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Guide to Charles H. Scott Papers MSS.3060


Finding aid prepared by James N. Gilbreath


University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266



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Charles H. Scott Papers

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama


0.2 Linear feet (84 items)




Letters written to Charles H. Scott and others concerning Republican party politics in Alabama.

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James N. Gilbreath, October, 2010

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Cather & Brown, 2005

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Charles H. Scott Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

Letters written to Scott are primarily concerned with Alabama politics. These matters include Scott's position as delegate to the Republican National Committee, requests for appointments to federal positions, and comments on political wranglings within the state Republican party. The "third party" correspondence includes letters about the appointment of Thomas J. Scott (Charles' father) to the office of Register of the U.S. Land Office located in Montgomery, letters to Joseph O. Thomas, and other correspondence mentioning Charles H. Scott.

Manuscripts regarding political appointments concern political turmoil about Warren S. Reese and L.J. Bryan, two judicial appointments in Alabama. Republican party documents include a "plan of political proceedure [sic]," minutes from the executive committee of the Republican party in Wetumpka, and an electoral ballot from the 1936 Alabama state election.

Biographical/Historical note

Charles H. Scott was born around 1871 to Thomas J. and Martha A. Scott. He had five siblings: Mary Bell, John T., Thomas R., George G., and Hal L. Charles H. Scott served as Captain of Company A in the second Alabama regiment in the Spanish-American War. In 1904 Scott served as the Alabama delegate to the Republican National Convention. Scott appears to have married a Josephine sometime between 1880 and 1900. According to the 1910 census, Charles and Josephine had four children: Alva, Mary A., Thomas J., and Joe B.

Related Archival Materials note

Thomas J. Scott and Sons Records (MSS 2552) also contains some correspondence and other documents of Charles H. Scott.


Alabama-Politics and government, (ingest)

Southern States-Politics and government, (ingest)

Incoming Correspondence, Ambucht-Murphy Box SC0048 Folder 3060.1

Incoming Correspondence, Thompson-Winters Box SC0048 Folder 3060.2

Third Party Correspondence Box SC0048 Folder 3060.3

Political Appointments Box SC0048 Folder 3060.4

Republican Party Documents Box SC0048 Folder 3060.5