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1 Title:   Alexander H. Stephens letters to J. Glancy Jones  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883  
  Dates:   1868, 1871-1872  
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The collection consists of five letters from Alexander H. Stephens to J. Glancy Jones of Reading, Pennsylvania that discusses national politics, including Chief Justice Salmon Chase's political views, a resolution passed by Pennsylvania Democrats endorsing the Reconstruction amendments, and the 1872 presidential election.
 
  Identifier:   ms2501  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   John MacPherson Berrien letters to Littleton W. Tazewell  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856  
  Dates:   1825-1849  
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The collection consists of five letters from John MacPherson Berrien to Littleton W. Tazewell from 1825-1849. Correspondence regards U.S. politics, congressional matters, and George Healy. Also included are two summonses signed by Berrien as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate of the United States. The summonses, dated January 16, 1845, are addressed to the Marshall of the United States for the Southern District of New York; and Abraham Asten, Jesse Oakley, Andrew Warner, and James W. Metcalf.
 
  Identifier:   ms784a  
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3 Title:   Horace Greeley letter to James Dunn  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  
  Dates:   1872 May 22  
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The collection consists of a letter from Horace Greeley to James Dunn dated May 22, 1872 in which Greeley discusses the flaws of Andrew Johnson's reconstruction policy and the dangers of the Ulysses S. Grant administration.
 
  Identifier:   ms1007  
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4 Title:   Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1867 April 30  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Washington, Georgia, April 30, 1867, "Dear Breckinridge," signed "R. Toombs," regarding passage of the Reconstruction Act (1867) in Congress and its effect upon the attitudes of Southerners, the administration of Governor Joseph E. Brown, the Republican Radicals in Congress, the state of crops and agriculture in Georgia, and the possible emigration of former Confederates to Brazil. The collection also includes a transcript of the letter.
 
  Identifier:   ms1603  
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5 Title:   Habersham family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Habersham family  
  Dates:   1812-1862  
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The collection consists of correspondence between members of the Richard Wylly Habersham family of Savannah and Clarkesville, Georgia, from 1812-1862. Correspondents include Barnard Elliott Habersham, Sarah Habersham, Catherine Habersham, Harriet E. Mathewes, Alexander Wylly Habersham, Francis Barnard Habersham, and C. Elliot. Of particular interest are letters written to Barnard Habersham from Richard Wylly Habersham regarding national affairs from 1840-1842. Correspondence also concerns family affairs, epidemics of cholera and yellow fever in Savannah, Georgia, and travels to Barbados and South America.
 
  Identifier:   ms36  
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6 Title:   Joshua Hill letter  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hill, Joshua, 1812-1891  
  Dates:   1860 February 5  
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This collection contains a letter from Congressman Joshua Hill to an unknown judge in Georgia laying out the ideology of the short-lived conservative Constitutional Union Party. The letter criticises Republican and Democratic views, and refernces the John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.
 
  Identifier:   ms4229  
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7 Title:   John Forsyth letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Forsyth, John, 1780-1841  
  Dates:   1824-1838  
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The collection consists of five letters signed "John Forsyth": dated Washington, February 23, 1824, to John O'Connor, regarding the presidential election in New York; dated Georgetown, February 25, 1825, to John Michael O'Connor, regarding the presidential election and ramifications of political activity; dated Washington, May 29, 1826, "Mr. James Barbour," regarding expenses paid by the Department of War to the Creek Nation; dated New York, [October 10, 1835], "My dear sir" [S. Dirkins?]; dated Washington, April 14, 1838, to "Robert Gilmer," regarding Gilmer's letter concerning the discharge of Joseph Cullen, U. S. Consulate at Tenerife.
 
  Identifier:   ms477  
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8 Title:   Eugenius Aristides Nisbet papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides, 1803-1871  
  Dates:   1822-1967  
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The collection consists of correspondence from Eugenius Aristides Nisbet to his wife, Amanda Battle Nisbet, from 1822-1848. Correspondence mainly concerns family matters, and a few concern state and national political matters. The collection also contains a brief note from Judge Hiram Warner, and newspaper clippings regarding Nisbet's death and other matters.
 
  Identifier:   ms987  
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9 Title:   A. A. Echols letter to Governor Emory Washburn  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Echols, A. A.  
  Dates:   1860 November 12  
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The collection consists of a letter from A. A. Echols, dated November 12, 1860 from Savannah, Georgia, to Emory Washburn, former governor of Massachusetts. This lengthy letter, prompted by Lincoln's election six days earlier, expresses early Southern reaction to that election, Civil War causes, and the Southern course of action. Echols, apparently a long-time friend of Washburn, mildly criticizes him for joining the Republican Party, predicts that the effect of Lincoln's election will be peaceful secession, and proposes some commercial realignments between the North and South.
 
