Benjamin Conley papers

Benjamin Conley papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Conley, Benjamin, 1815-1886
Creator: Georgia. Governor (1871-1872 : Conley).
Title: Benjamin Conley papers
Dates: 1842-1880
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Benjamin Conley from 1842-1880. The collection consists mainly of correspondence to Conley relating to his business practice, his presidency of the Macon and Augusta Railroad (1868-1869), his participation in the 1867 Constitutional Convention (1867-1868), as Georgia Governor (October 1871 - January 1872), and as Postmaster of Atlanta (1875-1880). Many letters deal with Georgia reconstruction and politics, Conley's involvement in the Republican Party, and political matters relating to Augusta (Ga.). Correspondents include Foster Blodgett, John S. Bigby, Thomas J. Spear, and business partner B.W. Force.
Coll. Number: ms1544

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Conley (1815-1886), businessman, politician, Georgia Governor (1871-1872), born in Newark, N.J., resided in Augusta and Atlanta, Georgia.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Augusta (Ga.)--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Bigby, John S., (John Summerfield), 1832-1898
Blodgett, Foster, 1826-1877
Force, B. W.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia. Constitutional Convention. (1867-1868)
Governors--Georgia.
Macon and Augusta Railroad.
Postmasters--Georgia--Atlanta.
Railroads--Georgia.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Republican Party (Ga.).
Spear, Thomas J., fl. 1870
United States--Politics and government--1865-1883.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Conley papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Paper Correspondence, 1842
 
2Paper Correspondence, 1844
 
3Paper Correspondence, 1848
 
4Paper Correspondence, 1849
 
5Paper Correspondence, 1853
 
6Paper Correspondence, 1855
 
7Paper Correspondence, 1856
 
8Paper Correspondence, 1857
 
9Paper Correspondence, 1860
 
10Paper Correspondence, 1863
 
11Paper Correspondence, 1866
 
12Paper Correspondence, 1867
 
13Paper Correspondence, 1868
 
14Paper Correspondence, 1869
 
15Paper Correspondence, 1870
 
16Paper Correspondence, 1871
 
17Paper Correspondence, 1872
 
18Paper Correspondence, 1873
 
19Paper Correspondence, 1874
 
20Paper Correspondence, 1875
 
21Paper Correspondence, 1876
 
22Paper Correspondence, 1877
 
23Paper Correspondence, 1878
 
24Paper Correspondence, 1879
 
25Paper Correspondence, 1880
 
BoxFolder
21Papers- Miscellaneous
 
2Paper Correspondence, undated
 
3Paper Clippings
 
4Papers for Conley, Rachel Estate
 
5Papers - County Lines
 
6Papers - Envelopes
 
7Financial papers, undated
 
8Financial papers, 1854-1880
 
9Papers from Harper, Williams
 
10Military District Papers
 
11Pictures
 
12Union Republican Club Papers
 
13Papers Williams, William L.
 
14Paper name cards