Stanley family papers

Stanley family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stanley family
Creator: Stanley, Julia A. T. Pope, 1825-1894
Creator: Stanley, Marcellus, 1823-1890
Title: Stanley family papers
Dates: circa 1845-1913
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (117 items in 1 document box and 1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms2541

Biographical/Historical Note

Residents of Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

Chiefly correspondence between Marcellus Stanley (1823-1890) and his wife, Julia A.T. (Pope) Stanley (1825-1894), during the Civil War; together with letters from their son, Thomas Stanley, to his wife, Margaret (Morton) Stanley, letters from other family members, Julia Pope Stanley's diary (1862) and prayer book, Marcellus Stanley's bankbooks (1884-1889), genealogies of Pope, Stanley, and Strong families, eulogy for Emma Louise Stanley Winbish, Strong family Bible, poems, muster rolls, and other papers. Includes material relating to Marcellus Stanley's service as a Confederate officer in North Carolina and notes written by Col. Thomas Read Rootes.

This collection consists of two Hollinger boxes. The first box is organized according to seven subject headings: correspondence, genealogy, poetry, diaries, bankbooks, photographs, and miscellany. The second box contains assorted items— a family bible which dates from 1813, a large number of 19th century popular songs preserved in two bound volumes of sheet music once kept by Julia Pope, two diplomas and two certificates of academic distinction.

The correspondence to be found in the first box dates from 1845 to 1913 centering upon the Civil War period. Marcellus Stanley was first a captain and then a major in the confederate army. He and his wife Julia (Pope) often wrote to each other while he was at war. The correspondence serves to relate details of family life during the period. Details of battlefront and armed service obviously are also related. Capt. Stanley served under Col. Thos. R. R. Cobb in the Georgia Legion for two years before his promotion to Major and transfer to the command of Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb. Both of the latter dignitaries have left behind items in this collection. Also of interest is a letter commanding the mobilization of troops at the start of the war signed by then Gov. Joseph E. Brown and a report on an engagement of troops written by Capt. Stanley. Under the heading of 'miscellany' are three other Civil War-related items— two of Capt. Stanley's muster rolls and a hand-drawn plan of fortifications "from Norfolk to Fortress Monroe" which is not dated and has not been authenticated.

The genealogy available for research is that of the Strong, Pope, and Stanley families for the most part. A report on the "colonial and revolutionary services" of several related gentlemen which is very well documented is included together with a chart of the Pope- Stanley family tree and some notes on various people. The photographs, though few in number and not well identified, may also be of interest to the researcher. Rev. A. A. Lipscomb wrote two poems and a eulogy which come under the heading of poetry; all three pieces were written in tribute to Paul Hamilton Hayne. The diary is that of Julia Pope and spans not quite a year's time during 1862. The bankbooks are those of Marcellus Stanley and span about six years' time, 1884-1889.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 1823-1862
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Officers
Family papers.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Muster rolls.
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Officers' spouses--Georgia.
Pope family
Prayer books.
Soldiers--Confederate States of America.
Stanley, Margaret Morton -- Correspondence
Stanley, Thomas -- Correspondence
Strong family
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Winbish, Emma Louise Stanley

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Texys M. Stanley, 1987.

