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21 Title:   Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney family letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bradley family  
  Dates:   1853-1881  
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The collection consists of correspondence, mainly addressed to Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney, from 1853-1881. Correspondents include John Robertson, Rusk County, Texas; Susan Bradley, Walton County, Georgia; James Bradley, Richmond, Virginia and Camp Cooper, Macon, Georgia; F.M. Bradley, Yorktown, Virginia; W.J. Hale, Camp Lamar, Yorktown; E.F. Kenney, Rusk County, Texas; Mary J. Phillips, Milton County, Georgia; Mary Jamerson, Milton County, Georgia; R.A. Bell, Forsyth County, Georgia; William Bell, Forsyth County, Georgia; and Mollie Bradley. Correspondence concerns health of family members, marriages, deaths, the war (fear of the ongoing fighting, firing in Atlanta, the Roswell Factory, hearing cannons in Ringgold and Tunnel Hill, prisoners), illnesses (including smallpox and measles), and crops (including cotton, wheat, and corn). The collection also includes a handwritten will and testament of John J.N. Kenney, an envelope postmarked 1881, family tree of Eliza Frances Bradley Kenney, and a page from the Kenney family bible.
 
  Identifier:   ms3343  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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22 Title:   William Herrick letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Herrick, William  
  Dates:   1864 September 18  
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The collection consists of a letter from William Herrick to his wife, "Dot". The letter is dated Camp Prospect, Carrolton, September 18, 1864. In the letter, he tells his wife that he misses her - to put it mildly.
 
  Identifier:   ms873  
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23 Title:   Wright family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Richardson, Gilbert M.  
  Dates:   1861-1865  
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The collection consists of a diary and correspondence of the Wright family of Georgia for 1861 and 1865. Included is a diary of Gilbert M. Richardson, a farmer near Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia from March to the following February. The entries discuss work on the farm - planting, plowing and picking cotton, wheat, corn, and vegetables; hauling and splitting logs; and building outbuildings. Also mentions visits to friends and relatives, trips to town to buy supplies (lists what was purchased and price), and attending church meetings. The correspondence consists of a letter from George W. Wright dated Manassas Junction, August 18, 1861 to his brother William D. Wright. The letter discusses camp life, weather, health, rumors of battles and peace, hopes for a furlough, complaints of the post office, and lists clothes he needs. The second letter is from James W. Wright, dated near Augusta, Georgia, March 11, 1865, to his brother William W. Wright and mentions troop movements and rumors of a battle victory.
 
  Identifier:   ms592  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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24 Title:   Rhind / Stokes family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Rhind family  
  Dates:   1788-1919  
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The collection consists of papers of the Rhind / Stokes from 1788-1919. The papers include personal and business correspondence and financial records of James Rhind (1848-1854), Colden Rhind (1884-1911), James Rhind Stokes and Sarah Gardner Stokes (1884-1949), and J.R. Stokes (1906-1917). Bound volumes contain business accounts (1788-1811) from several merchants in Augusta (Ga.); a cotton invoice book (1843-1848) and letter books (1843-1852) for James Rhind ? and several ledgers relating to Colden Rhind's brokerage businesses (ca. 1886-1909). Of particular interest are records of H.T. Massingale, a Quartermaster for the Confederate Army from 1861-1864. These records include requisitions and pay vouchers from Tennessee (1861-1862) and Atlanta (1862-1864) and Augusta (1864) Georgia. Also includes burial lists of Confederate soldiers and Federal prisoners from various hospitals mainly in the Atlanta area dated December 31, 1863.
 
  Identifier:   ms1305  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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25 Title:   Francis Marion Coker papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Coker, Francis Marion, 1827-1905  
  Dates:   1861-1866  
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The collection consists mainly of detailed correspondence from Francis Marion Coker to his wife, Sarah Alice Reid Coker (Sallie Coker), during his service as a Confederate soldier from 1861-1865. Includes descriptions of camp life, prices, food, clothing, marches, sickness, and foreign intervention. Describes the Seven Days Battle before Richmond and discusses camp politics, conduct of officers and doctors. Comments on fighting around Fredericksburg and the battlefield, Petersburg, Sherman and the march through Georgia. Also contains some correspondence from Sallie Coker to Francis Coker and a few business letters.
 
  Identifier:   ms15  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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26 Title:   Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1850-1867  
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The collection consists of correspondence from Robert Toombs to his wife, Julia Ann DuBois Toombs in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia from 1850-1867. During 1850-1859 his letters come from Washington, D.C. while he served in the U.S. Senate. During the Civil War, he wrote from Virginia (1862) and Atlanta, Georgia (1864). Following the war, letters are written from Paris (1866-67) while he was in exile. The correspondence generally discusses current events; his land holdings in South Georgia, Alabama, and Texas; people; other soldiers; and his wish to be with his wife and family.
 
  Identifier:   ms1785  
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27 Title:   John Brown Gordon family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Haralson, Hugh Anderson, 1805-1854  
  Dates:   circa 1841-1979  
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The collection consists of papers of John Brown Gordon and the Gordon family from ca. 1841-1979. Papers relating to John Brown Gordon include correspondence, writings, photographs, and scrapbooks. The correspondence (1861-1930) consists of letters written to his wife, Fanny Haralson Gordon, mainly while Gordon was serving in the Confederate Army in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland; letters (1864-1870) from Robert E. Lee; and correspondence to and from his family while he was serving as a United States Senator in Washington. Other Gordon family members represented in the papers include Hugh Haralson Gordon, Caroline Lewis Gordon, and Lewis Gordon. The collection contains an interesting set of letters (1941-1948) to and from Rev. John Dawson Gordon, whose parents were enslaved by, and later, servants of the Gordon family from 1854 until they moved to California in the 1890s. The collection also contains papers relating to the Haralson family, consisting mainly of correspondence (1841-1851) between Hugh A. Haralson, while serving in the U.S. Congress, and his wife, Caroline Lewis Haralson, and their daughters Elizabeth, Fanny, and Caroline. Mrs. Haralson's letters to her husband provide an indepth look at her management of their plantation in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, while her husband was away from home. The collection also contains genealogical materials relating to the Gordon, Haralson, Hodgson, Howard, and Lewis families.
 
  Identifier:   ms1637  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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28 Title:   Baber-Blackshear family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Baber-Blackshear family  
  Dates:   1796-1939  
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The collection consists of the papers of the Baber, Blackshear, and Baber-Blackshear families from 1796-1939 and includes correspondence, journals, ledgers, news clippings, invitations, programs, speeches, and newspapers. The early part of the collection relates to Dr. Ambrose Baber and contains information on the 1802 William Hunter-David Mitchell duel (Savannah, Ga.); Baber's term as Charge'd Affaires to Sardinia, including correspondence from John MacPherson Berrien (1842-1844); and the establishment of the Montpelier Institute in Monroe County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection falls after 1846. It contains correspondence and journals of George Francis Burleigh Baber during his naval service on the John Adams, Germantown, Dale, and Porpoise. Also included is Civil War correspondence consisting of letters from Joseph William Blackshear of Jackson's Artillery from Camp Brown, St. Simons Island, Georgia, as well as George Dunbar Sweet Smith, who served in South Carolina and Virginia. The remainder of the collection consists of personal correspondence between Marion and William Blackshear; their children Ella, Paul, Birdie, and Minnie Baber-Blackshear; relatives; and friends.
 
  Identifier:   ms11  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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