LONGSTREET, AUGUSTUS BALDWIN, 1790-1870.
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet papers, 1844-1860

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zknk


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin, 1790-1870.
Title: Augustus Baldwin Longstreet papers, 1844-1860
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 209
Extent:.25 linear ft. (1 box), 1 oversized paper (OP), and 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Papers of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Georgia lawyer, author, and college president, including a notebook with a microfilm copy, correspondence, printed material, photocopied reports, a photograph, and a rubbing.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction. Reproductions of notebook should be made from the microfilm copy.

Additional Physical Form

Notebook also available on microfilm.

Related Materials in This Repository

Records relating to Longstreet's service as president of Emory College are in the Emory Archives.

Source

Purchase, 1986, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Augustus Baldwin Longstreet papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unknown.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, lawyer, author, and college president, was born 22 September 1790, in Augusta, Georgia, and died 9 July 1870, in Oxford, Mississippi. His sketches of late eighteenth century Georgia life, Georgia Scenes, appeared in Georgia newspapers (1833-1836), but later writings were more political or religious. He was ordained a Methodist minister (1838) and became president of four Southern colleges: Emory College (1839-1848), Centenary College in Jackson, La. (1849), the University of Mississippi (1849-1856), and South Carolina College (1858-1861; now the University of South Carolina)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet from 1844-1860. The papers consist of a notebook and microfilm copy, correspondence, printed material, photocopied reports, a photograph, and a rubbing.

The notebook contains writings by Longstreet on various subjects with Biblical references; printed materials include his Emory College inaugural address, another address about him, and articles about him or his book, Georgia Scenes. One letter is from John D. Wade concerning the notebook, others are from Longstreet to Julia P. Mann; reports are Longstreet's as president of South Carolina College; the rubbing is of Longstreet's tombstone; a color photograph is of Longstreet's home in Oxford, Mississippi.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Letter re Longstreet notebook (from John Donald Wade)
1 2 Notebook (writings by Longstreet on various topics with Biblical references)
1 3 Clippings and printed material Includes: reprint of Longstreet's inaugural address, Emory College, 1840 clippings about Longstreet and Georgia Scenes 1903 Emory Phoenix containing address about Longstreet
1 4 Letters to Mrs. Julia Pierce Mann, 1844, 1845 (in verse, typed transcriptions included)
1 5 Letter by Longstreet, 1849; receipt signed by Longstreet
1 6 Photograph: Home: Oxford, Mississippi
1 7 Letter: William Longstreet, father of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, to Phineas Miller, 26 March 1794; typescript transcription; bill of sale
OP1 Large rubbing from tombstone of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet with his epitaph
MF1 Notebook (writings by Longstreet on various topics with Biblical references)
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