Series 3
Writings - Books, circa 1938-1980
Boxes 110-125, 195-205, OP3, and OP4

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of papers relating to the book-length writings of Bell Irvin Wiley from ca. 1938-1980. The papers include correspondence; drafts; contracts; notes and research materials, including copies of primary source materials relating to the Civil War; illustrations; reviews; and texts for books written or edited by Wiley. The majority of the books, written while he was serving as history professor at Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.), pertain to Confederate women; slavery; and soldiers, battles, and other matters relating to the Civil War. The series documents the research, writing, and publishing efforts of a renowned scholar in the area of United States history during the period of the Confederacy.

A Blockaded Family
Box Folder Content
110 1 Parthenia Hague's A Blockaded Family
"Co. Aytch," Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment
110 2 Sam R. Watkin's "Co. Aytch," Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment - correspondence
110 3 (1) Notes, (2) rough drafts, (3) photographs
110 4 The Common Soldier of the Civil War
110 5 The Confederacy: A History in Pictures and Text
Confederate Letters of John W. Hagan
110 6 Confederate Letters of John W. Hagan
110 7 Confederate Letters of John W. Hagan
110 8 Confederate Letters of John W. Hagan, reviews
Confederate Women
110 9 Correspondence, 1972-1973
110 10 Correspondence, 1974-1975
110 11 Items in correspondence file
110 12 Research items; Mrs. Warren Akin
110 13 Research items; Mrs. Braxton Bragg to her husband, University of Texas
110 14 Research items; Mrs. Braxton Bragg
110 15 Research items; letters of Mrs. John C. Breckenridge to her husband, October 1862-December 1863
110 16 Research files; Caldwell letters
110 17 Mary B. Chesnut transparencies
110 18 Chesnut research file, 1969 draft, Mary B. Chesnut and her diary
110 19 Chesnut; last page of diary, vol. 47-rewrite, miscellaneous from rewrite
110 20 Chesnut research file; photocopies of pages of diary
110 21 Chesnut; photocopies of diary
110 22 MB Chesnut file
110 23 MB Chesnut
110 24 MB Chesnut; 3 versions, 1 January 1864
110 25 MB Chesnut; condemnation of slavery
110 26 MB Chesnut to Varina Davis, 15 June 1883
110 27 MB Chesnut, statements authorizing Wiley to quote diary
110 28 Concerning MB Chesnut and her diary
110 29 Chesnut; notes on diary, September 1972
110 30 MB Chesnut file, notes on Louise Pettus paper
110 31 Chesnut, rough copy of final draft
110 32 Research file; Clay, Mrs. C.C.
110 33 Research file; Clay, Mrs. C.C.
110 34 Research file; Clay, Mrs. C.C., post-war letters
110 35 Clay, C.C., letters 1861-1864
110 36 (Mrs. C.C.) Clay, Virginia Tunstall
110 37 Clay, Mrs. C.C., handwritten copy
111 1 Davis, Varina file; Lise Mitchell diary and other material about Jeff Davis
111 2 Davis, Varina file; Mississippi Archives
111 3 Davis, Varina file; papers - Tulane
111 4 Davis, Varina file; letters
111 5 Davis, Jefferson; letters
111 6 Davis, Varina file; letters, Huntington Library
111 7 Davis, Varina file; letters, University of Alabama
111 8 Davis, Varina file; letters, University of Alabama
111 9 Davis, Varina; quarrel
111 10 Davis, Varina file; letters, University of Alabama
111 11 Davis, Varina; pencil draft
111 12 Davis, Varina
111 13 Davis, Varina; final draft
111 14 Davis, Varina file; Mrs. Jeff Davis project
111 15 Davis, Varina file; letters at Transylvania Univ.
