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Robert Toombs papers

Robert Toombs papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Toombs papers
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1883, 1939
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms618
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert Toombs (1810-1885) was a lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General.

For more information, see the article Robert Toombs (1810-1885) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence of Robert Toombs from 1850-1883. Toombs writes to Julia Ann Toombs while serving in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., and while serving in the Civil War. Correspondence concerns family matters with some political matters mentioned. Of particular interest are several letters from Alexander Stephens to Mrs. Toombs discussing political and family matters. The collection also includes letters to George Walker Crawford, and his son-in-law, Samuel W. Mays, regarding lands owned by Toombs in Tarrant County, Texas.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged roughly in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Toombs papers, ms 618, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Crawford, George Washington, 1798-1872
Generals -- Confederate States of America.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Legislators -- United States.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Toombs, Julia Ann, 1830-1883
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Washington (Ga.)
Wilkes County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs , 1850-1853
12Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs , 1854-1856
13Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs , 1857-1859
14Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs , 1862-1863
15Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs , 1864-1866
16Toombs, Robert, 1867-1883, undated
17Toombs- Invitations, empty envelope , 1838-1859, undated
18Toombs, Robert- Papers, 1851-1875
19Toombs letters and others , 1854-1872, 1939
110Toombs, Robert - Charles Lanman's autobiographical account form, 1858
111Toombs, Robert Family record from his bible (photocopy), undated