Papers of Douglas Southall Freeman [manuscript] 1900-1955.

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Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-1953. Papers of Douglas Southall Freeman [manuscript] 1900-1955.

Papers of Douglas Southall Freeman [manuscript] 1900-1955.

The collection consists of the research files of Freeman, editor of the Richmond News Leader. The files, begun by Freeman and continued by James Jackson Kilpatrick contain some correspondence and notes but consist chiefly of newsclippings, news releases, publicity handouts, reports and speeches. Most can be grouped under a few major subjects: the Civil War, Richmond, Va. government and civic activities, Virginia government, U.S. government finances and programs and World War II. Biographical material on leaders in the above areas is present. Among the items and files are transcripts of Civil War diaries of William Randolph Smith of Co. F. 17th Regt. Va. Infantry who participated in the 1862 Peninsular battles, and of John Price Kepner of Co. I, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, a surgeon's assistant; an original and 2 transcripts of post war Jefferson Davis letters in which he denies a plot to assassinate Lincoln; speeches, 1866 & '71 of Alexander Hamilton Stephens, copies of Civil War grafitti on the walls of Massaponax Baptist Church, a sketch of J.E.B. Stuart by Freeman, and Sherman's march through Georgia by I. Schiehert and Charles Scott Venable. There are also transcripts of letters from Matthew Fontaine Maury, John Singleton Mosby and John Adams to John Marshall. Original correspondence includes letters or short notes from Harry Flood Byrd, James Cannon, Dabney Stewart Lancaster, and Colgate Whitehead Darden. Mayors around the country write regarding their cities' Sunday closing laws. Walter Francis White and Robert Russa Moten enquire about an unusual suicide/murder case in Warrenton, Va. Other original material includes a signed ode on Richmond by Mary Johnston, Homage to Colonel Esmond by James Branch Cabell, ; a photograph of Freeman with Charles A. Lindbergh and photos of World War I artillery. In the World War II material are Associated Press bulletins, photos of concentration camp victims, letters written during the London blitz, responses to his editorials and releases from William Allen White's Committee to defend America by aiding the allies. Of interest is a letter from from John S. Mosby to Judge Reuben Page, 1902, reminiscing about the election of 1860, the Civil War and commenting on an 1860 slave sale in Abingdon, and slavery as the cause of the war and mentining William L. Yancey, John Letcher, the 1st Battle of Bull Run. Also of interest is a file on Virginia vs. Freeman, 1917, in which the News leader was tried for contempt of the county court of Charlotte Co. The files also contain Freeman editorials on tariffs, budgets, the defeat of peace and the 1948 Berlin crises.

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Page, Reuben,

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Massaponax Baptist Church (Spotsylvania County, Va.)

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Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916

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Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead), 1897-1981

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Letcher, John, 1813-1884

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Smith, William Randolph, d. 1862.

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Schiehert, I.

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Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958

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Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

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Kepner, John Price, d. 1881.

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Moten, Robert Russa, 1867-1940.

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Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873

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Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863

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American lawyer and politician. From the description of Autograph signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel, Washington, D.C., 1857 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584435 Lawyer, Ala. legislator, and secessionist. From the description of Letter, 1858 June 15. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49479565 Attorney, editor, and politician, William L. Yancey was for many years a resident of Greenville, South Carolina. ...

White, William Allen, 1868-1944

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Venable, Charles S. (Charles Scott), 1827-1900

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Confederate officer, aide to Robert E. Lee, and professor of mathematics at South Carolina College (1857-1862) and at the University of Virginia following the Civil War until retirement in 1893; author of several mathematics text books; born at "Longwood", in Prince Edward County, Va.; husband of Margaret Cantey McDowell. From the description of Charles S. Venable papers, 1858-1934. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 43541303 Confederate officer, aide to Rob...

Lancaster, Dabney Stewart, 1899-

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Freeman, Douglas Southall, 1886-1953

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Newspaper editor and historian. From the description of Letter to Charles Lee Lewis, 1943 August 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53180098 Freeman was a Richmond, Virginia journalist and historian who wrote the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. From the description of Letters, 1934 July 14 and 1936 July 25 : to Miss Helen Webster. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 567435277 Editor of the Richomd News Leader. ...