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Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs

Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1867
Language: English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms1785
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Toombs (1810-1885) lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia.

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 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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs, ms 1785, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Collection digitized and available through the Digital Library of Georgia:

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Confederate States of America. Army
Generals -- Confederate States of America.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Legislators -- United States.
Toombs, Julia Ann, 1830-1883
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Washington (Ga.)
Wilkes County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111850 August 29 Access Online
1851 January 3 Access Online
121851 December 2 Access Online
131853 May 9 Access Online
141853 December 28 Access Online Access Online
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171856 March 14 Access Online
181856 July 4 Access Online
191857 May 14 Access Online
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1191867 January 15 Access Online