111 16 Drake, W. Magruder file
111 17 Edmonston, C.; diary
111 18 French, Virginia; diary, 1863
111 19 French, Virginia; diary, 1863
111 20 French, Virginia; diary, 1864
111 21 Green, Nannie; diary
111 22 Herndon, Betty; diary
111 23 Herndon, Betty; diary
111 24 Herndon, Betty; diary
111 25 Jervey, Susan and Ravenel, Charlotte diaries, research files
111 26 Law, Mrs. C.C.; pamphlet
111 27 Lovett, Sallie; letters
111 28 McClatchey, Minerva; diary
111 29 Mitchell, Mary Francis Pringle; Stoddard, Mary Thompson, Molly; Zimmerman, Julia Gore
111 30 Confederate Home Letters
111 31 Southern women - address and pornography file
112 1 Illustrations (photographs)
112 2 Rough copy - final draft, July 1973
112 3 Chapter IV, Women of the Lost Cause, final draft
112 4 Outline - Women of the Confederacy
112 5 Final copy
112 6 Bibliographical note
112 7 Reviews
195 Research notes for Confederate Women
Documents in American History
112 8 Memo of agreement
Embattled Confederates
112 9 Correspondence, 1960-1962
112 10 Correspondence, 1963
112 11 Correspondence, 1964-1974
112 12 1st draft; forward, Chapter 1
112 13 1st draft; Chapter 2
112 14 1st draft; Chapter 3
112 15 1st draft; Chapter 4
112 16 1st draft; Chapters 6, 7
112 17 1st draft; Chapter 8
112 18 1st draft; Chapters 9, 10, 11
112 19 1st draft; Chapter 12
112 20 1st draft; Chapter 14
112 21 2nd draft; 1 of 7
112 22 2nd draft; 2 of 7
112 23 2nd draft; 3 of 7
112 24 2nd draft; 4 of 7
112 25 2nd draft; 5 of 7
112 26 2nd draft; 6 of 7
112 27 2nd draft; 7 of 7
113 1 3rd draft; 1 of 3
113 2 3rd draft; 2 of 3
113 3 3rd draft; 3 of 3
113 4 Chapter 3; draft and comments
113 5 Typescript 1 of 2
113 6 Typescript 2 of 2
113 7 Carbon copy of final draft; 1 of 3
113 8 Carbon copy of final draft; 2 of 3
113 9 Carbon copy of final draft; 3 of 3
113 10 Paperback and original contract
113 11 Reviews
202 Research notes for Embattled Confederates
203 Research notes for Embattled Confederates
OP3 - Folio copy from printer
OP4 - Folio copy from printer
203 Research notes for Embattled Confederates
Four Years on the Firing Line
113 12 Discarded pages
1491 Days
113 13 Notes and some correspondence
113 14 Introduction
113 15 Reviews
The Great Panic
113 16 The Great Panic
History of the Civil War
113 17 Outline and notes
113 18 University of Chicago correspondence
History of the Confederacy
113 19 Harper series
Kentuckian as a Fighting Man
113 20 Kentuckian as a Fighting Man
Kentucky Cavaliers in Dixie
113 21 Correspondence
113 22 Reviews and notices
114 1 Lee's Confidential Dispatches project
The Letters of Warren Akin: Confederate Congressman
114 2 Correspondence 1953-1959
114 3 Notes
114 4 Transcript of letters and will
The Life of Billy Yank
114 5 Correspondence 1943-1952
114 6 1st draft; 1 of 2
114 7 1st draft; 2 of 2
114 8 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; I - Southward Ho; II From Reveille to Taps
114 9 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; III - The Supreme Test, IV In Dixie Land; VI Along Freedom Road
114 10 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; VII - Depths of Suffering; VIII Gay and Happy Still
114 11 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; IX - Toeing the Mark; X Hard Tack, Salt Horse, and Coffee
114 12 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; XI - Evil and Goodness; XII Billy Yank and the Powers
114 13 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; XIII - The Spirit's Ebb and Flow; XIV Men in Blue
114 14 Ribbon copy of 1st draft; XIV - notes; XV - Billy Yank and Johnny Reb
114 15 Final draft; preface, chapters 1-3
114 16 Final draft; chapters 5-7; notes-chapters 4, 5
114 17 Final draft; chapters 8-10
114 18 Final draft; chapters 11-15, bibliographical note
115 1 Collected research items; letters, rough draft
115 2 Collected research items; photographs of negatives, illustrations with correspondence
115 3 Copyright data, permission to quote, August-December 1951
115 4 Publicity and reviews
115 5 Collected items, used book catalogs
199 Research notes for The Life of Billy Yank
200 Research notes for The Life of Billy Yank
201 Research notes for The Life of Billy Yank
202 Research notes for new The Life of Billy Yank
The Life of Johnny Reb
115 6 Correspondence, September-December 1942
115 7 Correspondence, 1943-1946
115 8 Correspondence, 1960, 1970-1971
115 9 Correspondence re paperback edition, 1952-1962
115 10 Contract
115 11 Collected material
115 12 Photographs
115 13 Reviews
115 14 1st draft; chapter 1
115 15 1st draft; chapter 2
115 16 1st draft; chapter 3
115 17 1st draft; chapter 4
115 18 1st draft; chapter 5
115 19 1st draft; chapter 6
115 20 1st draft; chapter 8
115 21 1st draft; chapter 9
115 22 1st draft; chapter 11
115 23 1st draft; chapter 12
116 1 Typed draft; chapters 2, 3, 5, 8
116 2 Typed draft; chapters 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13
116 3 Typed draft; chapters 1, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
116 4 Final draft; chapters 1-6
116 5 Final draft; chapters 7-11
116 6 Final draft; chapters 12-16
116 7 Final draft; notes
116 8 Collected research items; letters: Addison - Binns
116 9 Collected research items; letters: Bomar
116 10 Collected research items; letters: Boykin - Cameron
