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Guide to the Walter Scott Crump Papers, RG 106


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: September 2003

Date Span:
1891-1931

Size:
0.25 cubic feet; 1 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 1/2 document box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Walter Scott Crump was born at Lincoln, Talladega County, Alabama to Henry G. and Mary E. (Braden) Crump on August 11, 1873. His early education was acquired at local public schools in St. Clair County, Alabama where his his parents relocated to not long after his birth. He entered the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) in 1889 and graduated from the school 1893 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Following graduation he became a professor of mathematics at Spring Lake College at Springville, Alabama. In the summer of 1894 Crump began to study law and one year later was admitted to the Anniston Bar Association. In 1899, he entered the mercantile and livestock business with his father in Seddon, Alabama. Fours later he opened a law office at Pell City where he practiced law but he continued to reside in Seddon. He was a member of the court of county commissioners of St. Claire County and a member of the Alabama State Legislature in 1918. Walter Crump died in Seddon on September 30, 1937.

Scope and Content:
Contains photocopies of notes, poetry and classwork written by Walter Scott Crump while a student at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University). Includes correspondence and speeches written after his departure from Auburn.


Item list:
Box 1

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