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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Benton Bell Seat memoirs W.0013

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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:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T14:39-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Benton Bell Seat memoirs

Unit ID:

W.0013

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

1916, 1939

Location:

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

Abstract:

This collection contains a typed copy of Benton Bell Seat's autobiography, which is approximately 200 pages long. Seat wrote the manuscript in 1916, and it was typed and produced in 1939 by the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

creator

Seat, Benton Bell

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

General note

Title on the phase box spine: Memoirs of Benton Bell Seat

Preferred Citation:

Benton Bell Seat memoirs, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a typed copy of Benton Bell Seat's autobiography, which is 192 pages long (actually marked as 191 1/4). Seat wrote the manuscript in 1916, but it was typed and produced in 1936 by the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Biographical/Historical note

Benton Bell Seat was born in Trenton, Tennessee, in 1830. He moved to California in 1849 to take part in the gold rush. He then relocated to Texas, becoming a member of Sibley's Texas Brigade. After the Civil War, Seat relocated again, moving to Nicaragua. In 1901, he returned to the United States, moving to Arkansas where he lived with his daughter until his death in 1955.

Source: Seat-Cypert-Hardy-Spore Family Papers Finding Aid, University of Arkansas.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Related Archival Materials note

A family collection at the University of Arkansas contains Benton Bell Seat's diaries, correspondence, and additional copies of the memoir. See The Seat-Cypert-Hardy-Spore Family Papers, University of Arkansas Library, Special Collections.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Autobiography (lcsh)

Civil War (localbroad)

Texas (lcsh)

Texas--History (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives (lcsh)

Memoirs Box W0013.01