Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs

Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title: Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs
Dates: 1850-1867
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms1785

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Toombs (1810-1885) lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia.

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 correspondence from Robert Toombs to his wife, Julia Ann DuBois Toombs in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia from 1850-1867. During 1850-1859 his letters come from Washington, D.C. while he served in the U.S. Senate. During the Civil War, he wrote from Virginia (1862) and Atlanta, Georgia (1864). Following the war, letters are written from Paris (1866-67) while he was in exile. The correspondence generally discusses current events; his land holdings in South Georgia, Alabama, and Texas; people; other soldiers; and his wish to be with his wife and family.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Generals--Confederate States of America.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Legislators--United States.
Toombs, Julia Ann, 1830-1883
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Washington (Ga.)
Wilkes County (Ga.)

General Notes

Collection digitized and available through the Digital Library of Georgia:

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Robert Toombs letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs, ms 1785, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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111850 August 29 View online.
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191867 January 15 View online.