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Guide to the Michel Family Papers MSS.2159

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Finding aid prepared by Christen Robichaud

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

April 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-14T14:13-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Michel Family Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.2159

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (Three letters and one biography)

Dates:

1939-1951

Abstract:

Contains one handwritten biography of Dr. Richard Fraser Michel and three letters to various members of the Michel family regarding deaths, portraits, and rooms for rent.

Scope and Contents note

The Michel Family Papers contain three letters and a biography. The first letter is from Henry Middleton Michel of Augusta, Georgia, to Fraser Michel Hammond of Montgomery, Alabama, in 1939 requesting a portrait of Hammond's grandfather. The other letters are to Fred G. Hammond of Montgomery, Alabama. The first is from Mrs. George Barrett of Augusta, Georgia, in 1947 commenting on the death of Marion S. Michel, and the second is from Tobe of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1951 asking about a room for rent. There is also a handwritten biography of Dr. Richard Fraser Michel (1827-1907).

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Christen Robichaud, 2011

Preferred Citation:

Michel Family Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Henry Middleton Michel lived in Augusta, Georgia. Fraser Michel Hammond and Fred G. Hammond lived in Montgomery, Alabama.

Dr. Richard Fraser Michel was born February 15, 1827, in Charleston, South Carolina, but moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to start a medical practice in 1865. He was married to Annie Mary Rivers. He was elected to chair several medical committees and was very active in the field of medicine. He was a surgeon for the Virginia army during the Civil War. After moving to Alabama, he served as the president of the Alabama State Medical Association and Surgeon General for the State of Alabama. He died on April 19, 1907.

Marion Sims Michel died on March 11, 1947, after suffering a heart attack and crashing his car.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wade Hall, 2006

Michel Family Papers Box SC0014 Folder 2159.01