Series 2
John A. Stephens papers, 1866-1893
Box 11

Biographical Note

John Alexander Stephens, the son of Alexander H. Stephens' brother John Lindsay Stephens and Mary Elizabeth Booker Stephens. He rose to the rank of lieutenant in the Confederate Army, serving in the 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. (See Lillian Henderson, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, volume 2, p. 441). After the war, Stephens practiced law in Crawfordville, Georgia. He later moved to Atlanta and became a partner of Lucius J. Gartrell, a prominent Atlanta criminal lawyer and former Georgia legislator, United States Congressman and Confederate general. When his uncle Alexander H. Stephens became governor in 1883, John A. Stephens was appointed Adjutant General of Georgia. He retained this position until 1886, the year preceding his death.

Scope and Content Note

The John A. Stephens papers constitute 803 items and include correspondence and bills and receipts. A large part of the correspondence concerns Stephens' business affairs. Letters cover the period April 13, 1866 - September 27, 1893. Correspondents include: Clifford W. Anderson, Garnett Andrews, E. Foster Blodgett, Joseph E. Brown, Andrew H. H. Dawson, Dudley H. DuBose, William H. Felton, Nathaniel J. Hammond, Benjamin H. Hill, Herschel V. Johnson, Henry D. McDaniel, William L. Scruggs, John Henly Smith, Hansford Dade Duncan Twiggs, and William T. Wofford.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two subseries: (2.1) Correspondence and (2.2) Bills and receipts.

Description of Subseries