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Guide to the Richard Furman Papers MSS.0549

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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

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-10T16:09-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Richard Furman Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0549

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet (all photocopies)

Dates:

1826-1865

Abstract:

Photocopied documents, including letters, poetry, news clippings, class work, essays, and journal entries of Alabama school administrator and preacher.

creator

Furman, Margaret A. E. (Cammer), d. 1862

creator

Furman, Richard, 1815-1883

Acquisition Information:

Sara Walls?

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of photocopies of various documents by Richard Furman including letters, news clippings, written class work, and poetry by Margaret A.E. Furman. Several of the letters are to the former President of the University of Alabama, Basil Manly, during the mid 1850s concerning various subjects. There is also a letter concerning his opinion on race relations dated December 24, 1867. The collection also contains poetry written by his wife, Margaret A.E. Furman, between 1845 and 1862 the year she died. Also includes the unsigned poem "The Warrior Guards."

Biographical/Historical note

Reverend Richard Furman, Jr. was born October 10, 1815 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was the seventh child of Wood Furman and Hannah Bowers. He was related to the noted Baptist minister and Revolutionary War patriot Rev. Dr. Richard Furman (1755-1826). He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1839, and taught and served as the principal for a preparatory school in Tuscaloosa. He married Margaret Anna Eliza Cammer also of Sumter on April 13, 1841. She was a devout Christian and prolific writer. They both died in Tuscaloosa, she in 1862 and he in May of 1883. More information on Richard Furman and his family can be found in the Sara Walls Collection.

Preferred Citation:

Richard Furman papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Manly, Basil, 1798-1868 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

American poetry--Alabama--19th Century (lcsh)

Civil Rights and Human Rights (localbroad)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Essays (aat)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Alumni and alumnae. (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Presidents (lcsh)

Correspondence - Outgoing Box 549.001 Folder 1

Correspondence - Incoming Box 549.001 Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings Box 549.001 Folder 3

Essays and Other Writings (1 of 2) Box 549.001 Folder 4

Essays and Other Writings (2 of 2) Box 549.001 Folder 5

Journal Entries Box 549.001 Folder 6

Classwork Box 549.001 Folder 7

Miscellaneous Documents Box 549.001 Folder 8

Margaret A.E. Furman - Poems (1 of 2) Box 549.001 Folder 9

Margaret A.E. Furman - Poems (2 of 2) Box 549.001 Folder 10

Poem, "The Warrior Guards"