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Stephens-Reid correspondence

Stephens-Reid correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephens-Reid correspondence
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1842-1866
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2973
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Mary Matilda (Mollie) Stephens married Dr. William T. (Bob) Reid in 1858. They had two children, Leidy and W.T., both of whom died in childhood. Dr. Reid himself died in December, 1861, quite unexpectedly, not long before W.T. was born. Mary remarried in December, 1866 to Judge William A. Corry. Mary Matilda (Mollie) Stephens was the neice of Alexander H. Stephens.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence relating to the Stephens-Reid families, who were located in Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Georgia. Included are letters to Mollie Reid with a concentration in early 1962 concerning the death of her husband. Some of her correspondents include Rebecca Burch, a niece by marriage in Thomasville, Georgia, her mother, Mary Elizabeth Booker Stephens, sister Anna Stephens Alexander, and her brothers, John Alexander Stephens, Linton A. Stephens, and William G. (Billy) Stephens. There was also another brother, James Clarence, who is mentioned in some of the letters. Mary's son Leidy is mentioned in nearly every letter.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stephens-Reid correspondence, ms2973, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Alexander, Anna Stephens -- Correspondence
Correspondence.
Crawfordville (Ga.) -- History.
Reid, James W., of Thomasville, Georgia -- Correspondence
Reid, Mary Matilda Stephens -- Correspondence
Reid, William T., M.D. -- Correspondence
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
Stephens, John Alexander -- Correspondence
Stephens, John Lindsay, 1815-1856 -- Correspondence
Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872 -- Correspondence
Stephens, Mary Elizabeth Booker -- Correspondence
Stephens, William G. -- Correspondence
Taliaferro County (Ga.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States. Army -- Military life

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Alexander H. Stephens letters, ms3200; Alexander H. Stephens family papers, ms3823, ms3828; Alexander Stephens photograph, ms2315; Alexander H. Stephens letter to R.H. Norris, ms2465; Alexander H. Stephens letters to J. Glancy Jones, ms2501; Alexander H. Stephens carte de visite, ms3230.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Stephens-Reid Correspondence transcriptions
 
12Mercer University Grade Report , 1842 July 27
 
13T.C. Martin , 1843 May 13
 
14John L. Stephens , 1849 July 4
 
15Alexander Stephens, 1858 April 4
 
16Jo Richards, 1858 October 2
 
17J.J. Robertson (with envelope), 1858 December 3
 
18Sallie Jane , 1858 December 12
 
19Drug Invoice, 1859 March 11
 
110Anna, 1859 October 2
 
111W.H.H. Stewart, 1861 April 14
 
112Rebecca Burch , 1861 August 3
 
113W.H. Hammack, 1861 August 17
 
114James R.W. Reid (with envelope), 1861 August 27
 
115Alex, 1861 September 8
 
116Alex, 1861 October 26
 
117James R.W. Reid, 1861 November 12
 
118J.A. Stephens , 1861 November 19
 
119James R. Reid, 1861 December 6
 
120Alexander Stephens , 1861 December 26
 
121Rebecca Burch , 1862 January 6
 
122S.O.W. Reid, 1862 January 6
 
123James Reid, 1862 January 10
 
124Alex (with envelope), 1862 January 10
 
125A.E. Beall , 1862 January 29
 
126S.J.H. , 1862 February 2
 
127W.S. Robertson, 1862 February 7
 
128George F. Bristow, 1862 February 17
 
129John A. Stephens, 1862 March 1
 
130M.F. Durand, 1862 March 8
 
130Benji L.H. Lindsey, 1862 March 10
 
132Rebecca Burch (with envelope), 1862 March 18
 
133Sallie Baker, 1862 March 22
 
134Mrs. S.J. Herring, 1862 October 16
 
135M.E. Robertson, 1863 December 30
 
136J.A. Stephens , 1864 January 30
 
137M.C. Leydance , 1864 February 4
 
138M.E. Stephens, 1864 February 14
 
139W.G. Stephens , 1864-1869 February 20,
 
140S.J. [ ? ], 1864 February 21
 
141G.J. Anderson (with envelope), 1864 February 23
 
142Anna , 1864 March 6
 
143M.E. Stephens, 1864 March 20
 
144M.E. Stephens, 1864 April 20
 
145Rebecca Branch , 1864 June 30
 
146C.A. Sadler, 1864 September 16
 
147Rebecca (?) , 1865 March 15
 
148[?] Burch , 1865 March 22
 
149W.E. Stephens , 1865 April 2
 
150Alexander Stephens , 1865 August 17
 
151E. Stephens , 1866
 
152G.A. Lindsey , 1866 February 19
 
153[M.C. Leydance] (?) (with envelope), 1866 April 12
 
154M.C. Leydance (no envelope), 1866 May 7
 
155Sallie Barker, 1866 June 17
 
156Cousin Sweetie, 1866 August 11
 
157Williams S. Stephens, 1866 August 25
 
158Leidy S. Reid, 1866 November 3
 
159W.S. Stephens (no envelope), 1868 January 2
 
160Rebecca, 1868 December 18
 
1611 Blank Check with note from Alexander Stephens, 1874 August 28
 
162E. Stephens
 
163Miss M.R.C. Ballie, 1888 December 24
 
164Love letter to A.H. Stephens
 
165Hemlock love letter to A.H. Stephens
 
166Correspondence
 
167Genealogical materials
 
168Holden
 
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1Stephens family tree by Mrs. Horace Moore Holden