William H. Ivey papers, 1847, 1860-1863 (bulk 1862-1863)

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zgv3

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ivey, William H.
Title: William H. Ivey papers, 1847, 1860-1863 (bulk 1862-1863)
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 351
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box) and 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Confederate soldier, William H. Ivey, of Upson County, Georgia, who served in the 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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Gift, 1959.


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


Processed by MRD, March 1960.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

William H. Ivey, Confederate soldier and farmer, was born ca. 1832, possibly in Upson County, Georgia. He served with the 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and was stationed near Savannah, Georgia. He had come from the town of Hootenville, Georgia (no longer in existence), in Upson County, where his family owned a farm.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the papers of William H. Ivey from 1847-1863. The papers include letters written by a variety of William Ivey's relatives in the Ivey, Pound, McNeice, and Fincher families and are more concerned with the home than with the battlefront. The discussion is concerned with planting and gathering crops, care of farm animals, wool production, weaving and other crafts and chores, managing slaves, making clothing for family and soldiers, visiting family and friends, problems of farm management in absence of men, shortages of salt and other commodities, and an occasional mention of rumors of what is happening to the armies. Of the 21 letters, 18 were written in 1862-1863. Each of the 11 letters written in 1862 is preceded on the film by typescript copies. The letter of March 5, 1863 contains a roll of Company I, 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment.

The collection also contains typescript copies of an additional seven letters which were not included on the microfilm.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Letters (not microfilmed), typescripts, 1847-1863