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1 Title:   Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Corker, Stephen Alfestus, 1830-1879  
  Dates:   1859-1916  
The collection consists of correspondence of Stephen Corker and Margaret Mytris Palmer Corker, from 1859-1916. Correspondence is mainly from Stephen Corker to his wife, from camps near Georgia Roanoke Island, Fredericksburg, and Winchester; and U.S. Military Prison, Johnson's Island, Ohio. Corker writes about his health, deaths and health of members in his regiment, 400 prisoners sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, rumors of a prisoner exchange, and family concerns. Other correspondence are from Corker while in Washington, DC; and from Margaret to Frank Corker, and other friends and family members. Included is a letter dated Headquarters, August 18, 1863, to Mrs. M. M. Corker, signed "Robert E. Lee," regarding the fate of her husband. The collection also consists of genealogy of Stephen Corker dating back to 1775.
  Identifier:   ms3099  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Geiger, Spearman, Gresham families papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Gresham, Emma Mary Spearman, 1868-1952  
  Dates:   1844-1996  
The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, financial papers, genealogy, writings, printed material, photographs, and artifacts. The major portion of the collection is genealogy research done by the Gresham sisters Pauline, Mary, and Frances. Most of the correspondence is between family members and includes the following sections - 1844-1849 letters between Gabriel Toombs Spearman and his brother-in-law Matthew Whitfield; 1864-1865 letters to Annie Geiger from her friend Salina Perry describing effects of the war on her home; 1867-1903 letters between Annie Geiger and her sisters Esther and Mary which cover such subjects as fashion and dressmaking, babies, health, and gossip; 1866-1867 letters between Toombs Spearman and Annie Geiger in Micanopy, Florida before their marriage; 1888-1889 letters between Jeptha Gresham and Emma Spearman before their marriage; and 1860-1861 letters to Toombs Spearman at the University of Georgia from his father containing much about politics, Abraham Lincoln and the war. There are writings by James Monroe Gresham about his Civil War experiences in the 42nd Regiment, Company H, including being a prisoner at Johnson Island (OH).
  Identifier:   ms3940  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   William Starr Basinger collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Basinger, William Starr, 1827-1910  
  Dates:   1889-1932  
The collection consists of four manuscript volumes titled Personal reminiscences, created by William Starr Basinger, dated 1889-1896. The four volumes of handwritten reminiscences include histories of the Basinger and Starr families; involvement of William Elon Basinger in Dade's Battle of the 2nd Seminole War in Florida; going to college at the University of Georgia; and the law profession. Volumes also contain details of Basinger's involvement in the Savannah Volunteer Guards (later the 8th Georgia Battalion) during the American Civil War. Basinger was stationed in Ft. Screven, Savannah, Ft. Boggs and Ft. Wagoner in Charleston, and near Richmond, VA, where he was captured and sent to prison on Johnson's Island, OH. Basinger also discusses his activities after the war including his move to Dahlonega, Georgia and his presidency at the North Georgia Agricultural College. The fifth volume in the collections, Savannah Volunteer Guards, is a composite typescript, taken in part from Basinger's Personal reminiscences.
  Identifier:   ms138  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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