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Guide to the Alto Vela Lee Papers MSS.0851

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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

2010

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Alto Vela Lee papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0851

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

Bulk, 1861-1868

Dates:

1861-1890

Abstract:

A miscellany of papers and letters relating to this Barbour County, Alabama lawyer, jurist and politician and University of Alabama trustee, including some family correspondence, an essay by a Miss Lola Fleming, and papers relating to the estate of S. M. Streater.

Scope and Contents note

A miscellany of papers and letters relating to this Barbour County, Alabama lawyer, jurist and politician and University of Alabama trustee, including some family correspondence, an essay by a Miss Lola Fleming, and papers relating to the estate of S. M. Streater.

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None

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Updated by Donnelly Lancaster Walton, July 2010

Biographical/Historical note

Lawyer and jurist, born December 28, 1844 at Louisville, Barbour County, Alabama. Lee served in the Civil War and was captured at Spanish Fort. Postwar he studied law under D. M. Seales at Clayton, Alabama and began practicing law in 1867. He served as mayor of Clayton, solicitor for Barbour County, solicitor for the eighth judicial district, and associate judge of the city court of Gadsden. He was also a trustee of the University of Alabama. He married Lillie Lawrence, December 19, 1865. They had six children: Lawrence Haywood, Vela, William Lovard, Charles W., Henry Fitzhugh, and Alto Vela, Jr.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1992

Alto Vela Lee papers Box 3581 Folder 3