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Jordan-Burnett papers

Jordan-Burnett papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jordan-Burnett papers
Creator: Burnett, Eugene Paul
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1950
Language: English
Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2937
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Captain Eugene Paul Burnett ("Jean") served in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment under Colonel Alfred Holt Colquitt during the Civil War. Delia Jordan (1842-1917) was the daughter of Rachel Gunby Jordan (1808-1886) and Sylvester Franklin Jordan. William Franklin Jordan and Robert Pierpont Jordan were in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment with Captain Burnett. Both died in 1862. George Gunby Jordan joined the Confederate Army in 1863 and was a member of the Nelson Rangers. Following the war he was a businessman, banker and Railroad Commissioner of Georgia. He married Lizzie B. Curtis in 1881.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters, cartes-de-visite (most unidentified), biographical information on Rachel Gunby Jordan and Eugene P. Burnett, printed material, Confederate money, clippings, and locks of hair. The main portion of the collection consists of letters written to Delia D. Jordan in Sparta, Georgia, from her fiance Eugene Paul Burnett during the Civil War. His letters describe daily camp life, his duties as Inspector General, and details of battles as he moved through South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. There are also letters from Delia's brothers, William Franklin Jordan, Robert Pierpont Jordan, and George Gunby Jordan.

Also in the collection is a photograph of General Robert E. Lee and an Augusta newspaper, Daily Constitutionalist, from July 3, 1862. The newspaper contains descriptions of the current battles and lists of wounded men, including W.F. Jordan.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jordan-Burnett papers, ms2937, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Biographies.
Burnett, Eugene Paul -- Correspondence
Carte de visite photographs.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military life
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 6th. Company A
Correspondence.
Daily constitutionalist (Augusta, Ga. : 1856)
Hair.
Jordan, Delia D. -- Correspondence
Jordan, George Gunby -- Correspondence
Jordan, Rachel Gunby
Jordan, Robert Pierpont -- Correspondence
Jordan, William Franklin -- Correspondence
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward) -- Photographs
Money -- Confederate States of America.
Money.
Newspapers.
Soldiers -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Correspondence.
War wounds.
Women -- Biography.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Biographical Information Rachel Gunby Jordan
 
12Memorial Eugene Paul Burnett
 
13Correspondence , 1860-1863
 
14Correspondence , 1864
 
15Correspondence , 1865
 
16Correspondence , 1871-1898
 
17Correspondence , 1950
 
18Correspondence - undated
 
19Empty Envelopes
 
110Business Card W.F. Jordan, MD
 
111Booklets At Home Club , 1894, 1896
 
112Booklet- Dedication of Delia Jordan Burnett Memorial Room , 1929
 
113Locks of Hair
 
114Photographs
 
115Almanac, 1861
 
116Clippings
 
oversized_folder
1ANewspaper clipping and letter, 1862