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Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge

Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1867 April 30
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1603
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), U.S. Senator and Congressman, Confederate Secretary of State, and Confederate General.

For more information, see the article Robert Toombs (1810-1885) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge, ms 1603. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Georgia
American Confederate voluntary exiles -- Georgia
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875 -- Correspondence
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Georgia.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1867 April 30