Abstract:

Photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s; also some personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, augmented with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies, copies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.

creator

Davies, Alexander Van Hoose

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains photocopies of the family history of an early northwest Alabama family, one member of whom became mayor of Birmingham in the 1890s. The collection includes personal recollections of the Union Army raid on Tuscaloosa led by John T. Croxton in April 1865, as well as a sketch of the same for a proposed movie script with notes by grandson Alexander Van Hoose Davies. There are also photocopies of memorials of various Van Hoose men, and newspaper clippings.

Biographical/Historical note

Judge Jesse Van Hoose was an early Alabama settler, merchant, probate judge. He was born 3 July 1787. His son, James McLester Van Hoose (born 1824) was the father of James Alexander Van Hoose (1852-1936), one of the cadets who attempted unsuccessfully to defend the University of Alabama from Union attack in April 1865, and subsequently a Presbyterian minister and mayor of Birmingham 1894-1896.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Alex V. Davies, 1990

Processing Information:

Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

Alex Van Hoose Davies Family papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Van Hoose, James Alexander, 1852-1936 (local)

Van Hoose, James McLester, 1824-1902 (local)

Van Hoose, Jesse, b. 1787 (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Civil War (localbroad)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Family histories (rbgenr)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Mayors (lcsh)

Notes (aat)

Obituaries (aat)

Politicians--Alabama (lcsh)

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

University of Alabama (localbroad)

War and Military (localbroad)

Papers Box SC0087 Folder 402.01