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Linton Stephens letter to Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Linton Stephens letter to Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Descriptive Summary

Title: Linton Stephens letter to Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Creator: Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872
Inclusive Dates: 1832, 1839 August 4
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3161
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Linton Hodges Stephens (1823-1872), legislator and lawyer, was born in Wilkes County, Georgia. He later dropped the use of his middle name. His half-brother was Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), a lawyer and politician.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter dated August 4, 1839, to Alexander H. Stephens in Crawfordville, Georgia. In the letter, Linton relates the details of his travels by stage to Athens to attend the University of Georgia. Once in Athens he discusses meeting Dr. Alonzo Church and Joseph and Lewis LeConte, taking his college entrance examination, joining Phi Kappa Literary Society, and finding living accommodations and a roommate. The collection also includes one undated photograph of Alexander H. Stephens as a young man.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Linton Stephens letter to Alexander Hamilton Stephens, ms3161, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Church, Alonzo, 1793-1862
LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901
LeConte, Louis
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872 -- Correspondence
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter and photograph, circa 1832, 1839 August 4