  Identifier:   ms1151  
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10 Title:   Miscellaneous lapel buttons, pins and badges  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hargrett Library  
  Dates:   1800-1999  
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The collection consists of various lapel buttons, pins and badges from the 19th and 20th centuries, most are related to major American political issues, with some pop culture items as well. Included are items related to the Confederacy, John F. Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln, among others.
 
  Identifier:   ms2818  
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11 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  
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12 Title:   Carlton Hillyer diaries  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hillyer, Carlton  
  Dates:   1859-1895  
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The collection consists of diaries of Carlton Hillyer for 1859, 1861-1865, 1892-1895. The 1859 diary was kept by Hillyer while a student at the Union Academy (Washington, D.C.) and while the entries mainly document Hillyer's activities and lessons at school, he also discusses current events including the war in Europe, tensions in Mexico, local news of politics and court trials, and agriculture. The 1861-1865 diary contains writings of Hillyer including essays, poems, and translations of other's works. The 1892-1895 journal contains notes, probably used for newspapers columns, and clippings from the Augusta Chronicle of columns written by Issacher Marx.
 
  Identifier:   ms266  
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13 Title:   Eugenius Aristides Nisbet papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides, 1803-1871  
  Dates:   1819-1849  
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The collection consists of approximately 250 letters from E.A. Nisbet to Amanda Battle before and after their 1825 marriage. There are a few letters from their children and their friends. Although Nisbet's letters deal mainly with family matters, he also discusses politics and fellow politicians, especially while in Washington, D.C. The collection also includes two framed oil portraits and a pecan desk chair. One of the paintings is of Amanda Battle, dated 1841, and with the frame is 36 1/2" x 32," the other is of E.A. Nisbet and is 20 1/4" x 17". The chair, which has a carved back with four spindles and an upholstered seat, belonged to Amanda Nisbet.
 
  Identifier:   ms3261  
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14 Title:   Wilson Lumpkin papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870  
  Dates:   1828-1869, 1908-1969  
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The collection consists of papers of Wilson Lumpkin from 1828-1869. The papers consist mainly of personal correspondence (1828-1859) from Lumpkin to his wife, Annis Hopkins Lumpkin, and children written from Washington, D.C. while he was serving as a U.S. Representative and Senator and during his involvement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The collection also includes a "memorandum" notebook (1838-1869) in which Lumpkin recorded a few diary entries, genealogical notes, recollections of his childhood and political career, and lists of slave births. The collection included a broadside, Letter from Ex-Governor Lumpkin (BRO 1860 L4), which has been added to the broadside collection.
 
  Identifier:   ms659  
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15 Title:   Benjamin Conley papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Conley, Benjamin, 1815-1886  
  Dates:   1842-1884  
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The collection consists of papers of Benjamin Conley from 1842-1884. The collection consists mainly of correspondence to Conley relating to his business practice, his presidency of the Macon and Augusta Railroad, his participation in the 1867 Constitutional Convention, as Georgia Governor, and as Postmaster of Atlanta. Many letters deal with Georgia reconstruction and politics, Conley's involvement in the Republican Party, and political matters relating to Augusta (Ga.). Correspondents include Foster Blodgett, John S. Bigby, Thomas J. Spear, and business partner B.W. Force.
 
  Identifier:   ms1544  
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16 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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17 Title:   Thomas family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Thomas family  
  Dates:   1849-1942  
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The collection consists of correspondence, receipts, photographs, printed material, and legal documents. Most of the letters discuss social events and news of family or friends but a few mention U.S. politics, particularly the 1876 Presidential election; George Dudley Thomas' law practice; plantation management; and the cotton market.
 
  Identifier:   ms2388  
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18 Title:   John Howard Payne letter books  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852  
  Dates:   1842-1850  
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The collection consists of letter books of John Howard Payne documenting Payne's writing career; his interest in American and English literature; his ambassadorship to Tunisia; the U.S. political patronage system; the Cherokee Indian Nation; and U.S. politics.
 
  Identifier:   ms2654  
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19 Title:   John Macpherson Berrien letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856  
  Dates:   1821-1852  
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Consists of 14 letters written by Georgia Senator John Macpherson Berrien during his political career. The letters pertain to matters such as politics, lawsuits, and personal matters. The "Mr. Penrose" he writes to is likely Philadelphia politician Charles Bingham Penrose.
 
  Identifier:   ms4106  
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20 Title:   Robert Toombs papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1850-1883, 1939  
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The collection consists of correspondence of Robert Toombs from 1850-1883. Toombs writes to Julia Ann Toombs while serving in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., and while serving in the Civil War. Correspondence concerns family matters with some political matters mentioned. Of particular interest are several letters from Alexander Stephens to Mrs. Toombs discussing political and family matters. The collection also includes letters to George Walker Crawford, and his son-in-law, Samuel W. Mays, regarding lands owned by Toombs in Tarrant County, Texas.
 
  Identifier:   ms618  
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