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.


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)
Macon and Augusta Railroad.
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

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
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
12Union Republican Club Papers
13Papers Williams, William L.
14Paper name cards