Henry S. Campbell papers, 1817-1864

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Campbell, Henry S.
Title: Henry S. Campbell papers, 1817-1864
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 378
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box) ; 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Papers of the Henry S. Campbell family of Gainesville, Georgia, including letters of his sons, Warren H. Campbell and Thomas S. Campbell, who served in Georgia units during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Additional Physical Form

Also available on microfilm.


Loaned for microfilming by E. L. Deasy, 1961.

Custodial History

Provenance unknown.


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

Appraisal Note

Acquired as part of the Rose Library's holdings in the history of the Civil War and Georgia history.


Processed by EK, August 7, 1961.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Henry S. Campbell family lived in Gainesville, Georgia. Henry S. Campbell's mother was Prudence Parkman, and he apparently had a half brother named Marion Parkman; a brother James Campbell; and a sister, Lucy Ann Eliza Maynor. His children included sons, Warren H. Campbell and Thomas S. Campbell, and daughters, Eliza and Angie. Warren H. Campbell worked as a bookkeeper in Atlanta before serving in the Confederate Army. Warren H. Campbell served as a private in Company. F, 43rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry, enrolling on September 4, 1862. He was paroled at Kingston, Ga., May 12, 1865, and died at Gainesville, Gaeorgia in 1904. Thomas Campbell also served in the Confederate army, but the company he was in is not indicated in the letters. During part of 1864 he was at Camp Cox, Cobb County, Georgia. and he apparently was commissioned a first lieutenant sometime during the year.

Scope and Content Note

Twelve of the items in this collection are on microfilm and the remaining 13 are originals. The material on film is dated between 1842 and 1864 and includes 4 letters of Warren H. Campbell, 3 letters of Thomas S. Campbell, and scattered letters from various relatives and friends of the family. The originals are dated between 1817 and 1861 and include 4 letters of Warren H. Campbell and scattered letters of other members of the family. Warren's 5 letters from Atlanta in 1861, before he joined the army, are concerned mostly with personal and family affairs, but he speaks of the "war talk" which he hears all the time, the secession of Virginia, the coming gubernatorial election, and the order to muster the county militia. As a whole the other letters are also concerned with family and personal matters. A letter dated February 20, 1861 from Nathan Jones ("Tilton, Whitefield County instead of Murray") to Henry S. Campbell mentions having received $4.2 "school money." Enclosed with this is an old receipt for $40, dated January 10, 1846, "for teaching poor children." Jones also speaks of his feelings about the Confederacy and the war threat and Bell's loss of the election.

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1 1 Letters, 1818-1861