De Renne Confederate States of America collection

De Renne Confederate States of America collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910
Creator: Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873
Creator: Hill, Benjamin H., (Benjamin Harvey), 1823-1882
Creator: Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title: De Renne Confederate States of America collection
Dates: Bulk, 1860-1880
Dates: 1844-1915
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (47 folders housed with MS 1136 in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms1135(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander, Hardee, Hill, Longstreet, Stephens and Toombs were all prominent Confederate figures in the United States Civil War, many of whom became involved in politics thereafter.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of miscellaneous letters collected by the De Renne family that pertain to a variety of individuals who were active participants in the cause of the Confederacy. There are some letters from the war years, but the majority are letters of reminiscence and anecdotes from the post-war period; a few individuals are represented only by images or signatures on documents. Historically, the letters vary widely in content and importance. Some of the people included in this collection are: Edward Porter Alexander, William J. Hardee, Benjamin Harvey Hill, James Longstreet, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, and Robert Toombs.


Index Terms

Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910 -- Correspondence
Cabinet officers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
Correspondence.
Generals--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873 -- Correspondence
Hill, Benjamin H., (Benjamin Harvey), 1823-1882 -- Correspondence
Lawyers--Georgia--LaGrange--Correspondence.
Lawyers.
Legislators--Georgia--Correspondence.
Legislators--Georgia--History--19th century.
Legislators--United States--Correspondence.
Legislators--United States--History--19th century.
Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 -- Correspondence
Plantation owners--Georgia--Correspondence.
Plantation owners--Georgia--History--19th century.
Politicians--Georgia--Correspondence.
Politicians--Georgia--History--19th century.
Politicians--United States--History--19th century.
Politicians--United States.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885 -- Correspondence
Vice-Presidents--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

De Renne Confederate States of America collection, MS 1135. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Edward Porter Alexander letters, 1877 and 1884
 
2John B Baldwin letter, 1871
 
3John A. Campbell letter, 1862
 
4Charles Conrad letter, 1884
 
5W.D. Corse letter, 1876
 
6George Davis letter and photograph, 1887
 
7Varina Davis letter, undated
 
8James Flowers receipt for payment, 1864
 
9Walter Gwynn letter, [1865]
 
10William J. Hardee letter, 1873
 
11Isham G. Harris letter and clipping, 1887
 
12B.H. Helair letter, 1863
 
13Benjamin Harvey Hill letter, 1874
 
14Henry Rootes Jackson signed photograph and engraving, [1892]
 
14ARobert M.T. Hunter letter, 1868
 
15Eppa Hunton letter, undated
 
16Bradley T. Johnson letter, 1871
 
17E.A. Johnson letter, 1861
 
18Joseph E. Johnson letter, undated
 
19Catesby A.P.R. Jones engraving and letter, 1862
 
20Samuel Jones letter, undated
 
21Del Kemper letter, 1870
 
22James H. Lane letter, 1876
 
23G.W.C. Lane letter, 1871
 
24Mildred Lee letters and obituary, 1905 and undated
 
25Stephen D. Lee letter, 1876
 
26James Longstreet letter, 1882
 
27William Porcher Miles letter, 1870
 
28John T. Morgan letter, 1877
 
29W.N. Pendleton letter, undated
 
30J. Perkins letter, 1870
 
31John H. Reagan letter, 1883
 
32James A. Seddens letter, 1864
 
33Raphael Semmes signature, undated
 
34Receipt for Female Slave, Shelby, North Carolina document, 1863
 
35Robert H. Smith letter, 1875
 
36William Smith letters, 1871 and 1880
 
37Alexander H. Stephens letter, 1869
 
38William B. Taliaferro letter, 1861
 
39M. Jeff Thompson letter, 1866
 
40Robert Toombs letters, 1856 and undated
 
41A.J. Vaughan letter, 1888
 
42E.C. Walthall letter, 1896
 
43Edward Willis letter and enclosure, 1863
 
44Henry A. Wise letters, 1844 and 1882
 
45Joseph Wheeler photograph (cabinet card), 1915
 
46Members of President's Staff- small engraving depicting F.R. Lubbock; William P. Johnson; James Chestnut; Joseph C. Ives; G.W. Cutis Lee; William M. Browne; Joseph R. Davis; Burton N. Harrison; and John Taylor Wood, [circa 1861-1864]