Alexander Stephens photograph

Alexander Stephens photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Daniel, Robert Cunningham
Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Title: Alexander Stephens photograph
Dates: undated
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2315

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883) was a lawyer and a politician born in Wilkes County, Georgia. He served as a United States congressman (both before and after the Civil War), vice president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865), and Governor of Georgia (1882-1883). His most famous speech - the Cornerstone speech in 1861 - electrified Southerners. He was born February 11, 1812 and died March 4, 1883. He attended UGA in the late 1820s and graduated in 1832.

He was photographed here by Robert Cunningham Daniel, a close friend. Robert Cunningham Daniel was born on 31 Oct 1807 in Wilkes County, Georgia, and died on 1 Dec 1862 in Penfield, Greene County, Georgia. He married Emily G Milner on 23 Jun 1831 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an autographed photograph of Alexander Stephens and his body servant given to Robert Cunningham Daniel of Woodstock (now Philomath), Georgia. Date undetermined.

Index Terms

Bodyguards--Confederate States of America--Photographs.
Presidents--Confederate States of America--Photographs.
Signatures (names)
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Autographs
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander Stephens photograph. MS 2315. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Alexander Hamilton Stephens letters, genealogy and biography; Alexander Hamilton Stephens letter, 1875; Alexander H. Stephens papers, 1844-1882; Alexander Hamilton Stephens papers, 1831-1843; Letter to R.H. Norris, 1863 August 22; Letters to J. Glancy Jones, 1868, 1871-1872; Carte de visite and envelope;

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