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.
Generals--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873 -- Correspondence
Hill, Benjamin H., (Benjamin Harvey), 1823-1882 -- 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--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

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]