|Creator:||Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885|
|Title:||Robert Toombs letter to Capt. A.J. Mays|
|Dates:||1871 March 27|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a letter from Robert Toombs dated Washington, Georgia, March 27, 1871, to Capt. A.J. Mays regarding the sale of land in Texas and the settlement of an account.|
Robert Toombs was born on 1810 and died 1885. He was a lawyer for much of his professional career. He was well known as a U.S. Senator from 1844 to 1861, and even more so as a Confederate General in the Civil war. He was also the Secretary of State in the Confederacy. He was to married Julia Ann DuBois and resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. After the Civil War, however, he fled to Cuba, then London and then Paris, to avoid capture. He returned to the United States via Canada but did not request a Congressional pardon, meaning he never regained his American citizenship.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Robert Toombs letter to Capt. A.J. Mays. MS 2094. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.