HERBERT, Hilary Abner, 1834-1919


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1919, 1 item.
A letter from Hilary Herbert to former Governor Van Sant of Minnesota written on March 4, 1919. In the letter, Hilary Herbert advocates the League of Nations, and also comments on remarks made by Rep. Fiorello La Guardia concerning the proposed League of Nations.

Papers: 1903, 1 item.
Includes reminiscences of Hilary Herbert covering all aspects of his life. Also includes a handwritten note by Hilary Herbert’s niece describing the final days of his life.

Papers: In the Alabama State Capitol Building photographs, ca. 1850-1990, 0.66 cubic foot.
Subjects covered in the photographs include Hilary A. Herbert.

Papers: In the Durr family papers, 1868-1968, 2.3 cubic feet.
Subjects covered in the papers include Hilary Abner Herbert. A series description and index are available in the repository.

Papers: In the Ella Smith Herbert papers, 1879, 1 item.
A letter from Ella Smith Herbert to Mrs. Amelia Horsler Lyons written in 1879. In the letter, Ella Herbert thanks Mrs. Lyons for her and her husband’s support during Hilary Herbert’s bid for Congress and discusses her thoughts on politics and political campaigns.

Papers: In the Robert McKee papers, 1861-1899, 2 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Hilary Abner Herbert. The papers are also available on microfilm. A series description, container listing, and index available are available in the repository.

Papers: In the Montgomery County Alabama Probate Judge official bond books, 1817-1937, 4 volumes.
Among the officials who filed bonds for office or signed as sureties on the bonds of elected officials include Hilary A. Herbert. A container listing is available in the repository.

Papers: In the William C. Oates papers, 1880-1904, 1 folder.
Subjects covered in the papers include Hilary A. Herbert.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1906, 1 item.
A letter from Hilary Abner Herbert to J. S. Crosby written on December 15, 1906. In the letter, Hilary Herbert is replying to his inquiry about the price of armor plate during his administration as secretary of the navy.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1864-1931, 2.5 linear feet.
This collections includes correspondence, writings, speeches, and scrapbooks of Hilary A. Herbert. The correspondence is with friends, including many national politicians, concerning politics, foreign affairs, Reconstruction, and the race question. The collection also includes European travel notes, articles, a diary, scrapbooks of his career, and notes on his book The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences. Reminiscences written by Hilary Herbert cover his early life, his education at the University of Alabama and the University of Virginia, his Confederate service, and his political career, and containing his reflections on slavery, abolition, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the race question. The collection is also available on microfilm. An unpublished description of the collection is available in the repository.