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Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark

Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark
Creator: Smith, Robert Blair
Inclusive Dates: 1859-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3833
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Captain Robert Blair Smith commanded Company K of the 7th Florida Infantry. During the course of the war, he corresponded with Miss Anna Jane Clark of Social Circle, Georgia, whom he later married.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of twenty-five letters, written by Robert Blair Smith to Anna Jane Smith of Social Circle, Georgia during the Civil War. The earliest letter was actually written in 1859, but others date from wartime and were written from various infantry camps throughout the Southeast. His letters report on combat and the daily operations of the infantry, including camp life. The collection also features a table of contents for the letters, listed chronologically and annotated with historical notes in bold and italics.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark, ms 3833, 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

Clark, Anna Jane
Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 7th. Company K
Smith, Robert Blair
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters and transcriptions