Size: 6 items + 1 microfilm reel.
Date Span: 1888-1905
Scope / Content: Photocopies only of manuscript articles and autobiographical sketches; microfilm only of scrapbooks; microfilm has poor resolution. Manuscripts of two articles for newspapers (1891-1894) by Pugh, analyzing the national political situation and focusing on bimetallism and the tariff; three autobiographical sketches (n.d.) by Pugh, one recounting his youth and early manhood, one recounting his life through the Civil War, and one recounting his life and Senate career through the 1880's; three scrapbooks (1889-1905) focusing on Hughes's Senate career.
Biographical Sketch: Pugh, a lawyer from Eufaula, Alabama, was elected to Congress in 1859 and resigned in 1860 when Alabama seceded from the Union. He served in the Confederate Congress, 1862-1865. In 1880, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until 1897.
1889-1902: Miscellaneous clippings on political issues of the day. Pugh's views on tariff and money policy and the Mill's Bill. Clippings regarding 1890 Senatorial election. Clippings revealing Pugh's views on Presidential election of 1904.
1890-1905: Miscellaneous clippings concerning contemporary politics in Alabama and the South. Material on the Etowah Rifles. Clippings concerning John C. Pugh. News articles regarding the L&N railroad in Alabama.
Hand-written copy of a 31 page paper or speech written by Pugh regarding election of Senate seats in 54th Congress-November 6, 1894. The work includes Pugh's views on: free silver and currency reform; the Republican party; protection of industry; federal intervention in state elections. Pugh argues against the gold standard and for free silver.
Autobiography of James Lawrence Pugh, nd. 7 typed legal sized pages.
Some personal reminiscences of James L. Pugh, his early life in Alabama - 3 typed legal-sized pages, nd.
A letter written by Pugh to the Birmingham Age Herald, November 8, 1891, of about 30 pages. Pugh speculates on the upcoming 1892 presidential election in various states and the related issues; i.e. tariff and currency.
Newspaper clipping: "Brilliant Career of Senator James L. Pugh" Age Herald, May 27, 1906 [?].
Printed Material: "The Supremacy of the Law" Gov. Joseph M. Brown's
speech at Atlanta, October 29, 1912.
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