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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A. B. Meek Letter, 1845



Creator Meek, A. B. (Alexander Beaufort), 1814-1865
Title: A. B. Meek letter
Dates: 1845
Abstract: The A. B. Meek Letter, 1845, was written to William Gilmore Simms of Charleston, South Carolina, in regards to an invitation to stay with Simms on Meek's way to Alabama and about Simms' new book, The Wigwam and the Cabin.
Identification: camh-arc-004381
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Alexander Beaufort Meek (1814-1865) was a noted politician, lawyer, and writer from Alabama. He was selected to be the Attorney General of Alabama in 1836, a position he held for six months. He also served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama from 1846 to 1849. He wrote several books, including The Red Eagle: A Poem of the South (1855) and Songs and Poems of the South (1857). He died in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1865.

William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was also an esteemed politician and a writer. He was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1844 to 1846 and he authored works such as The Yemassee (1835), History of South Carolina (1840), The Wigwam and the Cabin (1845), and The Cassique of Kiawah (1859). He resided in Charleston, South Carolina, where he passed away in 1870.

Watson, Charles S. "William Gilmore Simms." Encyclopedia of Alabama.

"William Gilmore Simms: American novelist." Encyclopedia Britannica.

Williams, Benjamin Buford. "Alexander B. Meek." Encyclopedia of Alabama.

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Scope and Contents

The A. B. Meek letter, 1845, written to William Gilmore Simms of Charleston, South Carolina, contains information regarding an invitation for Meek to stay with Simms on his way to Alabama. The letter also concerns Meek's observations about Simms' new book, The Wigwam and the Cabin, which was published in 1845.

The finding aid was created by consulting a MARC record. See repository for complete record.

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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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Meek, A. B. (Alexander Beaufort), 1814-1865
Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870
Places
Alabama
South Carolina
Document Types
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A. B. Meek Letter, 1845, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions made by Caroline Collins, October 2020.

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OCLC Number

75960863

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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3B29 [SRH1230015045] Letter to William Gilmore Simms, 1845

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