Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.


Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

Miscellaneous letters, 1786-1982.

Single or very small groups of unrelated letters, many from the 19th century, to and from various persons, especially southerners who were prominent in the literary and political areas. Topics include family life; travels in North Carolina and other parts of the South; social life and customs; plantation life; slavery and slave sales North Carolina, Maryland, and other places; local and national politics; the Civil War, both military action and the homefront in Louisiana, North Carolina (including blockading the coast and attacking Fort Fisher), Mississippi, and other parts of the South; the University of North Carolina; World War I; literature; and other topics. Among the correspondents are Abiel Abbott, Henry Ward Beecher, Alfred Holt Colquitt, Sherman Converse, Peter Early, Frank Porter Graham, Sam Houston, Washington Irving, Andrew Jackson, Laura Riding Jackson, North Carolina governor Samuel Johnston, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Milledge, Margaret Mitchell, Wilson Cary Nicholas, North Carolina writer William S. Pearson, Isaac F. Shepard, Edward Stanly, Edward Telfair, Albion W. Tourgée, Martin Van Buren, Abraham Bedford Venable, and Daniel Webster.

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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863

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Texas politician, soldier, and frontier hero. He was the first president of the Republic of Texas and served as a United States Senator for that state. From the description of Letter, ca. 1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699442 From the description of Letter, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435304 Sam Houston's colorful public life began with his heroic action during the war of 1812. He served as congressman and governor of Tennessee, spent years amon...

Nicholas, Wilson Cary, 1757-1820.

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Wilson Cary Nicholas, from Albemarle County, Virginia, fought in the Revolution, and became a politician, serving in the Virginia General Assembly, 1784-89, 1794-1799, as a U.S. senator, 1799-1804, and as a congressman, 1807-1809. He was governor of Virginia from 1814-1816, and a close associate of Jefferson. From the description of Papers, 1800-1805, 1815-1816. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609119 The son of Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780) and Anne Cary Nicholas (173...

Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949

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Margaret Mitchell (b. November 8, 1900, Atlanta, Georgia-d. August 16, 1949, Atlanta, Georgia), the daughter of Eugene M. Mitchell, was a prominent attorney. Her mother, Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, was active in the women's suffrage movement. Margaret Mitchell attended Atlanta public schools, graduated from Washington Seminary in Atlanta, and attended Smith College for one year before leaving college upon the death of her mother. She married John Marsh on July 4, 1925. Her only novel, Gone With ...

Venable, Abraham Bedford, 1758-1810.

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Confederate states of America. Army

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The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later ree...

Pearson, William S. (William Simpson), 1849-1920

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Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807

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Edward Telfair was a merchant, member of the Continental Congress, and Governor of Georgia. He served three terms as Governor of Georgia and was the first governor to serve under the Georgia Constitution of 1789. From the guide to the Edward Telfair Papers, 1762-1831 (bulk 1771-1807), (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Edward Telfair (1737-1807) was born near Kirkudbright, Scotland, where he was educated in the public school system. He ...

University of North Carolina (1793-1962)

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The University of North Carolina was chartered by the state's General Assembly in 1789. Its first student was admitted in 1795. The governing body of the University, from its founding until 1932, was a forty-member Board of Trustees elected by the General Assembly. The Board met twice a year; at other times the business of the University was carried on by the Board's secretary-treasurer and by the presiding professor (called president beginning in 1804). Other faculty members later assumed the r...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Abbot, Abiel, 1770-1828

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Rev. Abiel Abbot (1770-1828), a Congregational minister, made a voyage from Massachusetts to Charleston, South Carolina in 1818 and again in 1827. Abbot's wife was Eunice Wales Abbot, and his daughter was Anne Wales Abbot (1808-1908), who made a trip to Charleston in 1876. From the description of Abbot family papers, 1827-1876 (bulk 1827-1828). (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32140995 American clergyman, minister at Haverhill, Mass, 1795-1803. ...

Tourgée, Albion W. 1838-1905

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American politician and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to an unidentified recipient, 1882 Jun. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572884 Author, civil rights leader, and jurist Albion W. Tourgée was born May 2, 1838 in Williamsfield in the Western Reserve of Ohio, then a center of abolitionist activity. He attended the University of Rochester in New York, but left to enlist in the Union army during the Civil War. Wounded in battle...

