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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the William Jesse Robinett Papers MSS.1624

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Finding aid prepared by R. Rumstay

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

March 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:11-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

William Jesse Robinett papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1624

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 1 item, 5 pieces

Dates:

1957

Abstract:

This collection consists of a handwritten original paper and typescript copy. It contains the names of family members and stories about the family's experience during Rousseau's Raid, July 10-22, 1864, in which a Union Army force raided from Decatur, Alabama, to the southward.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a handwritten original paper and typescript copy. It contains the names of family members and stories about the family's experience during Rousseau's Raid, July 10-22, 1864, in which a Union Army force raided from Decatur, Alabama, to the southward. These include accounts of hiding mules to avoid their seizure, a "Yankee trick" for stealing honey, and saving the house from being burned by using a Masonic distress sign.

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Preferred Citation:

William Jesse Robinett papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of James F. Jackson, 2003

Box 1058 Folder 5

Genealogy of the Robinett Family by William Jesse Robinette http://purl.lib.ua.edu/54283