Papers, 1821-1918.


Halbert, Henry S. (Henry Sale), 1837-1916. Papers, 1821-1918.

Papers, 1821-1918.

Papers 1821-1918, containing correspondence, transcripts, legal documents, notes and articles. Much of the collection is concerned with Halbert's research on the Choctaw Indians and is documented in notes, articles, and his manuscript history of the Choctaw Indians. Halbert's service on the frontier and in the Civil War with Texas units is also recorded in notes and correspondence with other veterans. The papers also include notecards of tombstone records in Columbus, Mississippi; reminiscenses of life in the federal prison camp on Ship Island in Misissippi; transcripts of newspaper articles going back to 1835; notes about the early explorers of the southeast; notes on colonial and territorial government; and drafts of Alabama county histories. The collection has some materials of genealogical interest. Original materials include records from the Lawrence County Circuit Court and Orphans Court records regarding the guardianship of Sarah A. Rootes of Madison County. Genealogical information about the Halbert family is also in the papers. The bulk of the correspondence in the collection covers the years 1900-1916 and it reflects Halbert's interest and research. Halbert family letters from earlier years are also in the papers. In addition, the correspondence includes 1918 letters from Thomas M. Owen, reporting the particulars of Halbert's death to his friends. Correspondents with Halbert include John M. Allen, George L. Burr, Stephen D. Lee, T. H. Lewis, William F. Love, Dunbar Rowland, Edward C. Walthall, John Sharp Williams, and James W. A. Wright.

8.4 cubic ft. (8 records center cartons and 1 archives box).

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