Robert Toombs letter to Capt. A.J. Mays

Robert Toombs letter to Capt. A.J. Mays

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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.
Coll. Number: ms2094

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Mays, A. J.
Real estate investment--Texas--19th century.

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 Toombs letter to Capt. A.J. Mays. MS 2094. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1871 March 27