Albert Fields papers, 1856-1870

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fields, Albert.
Title: Albert Fields papers, 1856-1870
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 419
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Albert Fields, a Confederate soldier and slave owner from Texas and Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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


Loaned for microfilming, 1963.


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


Processed by MRD, September 1963.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Albert Fields was a Confederate soldier and slave owner from Texas and Georgia. He had at least one brother, Lawson Fields.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the papers of Albert Fields from 1856-1870. The papers include legal documents, correspondence, and receipts. Legal documents include a court summons for Albert Fields (on charges of abandonment and non-payment of support). The correspondence, 1856-1870, consists of eleven letters mainly between Albert and his brother Lawson. One letter (1862) pertains to a slave's paternity. Two letters are from soldiers in the Confederate Army, Captain P.A.S. Morris of the 9th Georgia Volunteers (Talbot Guards) and Mickleberry H. Driver.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
MF1 1 Letter, July 6, 1856; unidentified
MF1 2 Letter, June 17, 1859; to Albert Fields
MF1 3 Legal Document, April 29, 1857; certificate stating that Albert Fields had given some Negro slaves in payment of an obligation of $3,056.11.
MF1 4 Letter, January 28, 1861; Lawson Fields to brother Albert
MF1 5 Receipt: September 18, 1864; for purchase of slaves
MF1 6 Letter, June 23, 1866; Lawson to brother
MF1 7 Legal Document, October 17, 1866; summons for Albert Fields to appear in Superior Court on charges of abandonment and non-support, restraining him from leaving the state of Georgia.
MF1 8 Letter, August 16, 1861; Camp Bartow, 9th Georgia Infantry Regiment. P.A.S. Morris, Capt. Co E. Talbot Guards, to his wife.
MF1 9 Letter, June 24, 1862; Camp Ector, M. H. Driver to Albert Fields about buying some slaves, in whom he takes a very personal interest. He thinks the "girlchild" is his daughter.
MF1 10 Letter, undated; Lawson to Albert
MF1 11 Receipt: undated
MF1 12 Letter, April 28, 1867; M. A. Fields to her aunt, Mrs. Carrie Fields
MF1 13 Letter, May 3, 1861; Lawson Fields to Albert and wife
MF1 14 Letter, August 11, 1868; Lawson Fields to Albert and wife
MF1 15 Letter, April 18, 1870; Lawson Fields to Albert and wife