SAMFORD, William James, 1844-1901


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Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1878-1900. 13 letters.

Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1900-1901: Samford) Administrative files, 1900-1901, 2 cubic feet.
This series contains records of Governor William James Samford discussing appointments and recommendations for various offices, various subjects such as the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alabama National Guard, the new constitution, convicts, Montevallo land sales, school, agencies, and universities, and types of records such as applications, correspondence, petitions, reports, rewards, and speeches.

Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1900-1901: Samford) Proclamations, commendations and appreciations, 1901, 1 folder.
The proclamations, commendations, and appreciations were made by Governor William James Samford.

Papers: In the James Foster Parole request collection, 1901, 1 folder.
James Foster was a prisoner at the Alabama State Prison at Wetumpka, Ala. In 1901 James Foster wrote to Governor W.J. Samford and (after the governor’s death) Governor W.D. Jelks requesting a pardon. To prove his worthiness to be considered he sent examples of his work as a photographer.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Microfilm: 1884-1899, amount unknown.
The diary of William James Samford concerns planting, family, law, and politics.