|Creator:||Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883|
|Title:||Alexander Hamilton Stephens letter to Colonel Patterson|
|Dates:||1872 February 4|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one letter, dated February 4, 1872, from Alexander H. Stephens to Colonel Patterson relating to legal affairs.|
"Most famous for serving as the vice president of the Confederacy, Alexander Hamilton Stephens was a near-constant force in state and national politics for a half century. Born near Crawfordville [Georgia], in Taliaferro County, on February 11, 1812, to Margaret Grier and Andrew Baskins Stephens, the young Stephens was orphaned at fourteen, which intensified his already melancholic disposition. He graduated from Franklin College (later the University of Georgia) in 1832 and gained admittance to the bar two years later. There followed a steady and uninterrupted rise to political prominence...Georgians returned Stephens to the House of Representatives in 1877, and he served there until 1882. That same year he was elected governor of the state but died in office on March 4, 1883." - "Alexander Stephens." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 4, 2008)
Alexander H. Stephens letter. MS 2385. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The University of Georgia Libraries.