Jordan-Burnett papers

Jordan-Burnett papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Burnett, Eugene Paul
Title: Jordan-Burnett papers
Dates: 1860-1898, 1929, 1950
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms2937

Biographical/Historical Note

Captain Eugene Paul Burnett ("Jean") served in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment under Colonel Alfred Holt Colquitt. Delia Jordan (1842-1917) was the daughter of Rachel Gunby Jordan (1808-1886) and Sylvester Franklin Jordan. William Franklin Jordan and Robert Pierpont Jordan were in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment with Captain Burnett. Both died in 1862. George Gunby Jordan joined the Confederate Army in 1863 and was a member of the Nelson Rangers. Following the war he was a businessman, banker and Railroad Commissioner of Georgia. He married Lizzie B. Curtis in 1881.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters, cartes-de-visite (most unidentified), biographical information on Rachel Gunby Jordan and Eugene P. Burnett, printed material, Confederate money, clippings, and locks of hair. The main portion of the collection consists of letters written to Delia D. Jordan in Sparta, Georgia, from her fiance Eugene Paul Burnett during the Civil War. His letters describe daily camp life, his duties as Inspector General, and details of battles as he moved through South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. There are also letters from Delia's brothers, William Franklin Jordan, Robert Pierpont Jordan, and George Gunby Jordan.

Also in the collection is a photograph of General Robert E. Lee and an Augusta newspaper, Daily Constitutionalist, from July 3, 1862. The newspaper contains descriptions of the current battles and lists of wounded men, including W.F. Jordan.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Biographies.
Burnett, Eugene Paul -- Correspondence
Carte de visite photographs--19th century.
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs).
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.).
Clippings (information artifacts)
Confederate States of America. Army. -- Military life
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 6th. Company A.
Correspondence
Daily constitutionalist (Augusta, Ga. : 1856).
Hair.
Human hair.
Jordan, Delia D., 1842-1917 -- Correspondence
Jordan, George Gunby -- Correspondence
Jordan, Rachel Gunby, 1808-1886
Jordan, Robert Pierpont -- Correspondence
Jordan, William Franklin -- Correspondence
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 -- Photographs
Money--Confederate States of America.
Money.
Newspapers.
Soldiers--Biography.
Soldiers--Correspondence--19th century.
War wounds.
Women--Biography.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jordan-Burnett papers. MS 2937. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biographical Information Rachel Gunby Jordan
 
2Memorial Eugene Paul Burnett
 
3Correspondence, 1860-1863
 
4Correspondence, 1864
 
5Correspondence, 1865
 
6Correspondence, 1871-1898
 
7Correspondence, 1950
 
8Correspondence, Undated
 
9Empty Envelopes
 
10Business Card W.F. Jordan, MD
 
11Booklets At Home Club, 1894, 1896
 
12Booklet- Dedication of Delia Jordan Burnett Memorial Room, 1929
 
13Locks of Hair
 
14Photographs
 
15Almanac, 1861
 
16Clippings
 
OS Folder
1ANewspaper clipping and letter, 1862