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Jewel family letters

Jewel family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jewel family letters
Creator: Jewell family
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4508
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Jewel Jr. (1834-1865) married Elizabeth "Eliza" Colclough in 1859. He served in the Echols Light Artillery in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and was killed in Averasborough, North Carolina.

James' brother William Jewel (1830-1910) married Martha Taylor in 1859, and served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

James' sister Sarah "Sallie" Jewel married Edwin Campbell in 1871.

The Jewel family were farmers during this period from Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains Civil War era correspondence between siblings James, William and Sallie and their spouses, cousins and parents. Some transcriptions are provided for James Jewel's letters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Jewel family letters, ms4508, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Families -- Correspondence
Families of military personnel -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11James Jewel - to family, 1862 May-August
12James Jewel - to family, 1862 September - 1863 February
13James Jewel - to family, 1863 March-May
14James Jewel - to family, 1863 June-September
15James Jewel - to family, 1863 October - 1864 May
16James Jewel - to family, 1864 June - 1865 February
17Fragments with notes - James Jewel
18To James Jewel - from Eliza, Sallie, 1863
19William Jewel - to family, 1863-1864
110Letters to Sallie, Eliza, Mother
111Additional transcriptions
112Correspondence regarding publishing rights, 1999