Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge

Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title: Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge
Dates: 1867 April 30
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1591 in MS 1607)
Coll. Number: ms1603(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), U.S. Senator and Congressman, Confederate Secretary of State, and Confederate General.

For more information, see the article "Robert Toombs (1810-1885)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter from Robert Augustus Toombs, Washington (Ga.) to John C. Breckinridge dated April 30, 1867. The letter discusses Toombs return to Georgia from Europe, the passage of the Reconstruction Act (1867) in Congress and its effect upon the attitudes of Southerners, the administration of Governor Joseph E. Brown, the Republican Radicals in Congress, the state of crops and agriculture in Georgia, and the possible emigration of former Confederates to Brazil.

Index Terms

American Confederate voluntary exiles--Georgia.
Breckinridge, John C., (John Cabell), 1821-1875
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ).
United States--Politics and government--1865-1869.
United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Reconstruction.

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

Robert Augustus Toombs letter to John C. Breckinridge, MS 1603. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1867 April 30