Preferred Citation note

Stanley Family papers. MS 2541. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Marcellus Stanley family papers, MS 3514; Marcellus Stanley family papers, MS 3697; Stanley letters, MS 575; Benjamin Henry Pope letters, MS 368.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ellen Stanley to Marcellus, 1845 August 27
2Addie and Em. to M. Stanley, 1854 September
3M. Stanley to his wife, 1855 December 12
4M. Stanley to his wife, 1855 December 15
5Addie to M. Stanley, 1856 February 8
6Unidentified to Jule, 1859 May 27
7Unidentified to Julia, 1859 June 3
8Wesleyan Female College Board of Trustees to Prof. Stanley, 1859 July 12
9Gov. Joseph E. Brown to the Capt. of Troup Artillery, Athens, 1861 April 13
10M. Stanley to Jule, 1861 June 26
11M. Stanley to Jule, 1861 August 1
12[M. Stanley] to Sallie & Tommy, 1861 August 1
14Order for the transfer of Private Howell Cobb to the legion under the command of Col. T. R. R. Cobb, 1861 December 31
15M. Stanley to his wife, 1862 February 8
16M. Stanley to his wife, 1862 March 20
17M. Stanley to his wife, 1862 March 22
181) Request of Capt. Stanley by Thos. R. R. Cobb to report on an engagement, 1862 April 19
182) Capt. Stanley's report as submitted, 1862 April 19
19Col. Cobb to Capt. Stanley, 1862 April 20
20Order for an election of commissioned officers, 1862 April 29
21M. Stanley to Frank, 1862 October 27
22C.S.A. Appointment of M. Stanley as Major to serve under Br. Gen. Howell Cobb, Quincy, FL, 1863 January 2
23Jule to her husband, 1863 April 1
24M. Stanley to his wife, 1863 May 6
25M. Stanley to his wife, 1863 June 26
26M. Stanley to his wife, 1863 June 28
27M. Stanley to his wife, 1863 July 5
28[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1863 October 31
29Jule to her husband, 1863 November 4
30Jule to her husband, 1863 November 7
31[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1863 November 11
32[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1863 November 13
33[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1863 November 20
34Jule to her husband, 1863 November 23
35Howell Cobb to Major Stanley, 1863 November 25
36Jule to her husband, 1863 November 28
37[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1863 December 1
38[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1863 December 5
39Jule to her husband, 1863 December 8
40Jule P. to her husband, 1863 December 10
41[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1864 February 1
42[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1864 February 5
43M. Stanley to his wife, 1864 April 22
44[Julia Pope]to her husband, 1864 April 28
45M. Stanley to his wife, 1864 May 18
46Jule to her husband, 1864 May 26
47Jule to her husband, 1864 June 8
48M. Stanley to his wife, 1864 June 18
49Jule to her husband, 1864 July 12
50Jule to her husband, 1864 July 15
51Jule to her husband, 1864 July 18
52Jule to her husband, 1864 July 25
53M. Stanley to his wife, 1864 August 1
54Mollie to her uncle, 1868 November 12
55Augustin [?] to M. Stanley, 1868 November 27
56M. Stanley to Sallie, 1873 May 19
57John W. to Maggie Morton, 1885 August 31
58Ben Pope to M. Stanley, 1886 July 12
59Tom Stanley to Margaret [?], 1898 July 16
60Tom to Margaret Morton, 1898 August 7
61Tom to Margaret, 1898 August 11
62Tom [?] to Margaret, 1898 August 24
63'Cousin Lizzie' to Maggie Morton, 1898 October 5
64T. P. Stanley to [?] 'Peggy', 1907 January 18
64AT.P. Stanley to Peggy, 1907 April 14
65Tom to Peggy, 1910 March 23
66Tom to Margaret, 1910 (undated)
67Tom to Peggy, 1912 June 30
68'Cousin Lizzie' Christmas Card, 1913 December
68AT.P. Stanley to Prison Com. of Ga., 1915 June 12
68BWhitman Cross to T.P. Stanley Wlenc, 1918 December 27
68CMrs. Cobb Lampkin to Mr. & Mrs. T.P. Stan Wlenc, 1926 May 5
68William L. Hays to Hugh S. Stanlt, 1933 June 15
69Business Cards, Invitations, &c.
70Franklin School Momento, (undated)
71Sallie to Jule, (undated)
72Tom to Margaret, (undated)
731) Family Puzzlers No. 142 with "STANLEY INFORMATION" on p.8., July 16, 170
732) Manuscripted page of biographical remarks about Rev. Thomas W. Stanley and Ellen Dudley Reamsey, his wife
733) Pope-Stanley Family Genealogical chart, 1617-1945...
74"Colonial and Revolutionary Services of Jeremiah Exum, Barnaby McKinne, Abraham Hill, 1st & 2nd Thomas Walton, Sr. & Jr. --John Pope --Burwell Pope Compiled by Annie Noble Sims, a documented genealogical report
75Alexander Franklin Pope Information as obtained from the National Archives and included photocopies of obituary articles
76July 4th Address (unsigned), (undated)
77Eulogy for Emma Louise Stanley Winbish by M. Stanley Poetry, 1859 July
1) Sonnet to Paul Hamilton Hayne by A. A. Lipscomb, [1886] (undated)
2) Eulogy for Paul Hamilton Hayne by A. A. Lipscomb, [1886] (undated)
3)"Chastened Grief. (At the Grave of a Son.)" by Rev. A. A. Lipscomb, LL.D., (undated)
79Julia Pope Diary and Prayerbook, 1862 January thru May
79Julia Pope Diary, 1861/William E. Pope account book, 1853
80M. Stanley Bankbook, 1884 thru 1886
81M. Stanley Bankbook, 1886 thru 1889
83Muster Roll of Capt. Stanley, 1861 February 28
84Muster Roll[of Capt. Stanley], (undated)
85Hand drawing of Plan of Fortifications from Norfolk to Fortress Monroe, Civil War [?], (undated)
86Miscellaneous Items
1) First Presbyterian Church Manual and Directory, Athens, GA, 1913 January
2) Photocopy of note on LaGrange Female College which appeared in Clifford L. Smith's History of Troup County; mention is made of Thomas Stanley, its founder (1831), 1933 [?]
3) Design for an obelisk [?], (undated)
4) Will of John Strong
5) Empty envelope (7)
2Strong Family Bible, 1813
Julia A. T. Pope, 2 bound volumes of her favorite sheet music, ca.1830
Thomas P. Stanley, University of Georgia Bachelor of Engineering Diploma, 1880 July 19 [?]
Hugh Smiley Stanley Woodbury Forest School (VA) Fourth Form Certificate of Distinction, 1921 June 9
Hugh Smiley Stanley Woodbury Forest School (VA) Fifth Form Certificate of Distinction, 1922 June 8
Hugh Smiley Stanley, Harvard University Master of Arts Diploma, 1934 June 21
Hugh Smiley Stanley, Univ. of Ga. Cert. of Appreciation, Undated