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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Banking in Alabama, 1816-1860, volume 2, manuscripts W.0007

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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

September 2013

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

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Collection Title:

Banking in Alabama, 1816-1860, volume 2, manuscripts

Unit ID:

W.0007

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.8 Linear feet

Dates:

1967

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Includes a carbon copy of the manuscript Banking in Alabama, 1816-1860, volume 2, written by William H. Brantley Jr. The bound manuscript is 371 pages long and covers the history of banking in the state from 1837 to 1849; it is part of a two-volume work that covers the years 1816-1860.

creator

Brantley, William H. (William Henderson), 1896-1964

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Donnelly Walton, 2013

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Banking in Alabama, 1816-1860, volume 2, manuscripts, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

William H. Brantley Jr. was born in Troy, Alabama, in 1898. He attended The University of Alabama and Harvard Law School and was one of the founding partners of the Birmingham law firm Lange, Simpson, and Brantley. He served as the president of the Alabama Historical Association from 1953-1954 and was one of the charter members of the organization. He died in 1964.

Source: Alabama Historical Association Biographical Sketches of Presidents.

Access Restrictions:

none

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes two manuscripts for the book Banking in Alabama, 1816-1860,volume 2, written by William H. Brantley Jr. Volume 2 covers the history of banking in the state from 1837 to 1849; it is part of a two-volume work. One manuscript, in a three-ring binder, is 362 pages long. This is an early draft of the work, as it contains handwritten edits that are reflected in the carbon copy manuscript. The carbon copy manuscript, in an expansion binder, is 371 pages long.

William H. Brantley Jr. wrote both volumes, but he passed away before publication of the second volume. His children edited the volume and published it in 1967. The first volume was published in 1961.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Alabama--History (lcsh)

Banks and banking (lcsh)

Manuscripts for publication (aat)

Later draft Box W0007.01

Earlier draft Box W0007.02