] On Behalf Of Breedlove,
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 2:06 PM
To: Amos J Wright; sala-l@...
Subject: More Alabama gubernatorial records on microfilm
Greetings: More gubernatorial records have been microfilmed at the
Alabama Dept. of Archives and History. Governor McVay, all three Civil
War governors, and the Reconstruction era are well represented in this
microfilm. More than one reel of microfilm has records of Governor
Shorter alone. These were microfilmed in chronological order by
governor. Please see the scope and content note below. Take care, Mike
Alabama Governor, Administrative files, 1819-1899, 4 microfilm reels
Scope and Content Note: These records form an artificial collection of
materials found and pulled from other series after the records of those
governors were microfilmed. Within this collection there are relatively
large holdings for Governor McVay and the Civil War governors A. B.
Moore, John Gill Shorter and Thomas Hill Watts. Information about
military elections, exemptions and appointments, an annual report of the
Quartermaster General, as well as the production of salt during the
Civil War is also included. In A. B. Moore's files there is a letter
from J. L. M. Curry that recommends John Pelham for a commission in the
state forces in 1861. There is also information relating to post Civil
War militias, the vote in 1867 for the proposed Alabama Constitution
during Reconstruction under Wager Swayne. That constitution was ratified
in 1868 after a legal challenge.