Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers

Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers
Creator: Corker, Stephen Alfestus, 1830-1879
Inclusive Dates: 1859-1916
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3099
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Stephen Alfestus Corker was a Representative from Georgia.

For further information, see his Congressional Record.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence of Stephen Corker and Margaret Mytris Palmer Corker, from 1859-1916. Correspondence is mainly from Stephen Corker to his wife, from camps near Georgia Roanoke Island, Fredericksburg, and Winchester; and U.S. Military Prison, Johnson's Island, Ohio. Corker writes about his health, deaths and health of members in his regiment, 400 prisoners sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, rumors of a prisoner exchange, and family concerns. Other correspondence are from Corker while in Washington, DC; and from Margaret to Frank Corker, and other friends and family members. Included is a letter dated Headquarters, August 18, 1863, to Mrs. M. M. Corker, signed "Robert E. Lee," regarding the fate of her husband. The collection also consists of genealogy of Stephen Corker dating back to 1775.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stephen Alfestus and Margaret Palmer Corker family papers, ms 3099, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy, undated
12Correspondence, 1859-1863
13Correspondence, 1863
14Correspondence, 1863-1864
15Correspondence, 1865-1898
16Correspondence, 1902-1916
17Empty envelopes, 1862-1863
18Photocopies of letters

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