Series 3
Writings
Boxes 3 - 4

Scope and Content Note

This series containing a substantial number of Stiles's articles and speeches, provides opportunities to examine the attitudes and beliefs of a member of Georgia's antebellum political and social elite. Although most of the items are not dated, their content indicates possible time frames. It is possible, therefore, to observe how Stiles responded to political and social changes. This is particularly true of the papers concerning the relationship between the north and south during the 1850's.

These papers apparently had been sorted and annotated by an unidentified person who assigned roman numerals and titles to a large number of Stiles's writings. Any original order is not necessarily reflected in the current arrangement nor is Stiles's intent clear. Writings fragments have been sorted separately by topic. Among the printed items are a few articles reporting about Stiles, particularly concerning speeches he had made or political positions he had taken. The most ambitious of Stiles's writings was a two-volume work. Austria in 1848-1849, published by Harper and Brothers in New York in 1852. Two contemporary reviews of this work are located in this series. Included in the series and located at the end are a few miscellaneous items authored by others. Among these latter papers is a reminiscence concerning a family experience during the Civil War. There is also an interesting account of a "love affair" between Eliza Mackay Stiles and Robert E. Lee.

Box Folder Content
3 1 I, "1853"
3 2 II, "1852 Presidential"
3 3 III, "After LeCompton Constitution, 1857: Injustice of a Hostile North to the South
3 4 IV,"l856 Campaign"
3 5 V, "1853 Democratic State Convention"
3 6 VI, "1861 To Soldiers of His Regiment Stationed in N. Ga. after Battle of Manassas"
3 7 VII, "l843-l845 [?]"
3 8 VIII, "1860 During Campaign"
3 9 IX, "1860 After Election of Lincoln, to Legislature"
3 10 X, "1853 Gubernatorial"
3 11 XI, "1857 Gubernatorial, chiefly Kansas Question"
3 12 XII, "1855 or 1856 Savannah, Albany and Gulf Railroad"
3 13 XIII, "1855 Denunciation of Know Nothingism"
3 14 XIV, "1861 During Time of Secession Convention"
3 15 XV, "Kansas Question after Walker Has Been Brought into the Limelight"
3 16 XVI, "1855 Before Election of that Year"
3 17 XVII, "July 4, 1860 - Denunciation of Douglas and Support for Breckinridge"
3 18 XVIII, "July 4, 1860 - Survey of the Presidential Candidates and Issues"
3 19 XIX, "1840-1843 Glorification of Internal Improvements and Education"
3 20 XX, "1861 To Soldiers , Case of War"
3 21 XXI, "1855 Concerning Improvements of River at Savannah"
3 22 XXII, "1851 Concerning Opening of RR Extending to Coosa River"
3 23 XXIII, "1860 To Military Group Pointing Out Real Strength of South and Willing to Let Disunion Come"
3 24 XXIV, "Address on Hampden"
3 25 XXV, "1856 (after this) Opening of Atlantic and Gulf Railroads"
3 26 XXVI, "1850 Concerning the--Nashville Convention"
3 27 XXVII, "States Rights"
3 28 XXVIII, "Address on English History and Hampden"
3 29 XXIX, "1865 Appeal for Loyalty to the Confederacy"
4 1 Printed articles and speeches, 1849-1856 and undated [includes a few articles about William Henry Stiles]
4 2 Notes/fragments: Slavery
4 3 Notes/fragments: North/South relations
4 4 Notes/fragments: Submission or resistance to Lincoln's Administration, 1861 [?]
4 5 Notes/fragments: Democratic Convention of 1860 [?]
4 6 Notes/fragments: Letter to Savannah Georgian editor
4 7 Notes/fragments: Address to Electoral College, Nov. 1856
4 8 Notes/fragments: Education
4 9 Notes/fragments: Orations
4 10 Book and lecture notes
4 11 Notes/fragments: Condition of Europe, 1848
4 12 Notes/fragments: Miscellaneous
4 13 Review: "Austria in 1848 and 1849" in Literary World, no. 253 (6 December 1851)
4 14 Southern Literary Messenger, vol. 28, no. 9 (September 1852)
4 15 E.A. Stiles [Eliza Mackay Stiles?], poem
4 16 Unidentified, prayer
4 17 [L.C. Stiles], Civil War reminiscence
4 18 Unidentified, account of Eliza Mackay Stile's relationship with Robert E. Lee [includes copies of correspondence]
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