|Creator:||Stanley, Julia A. T. Pope, 1825-1894|
|Creator:||Stanley, Marcellus, 1823-1890|
|Title:||Stanley family papers|
|Quantity:||1.6 Linear feet (117 items in 1 document box and 1 oversized box)|
Residents of Georgia.
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.
Gift of Mrs. Texys M. Stanley, 1987.
Stanley Family papers. MS 2541. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
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.