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John A. Stevenson letter

John A. Stevenson letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: John A. Stevenson letter
Creator: Stevenson, John A.
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1890
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: ms3810
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John A. Stevenson was a private in the 1st Georgia Militia during the Civil War. Prior to this, Stevenson was a profitable slave trader.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter, dated March 17, 1875, written by John A. Stevenson in Savannah, Georgia to a relative in Pennsylvania. He recounts the events of his life since leaving Philadelphia in 1840, including his move to Charleston, South Carolina, where he married, to Savannah, where he became a slave trader. Accompanying the letter is a note from H. H. DeLeon from Charleston, SC, June 10, 1890, concerning property he purchased at auction.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A. Stevenson letter, ms 3810, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Savannah (Ga.)
Slave traders -- Georgia.
Stevenson, John A.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, H. H. DeLeon note, scan of letter, and transcription