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Ira R. Foster papers

Ira R. Foster papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ira R. Foster papers
Creator: Foster, Ira R. (Ira Roe), 1811-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1844-1873
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1644
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ira R. Foster (1811-1885) was a Civil War Quartermaster General of Georgia, lawyer, and saw mill owner, born in Spartanburg District, South Carolina.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence of Ira R. Foster from 1844-1873. Correspondence deals with his duties as Quartermaster-General of Georgia during the Civil War, the Georgia lumber industry (Terrell County, Ga.) and personal and family matters. Correspondents include C.R. Armstrong, Joseph E. Bram, Howell Cobb, D.H. Mason, William H. Stiles, and The Southerner and Commercial Advertisers.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ira R. Foster papers, ms 1644. 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

Confederate States of America. Army -- Supplies and stores
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. Quartermaster-General's Office
Lumber trade -- Georgia.

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