University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Alexander M. Glasgow Papers, 1795-1888



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glasgow, Alexander M.
Title: Alexander M. Glasgow papers
Dates: 1795-1888
Abstract: Comprised of correspondence, accounts books and financial papers, land and legal papers, literary productions, minutes, speeches, and a printed pamphlet, the Alexander M. Glasgow Papers, 1795-1888, document social and family life in Virginia throughout the 19th century, including the Civil War, tobacco culture, slavery, and Washington College.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02155
Extent: 1.42 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Alexander M. Glasgow was a Rockbridge County, Virginia, merchant and a Captain for the United States Army during the Civil War.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of correspondence, accounts books and financial papers, land and legal papers, literary productions, minutes, speeches, and a printed pamphlet, the Alexander M. Glasgow Papers, 1795-1888, document social and family life in Virginia throughout the 19th century, including the Civil War, tobacco culture, slavery, and Washington College. The correspondence (1810-1888) illustrates the relationships between correspondents, primarily in Lexington, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Virginia, such as Joel Leftwich, John W. Brockenbrough, John Poe, Benjamin E. Scruggs, Alexander M. Glasgow, and members of the Garland, Dorman, and Kerr families. The financial papers (1795-1875) include receipts and invoices and relate to the business affairs of James Garland, John Kerr, James Edmondson, Martha Glasglow, William Smiley, and Robert C. Hawkins, among others. Compositions of James B. Dorman and Alexander M. Glasglow include political speeches (1840-1859); drafts of letters to newspaper editors and the Board of Trustees of Washington College (1850-1859); and legal papers (1814-1888), such as contracts and drafts of court decisions, including one ruling related to Pedlar River Dam. The land papers (1805-1867) include titles, contracts, and a hand drawn map of southern Florida, while the minutes (1856-1863) are from meetings of the American Colonization Society. Additionally, the collection includes a pamphlet advertising J. F. Allen and Co.'s tobacco products (1878).


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Brockenbrough, John W. (John White), 1806-1877
Dorman, James Baldwin, 1823-1893
Edmondson, James
Garland, James, 1791-1885
Glasgow, Alexander M.
Glasgow, Martha
Hawkins, Robert C.
Kerr, John, 1782-1842
Leftwich, Joel, 1759-1846
Poe, John
Scruggs, Benjamin E.
Smiley, William
Family Names
Dorman (Family)
Garland (Family)
Glasgow (Family)
Kerr (Family)
Corporate Names
American colonization society
United States. Army
Washington College (Lexington, Va.)
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Slavery
Tobacco
Places
Lexington
Lynchburg
United States
Virginia
Washington, D.C.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander M. Glasgow Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2D212 [SRH1230006204] Correspondence, 1810-1888, undated
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2D213 [SRH1230006205] Account books, 1797-1875
Financial papers, 1795-1834
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2D214 [SRH1230006206] Financial papers, 1835-1881, undated
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2D215 [SRH1230006207] Legal papers, 1814-1888
Land papers, 1805-1867
Minutes, 1856-1863
Literary efforts, 1850-1859, undated
Speeches, 1840-1859
Miscellaneous papers, 1820-1866, undated
Fragments, undated
Printed material, 1878