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Edwin R. Alberti papers

Edwin R. Alberti papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin R. Alberti papers
Creator: Alberti, Edwin R., -1862?
Inclusive Dates: 1819-1863
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3218
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edwin R. Alberti was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Light Artillery. He married Mary Sadler, daughter of Henry Sadler of Camden County, Georgia. Alberti had power of attorney to handle the estate of Henry R. Sadler, and was administrator of the estate of Joseph D. Lauck.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of military papers, legal documents, and letters, pertaining to several aspects of the life and work of Edwin R. Alberti, from 1819 to 1863. Military papers include a special order for a furlough, orders to appear for a Court of Inquiry, an order signed by President John Quincy Adams' restoring Alberti to active duty after an inquiry into alleged misconduct, and acceptance of Alberti's resignation from the 4th Artillery. There are numerous Chattel mortgages, bills of sale, and deeds of gift for named enslaved women, men, and children, and legal papers regarding the distribution of people enslaved to heirs of Henry R. Sadler. The collection also consists of papers relating to the sloop B.S. Newcomb.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edwin R. Alberti paperes, ms3218, 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

Bills of sale.
Legal documents.
Orders (military records)
Slave bills of sale.
United States. Army

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers Edwin R. Alberti, 1820-1863
12Edwin Alberti military papers , 1822-1827
13B.S. Newcomb papers, 1851-1853
14Chattel mortgages and bills of sale for named enslaved people, 1844-1862
15Henry R. Sadler family and estate papers, including deeds of gift for enslaved people, 1830-1860
16Henry R. Sadler estate papers, 1854-1860
17Joseph D. Lauck estate papers, 1819-1820