LONGSTREET, JAMES, 1821-1904.
James Longstreet papers, 1850-1904

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Longstreet, James, 1821-1904.
Title: James Longstreet papers, 1850-1904
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 210
Extent:.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner James Longstreet, including correspondence, photographs, and obituaries.
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.

Source

Gift, 1953, with subsequent additions.

Citation

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

Processing

Processed by Mary R. Davis, Archivist; revisions and additions by Sarah Gardner, Archives Processing Student Assistant. Completed October 1991 .


Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Longstreet, military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner, was born January 8, 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died January 2, 1904, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy (1842) and served in the Mexican War before he resigned from the U. S. Army to become a general in the Confederate Army. After the war he was president of an insurance company and was a cotton factor in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served as U. S. Minister to Turkey (1880-1881), authored From Manassas to Appomattox (1896), and was U. S. Railway Commissioner (1898).

Scope and Content Note

The James Longstreet papers consist of correspondence, a broadside, copy photographs, clippings, a memo, and a railroad pass. Correspondence (1850; 1875-1904) is between Longstreet and military men and others and concerns supplies during the Mexican War; General William N. Pendleton and others' criticisms of Longstreet's military tactics at Gettysburg and elsewhere; Gainesville, Georgia property; and books written by Longstreet and his wife, Helen Dortch Longstreet. Pictures are of the Longstreet grave marker in Gainesville, Georgia, and a formal portrait is of General and Mrs. Longstreet (1901).

Eighty-three additional items of correspondence, dating 1890-1903, were purchased by the library in 1991. These items were originally part of a collection assembled by Herman Leonard of Greensboro, North Carolina. This collection was purchased by a Civil War papers and book dealer, who broke up the original collection and sold it off in parts. This group of correspondence is organized according to the correspondent and then arranged in alphabetical order. Topics discussed include politics, monetary disputes, personal and business matters.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence: 1850-1877
1 2 Correspondence: 1884-1889
1 3 Correspondence: 1892-1904
1 4 Obituaries, 1904
1 5 Photographs
1 6 Photograph: Confederate Commanders
Correspondence [Addition]
1 7 Aten, Henry J. to James Longstreet, 1 TLS: 29 September 1902
1 8 Augier, E. A. to James Longstreet, 2 TLS, 4 ALS: 1 January 1898, 14 January 1898, 31 January 1898, 9 February 1898, 30 November 1898, 5 December 1898
1 9 Branham, P. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 16 November 1898
1 10 Buck, A. E. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS, 4 TLS: 3 August 1896, 5 August 1896, 1 September 1896, 20 May 1897, 5 May 1898
1 11 Butler, M. C.: Calling card
1 12 Cammack, F. Morgan to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 23 February 1898
1 13 Carter, Josiah to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 11 November 1890
1 14 Cullen, Jimmy M. to James Longstreet, 3 ALS: 2 March 1899, 15 March 1899, 10 July 1899
1 15 Davis, Jefferson C. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 14 April 1898
1 16 Deas, Harry B. to James Longstreet, 1 TLS: 14 June 1902
1 17 Dent, J. Herbert to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 1 February 1898
1 18 Dent, Sidney H. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 7 December 1897
1 19 DeRussy, Helen A. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 20 August 1901
1 20 Felton, Mrs. W. H. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 10 November 1897
1 21 Garesche, Louis to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 5 July 1898
1 22 Gaston, James B. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS, 1 TLS: December 1897, 19 December 1897
1 23 Green, Mrs. R. W. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 27 October 1903
1 24 Griffin, Rowena to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 2 June 1898
1 25 Hanna, Marcus Alongo, 1837-1904, to James Longsteet, 1 TLS: 9 March 1898
1 26 Helper, Hinton Rowan, 1829-1909, to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 28 March 1902
1 27 Helper, Hinton R. to Herman Scheiner, 1 ALS: 8 April 1902
1 28 Hill, Jerome to James Longstreet, 1 TLS: 7 January 1898
1 29 Jenkins, John M. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 15 September 1899
1 30 Kellogg, W. P. to James Longstreet, 1 TLS: 19 July 1898
1 31 Latrobe, Osmun to James Longstreet, 4 ALS, 1 telegram: 8 January 1898, 19 January 1898, 24 January 1898, 20 September 1901, March 1898
1 32 Lawley, Francis A. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 14 January 1900
1 33 Lawrence, Elizabeth E. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 12 September 1898
1 34 Locke, R. D. to James Longstreet Sibley, 1 ALS: 22 January 1901
1 35 Lucas, Eliza B. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 14 January 1900
1 36 Lyons, Judson H. to James Longstreet, 2 ALS: 16 May 1900, 16 January 1901
1 37 Meslier, Gaston to Jerome Hill, 1 TLS: 3 January 1898
1 38 Meslier, Gaston to James Longstreet, 1 TLS, 15 January 1898
1 39 Moore, James E. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 28 September 1903
1 40 Moran, P. J. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 6 February 1899
1 41 Moran, P. J. to J. K. Ohl, 1 ALS: 6 February 1899
1 42 Mosley, Mary Cullen to James Longstreet, 3 ALS: 9 March 1899, 12 March 1899, 10 May 1899
1 43 Ohl, J. K. to James Longstreet, 3 ALS: 23 February 1899, 28 February 1899, 28 February 1899
1 44 Pickett, Sophie J. to Herman Leonard, 1 ALS: 11 November 1947
1 45 Pickett, Sophie J. to Mrs. Herman Leonard, 1 ALS: 6 January 1848
1 46 Pillow, Annie Payne to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 7 January 1898
1 47 Pledger, W. A. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 28 January 1899
1 48 Redmond, E. J. to Charles E. Pugh, 1 ALS: no date
1 49 Richard, J. Fraise (Jacob Fraise), 1844- to James Longstreet, 2 ALS: 31 January 1898, 4 January 1899
1 50 Rosser, Bessie Stanley to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 4 February 1898
1 51 Sanders, C. C. to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 10 January 1900
1 52 Sanger, D. B. to Robert E. Longstreet, 1 TLS: 25 June 1928
1 53 Shearer, Bessie to James Longstreet, 2 ALS: 18 February 1900, 19 May 1900
1 54 Sibley, James Longstreet to James Longstreet, 14 ALS, 1 TLS, 1 telegram: 16 January 1900, 21 January 1900, 22 January 1900, 25 January 1900, 30 January 1900, 11 January 1901, 15 January 1901, 17 January 1901, 18 January 1901, 19 January 1901, 23 January 1901, 26 January 1901, 28 January 1901, 2 February 1901, 8 mar 1901, 18 January 1901
1 55 Strahle, Gottlieb to James Longstreet, 1 ALS: 19 March 1901
1 56 Webster, E. A. to James Longstreet, 1 TL: 18 December 1897
1 57 Wyndham, Perry Charles: Calling Card
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