Stephens-Reid correspondence

Stephens-Reid correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Stephens-Reid correspondence
Dates: 1842-1866
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2973

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Matilda (Mollie) Stephens married Dr. William T. (Bob) Reid in 1858. They had two children, Leidy and W.T., both of whom died in childhood. Dr. Reid himself died in December, 1861, quite unexpectedly, not long before W.T. was born. Mary remarried in December, 1866 to Judge William A. Corry. Mary Matilda (Mollie) Stephens was the neice of Alexander H. Stephens.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence relating to the Stephens-Reid families, who were located in Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Georgia. Included are letters to Mollie Reid with a concentration in early 1962 concerning the death of her husband. Some of her correspondents include Rebecca Burch, a niece by marriage in Thomasville, Georgia, her mother, Mary Elizabeth Booker Stephens, sister Anna Stephens Alexander, and her brothers, John Alexander Stephens, Linton A. Stephens, and William G. (Billy) Stephens. There was also another brother, James Clarence, who is mentioned in some of the letters. Mary's son Leidy is mentioned in nearly every letter.


Index Terms

Alexander, Anna Stephens -- Correspondence
Correspondence.
Crawfordville (Ga.)--History.
Reid, James W., of Thomasville, Georgia -- Correspondence
Reid, Mary Matilda Stephens -- Correspondence
Reid, William T., M.D. -- Correspondence
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
Stephens, John Alexander -- Correspondence
Stephens, John Lindsay, 1815-1856 -- Correspondence
Stephens, Linton, 1823-1872 -- Correspondence
Stephens, Mary Elizabeth Booker -- Correspondence
Stephens, William G. -- Correspondence
Taliaferro County (Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
United States. Army. -- Military life

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Stephens-Reid correspondence, ms2973, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Alexander H. Stephens letters, ms3200; Alexander H. Stephens family papers, ms3823, ms3828; Alexander Stephens photograph, ms2315; Alexander H. Stephens letter to R.H. Norris, ms2465; Alexander H. Stephens letters to J. Glancy Jones, ms2501; Alexander H. Stephens carte de visite, ms3230.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Stephens-Reid Correspondence transcriptions
 
2Mercer University Grade Report, 1842 July 27
 
3T.C. Martin, 1843 May 13
 
4John L. Stephens, 1849 July 4
 
5Alexander Stephens, 1858 April 4
 
6Jo Richards, 1858 October 2
 
7J.J. Robertson (with envelope), 1858 December 3
 
8Sallie Jane, 1858 December 12
 
9Drug Invoice, 1859 March 11
 
10Anna, 1859 October 2
 
11W.H.H. Stewart, 1861 April 14
 
12Rebecca Burch, 1861 August 3
 
13W.H. Hammack, 1861 August 17
 
14James R.W. Reid (with envelope), 1861 August 27
 
15Alex, 1861 September 8
 
16Alex, 1861 October 26
 
17James R.W. Reid, 1861 November 12
 
18J.A. Stephens, 1861 November 19
 
19James R. Reid, 1861 December 6
 
20Alexander Stephens, 1861 December 26
 
21Rebecca Burch, 1862 January 6
 
22S.O.W. Reid, 1862 January 6
 
23James Reid, 1862 January 10
 
24Alex (with envelope), 1862 January 10
 
25A.E. Beall, 1862 January 29
 
26S.J.H., 1862 February 2
 
27W.S. Robertson, 1862 February 7
 
28George F. Bristow, 1862 February 17
 
29John A. Stephens, 1862 March 1
 
30M.F. Durand, 1862 March 8
 
30Benji L.H. Lindsey, 1862 March 10
 
32Rebecca Burch (with envelope), 1862 March 18
 
33Sallie Baker, 1862 March 22
 
34Mrs. S.J. Herring, 1862 October 16
 
35M.E. Robertson, 1863 December 30
 
36J.A. Stephens, 1864 January 30
 
37M.C. Leydance, 1864 February 4
 
38M.E. Stephens, 1864 February 14
 
39W.G. Stephens, 1864-1869 February 20,
 
40S.J. [ ? ], 1864 February 21
 
41G.J. Anderson (with envelope), 1864 February 23
 
42Anna, 1864 March 6
 
43M.E. Stephens, 1864 March 20
 
44M.E. Stephens, 1864 April 20
 
45Rebecca Branch, 1864 June 30
 
46C.A. Sadler, 1864 September 16
 
47Rebecca (?), 1865 March 15
 
48[?] Burch, 1865 March 22
 
49W.E. Stephens, 1865 April 2
 
50Alexander Stephens, 1865 August 17
 
51E. Stephens, 1866
 
52G.A. Lindsey, 1866 February 19
 
53[M.C. Leydance] (?) (with envelope), 1866 April 12
 
54M.C. Leydance (no envelope), 1866 May 7
 
55Sallie Barker, 1866 June 17
 
56Cousin Sweetie, 1866 August 11
 
57Williams S. Stephens, 1866 August 25
 
58Leidy S. Reid, 1866 November 3
 
59W.S. Stephens (no envelope), 1868 January 2
 
60Rebecca, 1868 December 18
 
611 Blank Check with note from Alexander Stephens, 1874 August 28
 
62E. Stephens
 
63Miss M.R.C. Ballie, 1888 December 24
 
64Love letter to A.H. Stephens
 
65Hemlock love letter to A.H. Stephens
 
66Correspondence
 
67Genealogical materials
 
68Holden
 
OS Folder
1Stephens family tree by Mrs. Horace Moore Holden