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Collection Number: 00090

Collection Title: Frederick George Bromberg Papers, 1738-1930

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


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Size 7.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 7000 items)
Abstract Lawyer, and U.S. Representative, 1873-1875, from Mobile, Ala. Chiefly correspondence, legal documents, and other papers relating to Bromberg's cases, typically with estates and other real estate. Included among his clients was an American mining operation in Mexico (Cedral Mines?) and material appears, 1910 and following, describing unrest in Mexico. Material also appears relating to Reconstruction, Alabama politics (chiefly after 1875), and the Freedmen's Bureau in Mobile.
Creator Bromberg, Frederick George, 1837-1930.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Frederick George Bromberg Papers #90, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Bromberg family in 1936.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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Frederick George Bromberg was born in New York City, 19 June 1837, and moved with his parents to Mobile, Alabama, in 1838. He graduated from Harvard University in 1858, and studied and tutored there, 1861-1865.

Bromberg held a number of political positions in Mobile following the Civil War: treasurer of Mobile, 1867-1869; state senator, 1868-1872; postmaster of Mobile, 1869-1871; and U.S. Representative, 1873-1875. He was a Liberal Republican.

Bromberg was admitted to the bar in 1877 and began practicing in Mobile. He remained an active lawyer in his own office, and served as president of the state bar in 1906. He died in Mobile, 4 September 1930.

Information for this note was taken from The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989.

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This collection consists chiefly of papers relating to Bromberg's legal cases in Mobile, Alabama, 1877-1924. Most of these cases dealt with real estate sales or inheritance, and the papers are largely routine. Small amounts of material appear relating to Reconstruction, the Freedmen's Bureau, Alabama politics, and the Cedral mines in Mexico. These items are imbedded in large amounts of other material; however, they can be accessed by keeping in mind the dates of the items: Reconstruction material is chiefly in the late 1860s, and Mexican revolution material peaks in 1911.

The correspondence and legal documents relating to Bromberg's cases have been divided into subseries based on phases of Bromberg's career. Bills and receipts have been separated from other material, and are not chronologically arranged; these items also relate to Bromberg's clients. Series also appear for miscellaneous personal items, and for pictures.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Legal Documents, 1823-1930.

About 2500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly correspondence and other documents relating to legal cases, largely concerning real estate cases in the Mobile area.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. 1823-1865.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly Mobile real estate documents, apparently collected later by Bromberg. Some Bromberg family material appears.

Folder 1-5

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#00090, Subseries: "1.1. 1823-1865." Folder 1-5

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. 1866-1876.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly Mobile real estate and legal documents. Some material appears relating to Alabama Republican politics. Also included is scattered correspondence relating to the Alabama Freedmen's Bureau and other Reconstruction matters.

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#00090, Subseries: "1.2. 1866-1876." Folder 6-12

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. 1877-1902.

About 1000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly Mobile real estate and legal documents.

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#00090, Subseries: "1.3. 1877-1902." Folder 13-80

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.4. 1903-1930.

About 1500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly Mobile real estate and legal documents. Scattered material appears relating to the Cedral mines in Mexico. Material concerning political unrest in Mexico peaks in 1911.

Folder 81-254

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#00090, Subseries: "1.4. 1903-1930." Folder 81-254

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial Material, circa 1830-1930.

About 500 items.

Bills, receipts, a mining report, and other financial records, relating to Bromberg's clients.

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1 item.

Mining report from the Cedral, Mexico, mines, chiefly showing wages.

Folder 255

#00090, Subseries: "2.1. Mining Report, 1888." Folder 255

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Bills and Receipts, circa 1830-1930.

About 500 items.

Financial records collected by Bromberg, chiefly dealing with real estate cases handled by his office.

Folder 256-275

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#00090, Subseries: "2.2. Bills and Receipts, circa 1830-1930." Folder 256-275

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Miscellaneous personal items, circa 1830-1930.

Notes, greeting and business cards, invitations, and other items, from family members and business associates.

Folder 276

#00090, Series: "3. Miscellaneous personal items, circa 1830-1930." Folder 276

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Pictures, late 19th century.

About 20 items.

Studio portraits of unidentified individuals and groups, probably members of Bromberg's family.

Image Folder PF-0090/1

#00090, Series: "4. Pictures, late 19th century." PF-0090/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Buck Beasley, June 1990

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Compiled by Buck Beasley with assistance from John Baddley under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation

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