Milledge, John, 1757-1818

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John Milledge, II (1757-1818) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only son of John Milledge (1721-1781) and Ann (Smith) Milledge. A prominent lawyer, Milledge sided with the patriots and fought in the Revolutionary War, served as Attorney-General of Georgia in 1780, as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1782-1790), as a member of the United States Congress (1792-1801), as Governor of Georgia (1802- 1806), and as a United States Senator (1806-1809). In 1801, Milledge purchased a 633...

Colquitt, Alfred Holt, 1829-1894

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U.S. Congressman and Senator, Confederate major general, governor of Georgia, from Troup County, Ga. From the description of Papers, 1846?-1889. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19347877 Gov. of Georgia; U.S. Sen. From the description of Letter signed : Atlanta, Georgia, to Senator John B. Gordon, 1877 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270537594 Alfred Holt Colquitt (1829-1894), lawyer, Confederate officer, U.S. Representative (1852-1...

Riding, Laura, 1901-1991

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Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991) spent her life in pursuit of truth through poetry and her language work. At the beginning of her career, she associated with the Fugitives, a group of Southern poets and critics, who supported and encouraged her poetry; later she became a close collaborator and intimate of the British poet Robert Graves. But her desire to express absolute truth led her to renounce poetry and turn instead to the study of language. Because of her compulsive individualism, Laura b...

Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862

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Martin Van Buren (b. Kinderhook, New York, December 5, 1782-d. July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York), studied law, was admitted to bar, New York, 1803; moved to Huson surrogate of Columbia Co.; member of State Senate, 1813-1820; attorney general of New York, 1815-1819; delegate to state constitutional convention, 1821; U.S. Senate Democrat, March 4, 1821-1828; Governor of New York, 1828-1829; U.s. Secretary of State, March 12, 1829 - August 1, 1831; Vice President, 1832; President, 1836-1840....

Johnston, Samuel, 1733-1816

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Jurist and U.S. senator, governor, and delegate of the Continental Congress from North Carolina. From the description of Letter of Samuel Johnston, 1776. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423917 ...

Early, Mr. (Peter), 1773-1817

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Peter Early (1773-1817), politician and judge, U.S. Congressman (1802-1806), Georgia Governor (1813-1815), resided in Greene County, Georgia. From the description of Peter Early letters, 1814-1815. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476388 ...

Converse, Sherman, 1790-1873

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Yale graduate (1813); New York City and New Haven, Conn., printer, publisher and bookseller; and land company promoter associated briefly with the Peters Colony in Texas. In 1842, Sherman Converse, Charles Fenton Mercer, Daniel Carroll, and others obtained the interests of the eleven English investors in the Peters Colony, an empresario venture in north central Texas in contract with the Republic of Texas. Acting alone, Converse then secured the sole interest of the colo...

Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972

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President of the University of North Carolina; U.S. senator for North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1943-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122619645 Educator, government official. From the description of Reminiscences of Frank Porter Graham : oral history, 1965. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376749 University president. From the...

Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

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Abolitionist; orator; pastor of Plymouth Church, 1847-1887. From the description of Papers, [ca.1847]-1937, 1847-1887 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155459715 American Congregational clergyman, lecturer, reformer, and author. From the guide to the Henry Ward Beecher papers, 1851-1896, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Congregationalist minister. From the description of Sermon notes, [n.d.], 1893, 18...

Stanly, Edward, 1810-1872

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Shepard, Isaac F. (Isaac Fitzgerald), 1816-1889

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American soldier and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : H.Q., U. S. Colored Troops, Str. Bullitt, Milliken's Bend, to Brig. Gen. Dennis, 1865 July 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662622 Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard (1816-1889). From the description of Papers. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191276220 Biography Born July 7, 1816. Harvard University graduate, cl...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

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Poet, from Cambridge (Middlesex Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1859-1874. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903002 American author and poet. From the description of A psalm of life, fourth verse, 1850. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 274069802 American teacher, translator, and poet. From the description of Letter, Nahant, Mass., to Mrs. T.B. Lawrence, Newport, 1872 July 20. (Boston Athenaeum...