116 11 Collected research items; letters: Cantey
116 12 Collected research items; letters: Carruth - Causey
116 13 Collected research items; letters: Chandler
116 14 Collected research items; letters: Chisolm - Coghill
116 15 Collected research items; letters: Cole
116 16 Collected research items; letters: Cook - Culp
116 17 Collected research items; letters: Dent - Ellis
116 18 Collected research items; letters: English - Fulton
116 19 Collected research items; letters: Gandy - Guess
116 20 Collected research items; letters: Hammond - Heartman
116 21 Collected research items; letters: Hicks - Holliday
116 22 Collected research items; letters: Horton - Jessee
116 23 Collected research items; letters: Jett
116 24 Collected research items; letters: Jones
116 25 Collected research items; letters: Jordan - Lanning
117 1 Collected research items; letters: Leach - McClure
117 2 Collected research items; letters: McCord - Morgan
117 3 Collected research items; letters: Morrison
117 4 Collected research items; letters: Murray - Patrick
117 5 Collected research items; letters: Patterson
117 6 Collected research items; letters: Patton - Phillips
117 7 Collected research items; letters: Polley - Renwick
117 8 Collected research items; letters: Richardson - Routt
117 9 Collected research items; letters: Rush - Tyus
117 10 Collected research items; letters: Verdery - Waldrop
117 11 Collected research items; letters: Ward
117 12 Collected research items; letters: Warrick - Wyly
117 13 Collected research items; letters: Yates
117 14 Collected research items; letters: Young
117 15 Collected research items; letters: unidentified or no signature
117 16 Collected research items; letters: diaries: A
117 17 Collected research items; letters: diaries: Barrow and Hicks
117 18 Collected research items; letters: diaries: McCollum and Wilbourn
197 Research notes for The Life of Johnny Reb
198 Research notes for The Life of Johnny Reb
The Life of Johnny Reb and The Life of Billy Yank
117 19 TV dramatic series; correspondence, 1970, 1972
117 20 TV dramatic series; correspondence, 1973, 1978-1980
117 21 TV dramatic series; promotional literature and notes
Mary B. Chesnut's Diary from Dixie
118 1 Notes, will, and letters of Chesnut from France
118 2 Book 1
118 3 Williams ed.
118 4 Photocopy; books 4-8
118 5 Photocopy; books 9-10
118 6 Photocopy; books 11-14
118 7 Photocopy; books 13-14 (part), books 15-16
118 8 Photocopy; books 17-20
118 9 Photocopy; books 21-24
118 10 Photocopy; books 25-30
118 11 Photocopy; books 31-34
118 12 Photocopy; books 38-40
118 13 Photocopy; books 41-44
118 14 Photocopy; books 45-47
New Photographic History of the Civil War
119 1 Correspondence, 1975
119 2 Correspondence, 1976
119 3 Correspondence, 1978-June 1979
119 4 Correspondence, July-December 1979
119 5 Correspondence, 1980
119 6 Clippings for possible inclusion
119 7 Notes and drafts of chapters
119 8 Notes and outline
Plain People of the Confederacy
119 9 Notes
119 10 Handwritten draft
119 11 Typed draft
119 12 Collected research items; photos
119 13 Copyright and royalty
119 14 Reviews
Rebel Private: Front and Rear
119 15 Contracts
119 16 Reviews
Reminiscences of Big I
119 17 Collected research items
119 18 Correspondence, 1953-1956
119 19 Reviews
Reminiscences of Confederate Service
119 20 Correspondence, 1966-1980
119 21 Notes and drafts of proofs
119 22 Collected research items: Dawson letters
119 23 Collected research items: Frank Logan thesis on Dawson pp. 1-170
119 24 Collected research items: Logan thesis pp. 1-170
Road to Appomattox
119 25 Correspondence, 1953-1959
119 26 Correspondence, 1963-1969; 1972
119 27 Handwritten draft; chapter 1
119 28 Handwritten draft; chapter 2
119 29 Handwritten draft; chapter 3
119 30 Typed draft with comments of Dr. R.R. Greenfield
119 31 Collected research items: photographs and illustrations
119 32 Royalty reports and copyright
119 33 Reviews
Slaves No More
120 1 Correspondence, 1969-1971
120 2 Correspondence, 1972-1977
120 3 Correspondence, 1978-1980
120 4 Correspondence re reviews
120 5 Notes
120 6 Notes
120 7 Notes
120 8 Notes
120 9 Notes
120 10 Notes
120 11 Typed draft; introduction and notes, chapters 1-8
120 12 Marked typescript, chapter 1
120 13 Marked typescript, chapter 2
120 14 Typescript, chapters 3, 4
120 15 Photocopy of chapters 5, 7, and notes
120 16 Typescript, chapters 8-10, epilogue
120 17 Typed draft, chapters 1, 2
120 18 Typed draft, chapters 3, 4
120 19 Typed draft, chapters 5-9
120 20 Typed draft: epilogue, appendices, biblio-note
121 1 Draft of footnotes
121 2 Index
121 3 Final typed draft, chapters 1, 2
121 4 Final typed draft, chapters 3-5
121 5 Final typed draft, chapters 6-8
121 6 Final typed draft, chapters 9-10
121 7 Final typed draft, epilogue and notes
121 8 Collected research items: articles from periodical publications
121 9 Collected research items: emigrant lists
121 10 Collected research items: Emigrants to Liberia, 1820-1843
121 11 Collected research items: Emigrants to Liberia, 1865-1904
121 12 Collected research items: book notes/announcements, catalogs
121 13 Collected research items: maps
121 14 Mailing lists
121 15 Collected research items: general information on Liberia from various sources
121 16 Collected research items: chapter 9, letters, misc.
