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Guide to the Vernon Grosse collection MSS.0599

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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

December 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-24T10:26-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Vernon Grosse collection

Unit ID:

MSS.0599

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1801-1911

Abstract:

Collection of pre- and post- Civil War letters and genealogies (all photocopies), as well as minutes for the New River Baptist Church, in Fayette County, Alabama, from 1826-1911.

creator

Grosse, Vernon

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a cache of pre- and post- Civil War letters and genealogies (all photocopies), as well as minutes for the New River Baptist Church, in Fayette County, Alabama, from 1826-1911.

Processing Information:

Processed by

James Gilbreath, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

Vernon Grosse collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

The New River community lies in the northeast section of Fayette County, Alabama. It is bordered on the southeast by Ford's Mountain and took its name from the New River (Sipsey) that flows through it. It was a thriving farm community and at the time was the only "town" on the road between Russellville and Tuscaloosa.

Source(s)

New River Baptist Church. (local)

Antebellum Alabama (Local)

Baptists (lcsh)

Church records (aat)

Civil War (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

New River Primitive Baptist Church Minutes Box 2359 Folder 1

Letters (photocopies) Box 2359 Folder 2

Letters and Genealogies (photocopies) Box 2359 Folder 3