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Guide to the Samuel Gholson Woolf Papers MSS.1578

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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 1999

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Language Usage:

English

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September 2012
Collection Title:

Samuel Gholson Woolf papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1578

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet 0.4 linear foot

Dates:

1930-1931

Abstract:

A collection of personal correspondence and essays on various Southern topics by this Marengo County attorney and politician.

creator

Woolf, Samuel Gholson

Scope and Contents note

A collection of personal correspondence and essays on various Southern topics by this Marengo County attorney and politician.

The essay titles include: Historical events and excerpts copied from Pickett’s History of Alabama. The Alabamas: Muscogees, Desoto, Choctaws. Theories on Alcoholics. (Mr. Cheney) Archaeological Theories “Ball Play” Battle of Horse Shoe Buried Treasure The Canoe fight The Remarkable Canoe Fight The Choctaws Ponce de Leon Demopolis, Alabama (reconstruction days) Desoto Desoto in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi Theories on Evolution Franklin, Benjamin Frisco Railroad System Gaines, George S “Gaineswood” Hatred for New Englanders and Negroes Heflin, James Thomas Maubila The McGillivarys Miracles The Muscogees The Original Inhabitants of the Gulf States Our Flag Pushmataha Pushmataha Memorial Services The Torture of Prisoners Wildlife Conservation---Sumter County A Yaller Dog Democrat (Mr. Lincoln).

Preferred Citation:

Samuel Gholson Woolf papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from the Kennedy Family

Biographical/Historical note

Samuel Gholson Woolf (20 May 1853 - September 1931) was born at Linden, Marengo County, Alabama. He was the son of Henry Ashley and Francis (Gholson) Woolf. Henry Ashley Woolf was a lawyer, legislator, and a member of the 1875 constitutional convention. His grandfather, James B. Woolf, moved to Alabama in 1818 and was one of the pioneer settlers of Marengo County. Samuel Gholson Woolf was educated in the common schools of Linden and attended Kentucky University from 1869-1871 but did not graduate. He began the practice of law at Linden in 1881. He served in the Alabama House of Representatives 1888-1889; 1900-1901; and 1907-1910 and in the Alabama Senate 1903-1906. He was elected probate judge of Marengo County in 1892.

He was a democrat, a Missionary Baptist, and Mason, and a Knight of Pythias. He married twice: first to Fanny Pickering, 8 January 1879 and then to Mrs. Sadie Henley Lyon, 26 August 1896. He had three children by his first wife. Two of his children appear in the papers, Betty (Woolf) Thornton and John King Woolf.

Source(s)

Thornton, Betty Woolf (local)

Woolf, John King (local)

Literature and Authors (local)

Southern Life and Culture (local)

Genealogy Box 98 Folder 1

Correspondence Box 98 Folder 2

Correspondence to Betty Woolf Thornton, A-M Box 98 Folder 3

Correspondence to Betty Woolf Thornton, N-W Box 98 Folder 4

Correspondence to Betty Woolf Thornton, Unidentified Box 98 Folder 5

Correspondence to John King Woolf Box 98 Folder 6

Miscellaneous Writings (1 of 7) Box 98 Folder 7

Miscellaneous Writings (2 of 7) Box 98 Folder 8

Miscellaneous Writings (3 of 7) Box 98 Folder 9

Miscellaneous Writings (4 of 7) Box 98 Folder 10

Miscellaneous Writings (5 of 7) Box 98 Folder 11

Miscellaneous Writings (6 of 7) Box 98 Folder 12

Miscellaneous Writings (7 of 7) Box 98 Folder 13

Transcriptions (1 of 8) Box 98 Folder 14

Transcriptions (2 of 8) Box 98 Folder 15

Transcriptions (3 of 8) Box 98 Folder 16

Transcriptions (4 of 8) Box 98 Folder 17

Transcriptions (5 of 8) Box 98 Folder 18

Transcriptions (6 of 8) Box 98 Folder 19

Transcriptions (7 of 8) Box 98 Folder 20

Transcriptions (8 of 8) Box 98 Folder 21