Mangham family papers

Mangham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Mangham family
Title: Mangham family papers
Dates: 1849-1888
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 half box
Coll. Number: ms2132

Biographical/Historical Note

Willoughby Hill Mangham (1838-1893) soldier with Company I of the 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Other family members included Solomon R. Mangham and John Mangham.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of receipts and printed items, but the majority is correspondence. Of particular interest are letters written by Willoughby Hill Mangham while serving with Company I of the 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment to his father, John Grier Mangham. Written from Virginia, Mangham discusses the Battle of 1st Bull Run, fighting at Yorktown, troop movements, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Other correspondents include Solomon R. Mangham, John Mangham, and H.H. Hill whose letters discuss cotton sales, the attack on Harper's Ferry, and abolition.

Index Terms

Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
Cotton trade--Georgia.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859.
Hill, H. H., fl. 1849-1888
Slavery--United States.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.

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 note

Mangham family papers, ms2132, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-9Correspondence, 1849-1869
10Legal Documents, 1858-1865
11Correspondence, 1873-1888
12Correspondence - undated
17Account Books (2)
18Empty Envelopes
19Inventory, 1862
20Receipts, 1839-1899