STEPHENS, ALEXANDER HAMILTON, 1812-1883.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens collection, 1821-1935

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zx7z


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883.
Title: Alexander Hamilton Stephens collection, 1821-1935
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 94
Extent:5.5 linear ft. (12 boxes) and 2 oversized paper (OP); 9 microfilm reels (MF)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia politician Alexander Hamilton Stephens and his nephew John A. Stephens including correspondence, legal papers, miscellaneous materials, and microfilm copies of the Alexander Stephens papers at the Library of Congress (formerly at Manhattanville College) and Duke University.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Due to preservation concerns, researchers are required to use microfilm copies of papers where available.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Additional Physical Form

The correspondence in Subseries 1.1 from August 5, 1826 - December 29, 1850 and January 22, 1852 -December 29, 1859; and the legal files in Subseries 1.2 from October 8, 1821 - October 29, 1859 are also available on microfilm.

Source

Gift, with subsequent purchases.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Alexander Hamilton Stephens collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Publication Note

Many of the Alexander Stephens, Robert Toombs, and Howell Cobb letters in the collection have been published in The Correspondence of Robert Toombs, Alexander H. Stephens, And Howell Cobb, edited by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips. The first edition of this work was published in Washington, D.C. in 1913 as Volume II of the Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1911. A reprint of the first edition with a new introduction by James Z. Rabun was published by the Da Capo Press, New York, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Alexander Hamilton Stephens from 1821-1935 and John A. Stephens from 1866-1893. The papers include correspondence, legal papers, miscellaneous materials, and microfilm copies of the Alexander Stephens papers at the Library of Congress (formerly at Manhattanville College) and Duke University.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: (1) Alexander H. Stephens papers and (2) John A. Stephens papers.

Finding Aid Note

Index to selected correspondence in Subseries 1.1 available.


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Description of Series

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