121 17 Collected research items: letters, typescripts - Blackford
121 18 Collected research items: letters – Blackford letters: photocopies of originals
121 19 Collected research items: letters - Cameron papers
121 20 Collected research items: letters - Susan Capart
121 21 Collected research items: letters - Cocke papers
121 22 Collected research items: letters - Cocke papers
121 23 Collected research items: letters - Cocke papers
122 1 Collected research items: letters - Eddington, Harris, Harrison, Houston
122 2 Collected research items: letters - Robert E. Lee photocopies
122 3 Collected research items: letters - McDonough
122 4 Collected research items: letters - McDonough
122 5 Collected research items: letters - McDonough
122 6 Collected research items: letters - Miller, Page, Pettigrew, Phillips
122 7 Collected research items: letters - Rice
122 8 Collected research items: letters - Isaac, J.R. Roberts
122 9 Collected research items: letters - Isaac Ross
122 10 Collected research items: letters - Stewart
122 11 Collected research items: Chicago Historical Society
122 12 Collected research items: Duke University
122 13 Collected research items: University of Kentucky
122 14 Collected research items: American Colonization Society; letters found in Library of Congress
122 15 Collected research items: Maryland Historical Society
122 16 Collected research items: Maryland Historical Society
122 17 Collected research items: North Carolina Department of Archives
205 Research notes for Slaves No More?
Southern Negroes
123 1 Correspondence, 1951-1974
123 2 Notes: Negroes in Union Army
123 3 Notes: Negroes in Union Army
123 4 Notes: Nat Black's testimony
123 5 Notes: Nat Black's testimony
123 6 Notes: Freedmen
123 7 Notes: Freedmen
123 8 Notes: Freedmen
123 9 Notes: Freedmen
123 10 Notes: Bibliography, new material
123 11 Notes: Bibliography, new material
123 12 Notes: Handwritten draft, chapters 1-3
123 13 Notes: Handwritten draft, chapters 4-6
123 14 Notes: Handwritten draft, chapters 7-10
124 1 Handwritten draft, chapters 11-13
124 2 Handwritten draft, chapters 14-15
124 3 Typed draft, chapters 1-2
124 4 Typed draft, chapters 3-6
124 5 Typed draft, chapters 7-10
124 6 Typed draft, chapters 11-13
124 7 Typed draft, chapters 14-15
124 8 Illustrations
124 9 Reviews
205 Research notes for Southern Negros?
A Southern Woman's Story
124 10 Collected research items: photocopies of letters, ledgers, etc.
124 11 Notes
124 12 Photos and illustrations
124 13 Correspondence, 1956-1958
124 14 Correspondence, 1973-re paperback
124 15 Reviews
They Who Fought Here
124 16 Correspondence with Cecil Scott, editor; December 1956-August 1959
124 17 Correspondence on artillery - chapter 5, 1958-1959
124 18 Handwritten draft, chapters 1-3
124 19 Handwritten draft, chapters 4-7
124 20 Handwritten draft, chapters 8-10
124 21 Typed draft, chapters 1-5
124 22 Typed draft, chapters 6-10
125 1 Final draft, chapters 1-5
125 2 Final draft, chapters 6-10
125 3 Final draft, picture credits
125 4 Correspondence re contract
125 5 Permissions, acknowledgements
125 6 Reviews
204 Research notes for They Who Fought Here
This Infernal War
125 7 Correspondence, 1956-1957
125 8 Correspondence, 1958
125 9 Notes
125 10 Reviews
125 11 Drafts of: preface, introduction, notes, index
125 12 Proposed ideas for books
125 13 Royalties and sales of books
Time of Greatness
196 Research notes for Time of Greatness
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