Papers, 1853-1920.


Owen, Thomas McAdory, 1866-1920. Papers, 1853-1920.

Papers, 1853-1920.

Papers containing family information and letters, business records, correspondence, printed materials, original manuscripts, notes, journals, clippings, and photographs. The bulk of this collection includes family letters between Thomas Owen and his wife Marie and son Thomas, Jr., and correspondence with the large number of social organizations Owen was involved with: The Thirteen, Sons of the Revolution, Alabama History Commission, the Rotary Club, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, the Laymen's Missionary Movement, Marion Institute, the University of Alabama Alumni, the Commercial Club, and the United Sons of Confederate Veterans. Of special interest are copies of some of Robert E. Lee's letters, materials pertaining to Oscar Underwood and the Democratic Convention of 1912, a drive for library books for WWI Soldiers and a post war monument drive. Owen's manuscript copy of his Alabama History and Dictionary is also present as well as materials relating to efforts to sell subscriptions to his work. His research correspondence, and A-Z subject files are also included.

29 cubic ft. (29 records center cartons).

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