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Guide to the Bird Griffin papers, 1805-1885 MSS.0596

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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

2007

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-23T20:02-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Bird Griffin papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0596

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (photocopies?)

Dates:

1805-1885

Abstract:

Personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.

creator

Griffin, Bird, 1803-1883

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains the personal papers, mostly involving the activities of this Perry County farmer and justice of the peace.

Acquisition Information:

Loaned for photocopying, 1981 or 1982

Biographical/Historical note

Born in Georgia on 8 May 1803, Griffin moved with his family to the area of present-day Montgomery County, Alabama shortly after 1820. He married Alsira Autrey in 1824, and settled in Perry County. They had 15 children, 13 of whom lived to adulthood. In addition to farming, he served as justice of the peace and was active in politics. Bird died in 1883.

Preferred Citation:

Bird Griffin papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

John McIlwain, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

African Americans (localbroad)

Alabama (localbroad)

Civil War (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Correspondence (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Farm equipment (lcsh)

Farmers--Correspondence (lcsh)

Farming and Agriculture (localbroad)

Freedmen (lcsh)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Justices of the peace (lcsh)

Land grants (aat)

Legal documents (aat)

Newspapers (aat)

Perry County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Slave records--Alabama (lcsh)

Southern Life and Culture (localbroad)

Tax records (aat)

Voting registers (lcsh)

Papers relating to area families - Autrey (3 items) Box 2644 Folder 1

Papers relating to area families - Griffin, Benjamin (3 items) Box 2644 Folder 2

Papers relating to area families - Griffins (various) (6 items) Box 2644 Folder 3

Papers relating to area families - Griffin in-laws (5 items) Box 2644 Folder 4

Papers relating to area families - Heard (1 item) Box 2644 Folder 5

Papers relating to area families - Mahan (5 items) Box 2644 Folder 6

Papers relating to area families - Seal, Seale, Seales (15 items) Box 2644 Folder 7

Papers relating to area families - Miscellaneous (10 items) Box 2644 Folder 8

Bird Griffin Papers - Civil War (7 items) Box 2644 Folder 9

Bird Griffin Papers – Correspondence - Incoming (19 items) Box 2644 Folder 10

Bird Griffin Papers – Correspondence - Outgoing (2 items) Box 2644 Folder 11

Bird Griffin Papers - Crop sales and supplies purchases (15 items) Box 2644 Folder 12

Bird Griffin Papers - Freed Slaves (4 items) Box 2644 Folder 13

Bird Griffin Papers - Legal forms, excluding deeds and notes (14 items) Box 2644 Folder 14

Bird Griffin Papers - Notes and Deeds (10 items) Box 2644 Folder 15

Bird Griffin Papers - Roads and Bridges (3 items) Box 2644 Folder 16

Bird Griffin Papers - Tax Papers (5 items) Box 2644 Folder 17

Other Materials - Land grants (9 items) Box 2644 Folder 18

Other Materials - Newspaper (5 items) Box 2644 Folder 19

Other Materials - Undated miscellaneous (5 items) Box 2644 Folder 20

Other Materials - Voter List. 1850--Pinetucky, Perry County (1 item) Box 2644 Folder 21