Alexander H. Stephens letter and engraving

Alexander H. Stephens letter and engraving

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Title: Alexander H. Stephens letter and engraving
Dates: 1854, undated
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2705, 2706, 2708-2710, 2714, 2719, 2720, 2724, 2730, 2734, 2735, 2739, and 2740 in 1 document box)
Abstract:Collection consists of a letter by Stephens dated November 23, 1854 and written from Crawfordville, Georgia, as well as a printed engraving depicting Stephens. Addressed to [Porter], the letter discusses Stephens' response to a request for a commendation which Stephens apparently enclosed with the letter, as well as a mutual friend who is ill with dysyntery. The engraving depicts a seated Stephens, possibly in middle age. Preservation photocopies are available in the folder for each item.
Coll. Number: ms2730.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883) was a lawyer and a politician born in Wilkes County, Georgia. He served as a United States congressman (both before and after the Civil War), vice president of the Confederate States of America (1861-1865), and Governor of Georgia (1882-1883). His most famous speech - the Cornerstone speech in 1861 - electrified Southerners. He was born February 11, 1812 and died March 4, 1883. He attended UGA in the late 1820s and graduated in 1832.


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Preferred Citation note

Alexander H. Stephens letter and engraving. MS 2730. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter and engraving