|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)|
"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)
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. http://dlg.galib.uga.edu/centennialcatalog/html (Retrieved June 26, 2009)
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.
Alexander H. Stephens letter to Julius L. Brown. MS 2583. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.