Scope and Content of Collection
The John H. Alexander papers consist of material covering the years 1824 to 1857. The majority of material falls within the years of 1835-1850. The collection consists of reports, an essay, pamphlets, a newspaper clipping and correspondence to and from Alexander.
Important subjects include: the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, slack water navigation, state politics, canal legislation, surveys, George's Creek Coal and Iron Company, stocks and arbitration, the Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad, state lines, Native American tribes, Mississippi life, Alexander's family life, and real estate.