Alexander H. Stephens letter to Julius L. Brown

Alexander H. Stephens letter to Julius L. Brown

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Title: Alexander H. Stephens letter to Julius L. Brown
Dates: 1869 December 10
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms2583

Biographical/Historical Note

"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. (Retrieved September 4, 2008)

Julius L. Brown (1848-1910) was the son of Joseph E. Brown and brother of Joseph M. Brown. He received an A.B in 1868 and an A.M. in 1869 from the University of Georgia and a B.L. from the Harvard College Law Department. -- "Brown, Julius L., b. 1848." University of Georgia Centennial Alumni Catalog. (Retrieved June 26, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a three-page autograph letter signed from Alexander Stephens in Crawfordsville, Georgia, dated December 10, 1869, to Julius L. Brown, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It discusses his poor health, asks to be remembered to some "charming young ladies," and mentions a letter from his correspondent's father.

Index Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894 -- Correspondence
Brown, Julius L., 1848-1910 -- Correspondence
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Health

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander H. Stephens letter to Julius L. Brown. MS 2583. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1869 December 10