Alexander Lawton letter to Charles C. Jones, Jr.

Alexander Lawton letter to Charles C. Jones, Jr.

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lawton, Alexander Robert, 1818-1896
Title: Alexander Lawton letter to Charles C. Jones, Jr.
Dates: 1866 May 26
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 1462 to MS 1469)
Coll. Number: ms1469(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Robert Lawton (1818-1896) was a West Point graduate, studied law at Harvard, and from 1849-1854 was president of the Augusta and Savannah Railroad. An ardent secessionist, he was commissioned brigadier general on 13 April 1861 in charge of Georgia's coastal defenses. In 1864 he was named Confederate quartermaster general. After the war he practiced law, served in various railroad capacities and was President Cleveland's minister to Austria.

"Known as the "Macaulay of the South," Charles C. Jones Jr. was the foremost Georgia historian of the nineteenth century. Also a noted autograph and manuscript collector and an accomplished amateur archaeologist, Jones in later years became a prominent memorialist of the Lost Cause and critic of the New South." - "Charles C. Jones Jr." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved August 21, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter to Charles C. Jones, Jr., dated 26 May 1866, relates to the sale of South West Railroad Company stock and other business matters.

Index Terms

Commercial correspondence--Georgia.
Jones, Charles C., (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893 -- Correspondence
Lawton, Alexander Robert, 1818-1896 -- Correspondence
South West Railroad Company.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander Lawton letter to Charles C. Jones, Jr., MS 1469. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collection of this repository: Letter to P. Tracy, 1861 Apr. 20.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1866 May 26