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John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife Mary

John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife Mary

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife Mary
Creator: Goldsborough, J. R. (John Rodgers), 1808-1877
Inclusive Dates: 1862 April 21
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3430
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Rodgers Goldsborough (1808-1877) was a Union Naval Commodore who commanded the U.S. Steamer, Florida off Saint Simons Island, Georgia during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter regarding a Rebel fort on Jekyll Island, plans to make Saint Simons Island a self-supporting colony, slaves, the Pierce Butler estate, the abandoned estate of James Hamilton Couper, a visit to Frederica, and orders regarding Commander Sylvanus Godon.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife Mary, ms3430, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Correspondence
Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Florida (Battleship)
Goldsborough, Mary Pennington -- Correspondence
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Letter, 1862 April 21 Access Online
 
Transcript, 1862 April 21 Access Online