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University of Alabama campus
Mr. Whitfield

[Possibly H. S. Whitfield, professor of mathematics, years unknown, or Benjamin Whitfield, local resident who boarded students and enslaved individuals for the university.]
Basil Manly Diary III (1843-1848) image 40, Jan 21, 1843
"Mr. Whitfield’s man, Henry, came to plough up the campus with 2 horses & a large plough. It is to be done at a dollar an acre. The intention is to scatter the turf of Bermuda grass, and seed the whole lot with it."
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Basil Manly Diary IV (1848-1855) image 213, Jan 24, 1853 (accused by student of stealing money)
"Montague, a man unscrupulous of his own conduct, accuses Henry the servant of Mr. Whitfield, of stealing his money, and that of his room-mate, Winn. It seems that no persons but Winn Montague and Henry, knew where Winn kept his money. - Henry has maintained, amid many trials, the reputation of strictly honest man, longer than Montague has lived in the world.
I have cautioned him against assuming to punish or annoy Henry on his own mere suspicion or assumption – but to have the matter fairly investigated.
I wish it may be found out, who it is that takes so much money, from students"
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