Sidney Root letter to Rev. J. H. DeVotie

Sidney Root letter to Rev. J. H. DeVotie

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sidney Root letter to Rev. J. H. DeVotie
Creator: Root, Sidney, 1824-1897
Inclusive Dates: 1856 October 29
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1417
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sidney Root (1824-1897) played several high-stakes roles in service of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Aside from these capitalistic and political ventures, his public life included developing green space in Atlanta, and pioneering forest conservation in Georgia, higher education for African Americans and religious training for both blacks and whites. For more information, see

Scope and Content

One letter: dated Lumpkin (Georgia), October 29, 1856, to "Rev. J. H. DeVotie," signed "S. Root," in which Root asks for Devotie's assistance in counseling Judge M. J. Wellborn of Columbus, and assisting Wellborn in his search for religion.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sidney Root letter to Rev. J. H. DeVotie, ms 1417. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: J. J. Toon letter to Rev. J. H. DeVotie, ms 1419.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1856 October 29

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