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1 Title:   Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Confederate States of America. Constitutional Convention (1861)  
  Dates:   1861, 1883-1951  
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The collection consists of the original signed manuscript of the permanent constitution of the Confederate States of America, adopted on March 11, 1861. The document consists of five vellum sheets pasted together and rolled, signed by Howell Cobb, President of the Congress and delegates from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. The collections also includes correspondence related to the ownership of the constitution and three photographs.
 
  Identifier:   ms1512  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Florida Stewart letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stewart, Florida  
  Dates:   1863-1864  
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The collection consists of correspondence and envelopes addressed to Florida Stewart (Mrs. Walter Stewart) of Columbus, Georgia, from 1863-1864. Correspondence regards social activities and news of friends or relatives. A letter dated Alpine, August 2, 1863, from "Nannie," briefly discusses elections of the Confederate government, news of friends or family in the army, and the fall of Vicksburg.
 
  Identifier:   ms2084  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Herschel Vespasian Johnson letter to Jefferson Davis  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Johnson, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880  
  Dates:   1863 December 11  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated C.S. Senate, December 11, 1863, to "Mr. President," (Jefferson Davis), regarding the importance of Richmond, Virginia and Northwest Georgia to the Confederacy and the need to defend these areas at all costs.
 
  Identifier:   ms1569  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Robert Toombs letter to General Gustavus W. Smith  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1865 March 25  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Washington, Georgia, March 25, 1865, "Dear General," signed "R. Toombs," regarding a militia bill, Union operations and strategies, a march to capture Savannah while Sherman is operating outside the state, and the ousting of President Jefferson Davis to save the Confederacy.
 
  Identifier:   ms1163  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Herschel Vespasian Johnson family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Johnson, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880  
  Dates:   1832-1976  
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The collection consists of papers of Herschel Vespasian Johnson and his family from 1832-1976. Papers include a copy of Johnson's autobiography, an album containing poetry, writings, and drawings, a few newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The autobiography, a copy of the original manuscript written by Johnson in 1867, covers Johnson's entire political career. Correspondence is mainly from Johnson to his daughter Tallulah Horne and her husband Pearce, with several to his daughter Gertrude discussing primarily family matters.
 
  Identifier:   ms1658  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Gustavus Woodson Smith papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Smith, Gustavus Woodson, 1822-1896  
  Dates:   1858-1863  
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The papers of Gustavus Woodson Smith, 1858-1863, include correspondence with CSA President Jefferson Davis, often quarreling about army administration and strategy, appointment of staff, and his subsequent resignation as Major General. There is one letter to his wife Lucretia from New Kent County, Virginia, three reports with revisions on engagements at Eltham Landing and the Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia, and operations of the Georgia Militia near Atlanta during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Also included is an original battlefield map showing Smith's route through Virginia in the vicinity of Fairfax Court House (1861).
 
  Identifier:   ms848  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   Keith M. Read collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Read, Keith M., 1880-1940  
  Dates:   1732-1905  
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The collection consists of materials collected by Keith M. Read documenting the history of Georgia from 1732-1905. The materials include account books, correspondence, deeds, diaries, indentures, land grants, letter books, and minute books. Topics covered include the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slavery, the Salzburgers, and Indian tribes in Georgia. The collection contains papers of John M. Berrien; William H. Crawford; John Forsyth; Williams Gibbons; Charles Harris; Herschel V. Johnson; James Wright; the Bosomworth, Habersham, and Houstoun families; as well as numerous other Georgians. Of particular interest are records (1861-1863) of the Consulate of Great Britain in Georgia during the Civil War; an account book (1818) of Dr. Lewis H. Feurth containing the date, name of patient, treatment, and payment; a diary (1733) of Peter Gordon describing life in Georgia and relations with the Indians; a diary (ca. 1714-1763) of Caleb Davis pertaining to his trading activities in Georgia with the English and Spanish; and a letter book (1804-1806) of William Woodbridge documenting his import/export business and the difficulties of trading with Europe and England during the Napoleonic Wars.
 
  Identifier:   ms921  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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