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1 Title:   Henry A. Snider letter to Albert  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Snider, Henry A., active 1864  
  Dates:   1864 May 2  
The collection consists of one letter: dated Battery Marion, Sullivan Island, May 2, 1864, "Dear Albert," signed "Henry A. Snider," regarding the bombing of Fort Sumter.
  Identifier:   ms3636  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Charles B. La Hatt family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   La Hatt, Charles Burdge, 1839-1908  
  Dates:   1861-1907  
The collection consists of correspondence, writings and printed material. The majority of the letters are between Charles La Hatt and his fiancée Annie 1861-1865. By February 20, 1865 they were married. Charles gives detailed descriptions of the camps around Savannah (Ga.) – Camp Ashby, Camp Boyle, Camp Jackson, and Camp Ogeechee. Although he was not involved in any battles, he describes some that occurred nearby: Fort McAllister (1863 January 26 and 1863 February 14), Fort Sumter (1863 April 14), and "Nashville" explosion (1863 March 1). Letters after the war are from parents and siblings and mention a desire to move from Georgia in hopes of improving their life. Writings include commencement sermons given by Charles at Methodist College of Georgia and later at other schools and churches between 1881 and 1893. Two oaths of amnesty are included with printed material.
  Identifier:   ms3778  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Peninah W. Thomas family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Clinch, Batavia Thomas  
  Dates:   1821-1959  
The collection consists of papers of Peninah W. Thomas and the Thomas family of Athens (Ga.) from 1821-1959. The papers include correspondence, bills and receipts, account books, legal documents, and sermons (1890s) written by Robert Toombs DuBose. The bills and receipts (1821-1910) contain several receipts for wages paid by Peninah W. Thomas to freedmen. The account books (1834-1845) contain bank accounts of Stevens Thomas and lists of accounts and purchases. The correspondence includes letters (1838-1870) between Peninah W. Thomas and her daughters Ella (Hull), Batavia (Clinch), and Mary (Saffold). The letters mainly contain news of family or friends and social events, but of particular interest are letters from Batavia living in Connecticut during the Civil War. The letters discuss the fall of Ft. Sumter and northerners' inability to understand southern attitudes. Also included are letters from Thomas Reynolds and John Shannon discussing plantation management, the cotton market, and other details of Thomas' business interests. From 1870-1941 letters are between Jennie Stovall (DuBose) and Robert Toombs DuBose, mostly personal but also containing some information on Georgia land sales, his ministry, and service in the Georgia House of Representatives.
  Identifier:   ms1738  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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