Jefferson Davis collection, 1851-1875.


Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Jefferson Davis collection, 1851-1875.

Jefferson Davis collection, 1851-1875.

This collection consists of a letter from Burton N. Harrison (Davis's private secretary) written on official confederate letterhead dated May 21, 1863; two editorials written by Davis which appeared in the Baltimore Sun (June 17, 1875) and the Jackson, Mississippi Weekly Clarion (June 23, 1875); a program and invitation from the unveiling of statues of Jefferson Davis and James Z. George in the nation's capital; and a letter written by R.H. Markwell addressed to "Jeff Davis" (October 20, 1851).

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Harrison, Burton Norvell, 1838-1904 (person)

Family members represented include Burton Norvell Harrison, lawyer and private secretary to Jefferson Davis; Samuel Jordan Harrison, merchant; J. B. Harrison, lawyer and newspaper editor; Mrs. Burton Harrison, author; Fairfax Harrison, lawyer and president of the Southern Railway; and Francis B. Harrison, lawyer, U.S. representative from New York, and governor general of the Philippines. From the description of Burton Norvell Harrison family papers, 1812-1926 (bulk 1913-1921). (Unkno...

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (person)

Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

George, James Z. (James Zachariah), 1826-1897 (person)

U. S. Senator from Mississippi. From the description of J. Z. George questionnaire [manuscript], undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 438113061 ...