Drake family collection

Drake family collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Drake, Jesse T., 1861-1955
Title: Drake family collection
Dates: 1861-1865
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Coll. Number: ms3046

Biographical/Historical Note

Anna L. Drake married Thomas J. Leak on March 10, 1869.

Jesse T. Drake married Essie E. Smith on February 9, 1893 and had thirteen children.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of copies of Civil War letters and related data. Most of the letters were written to Anna L. Drake, who was born October 26, 1842. She did her part to keep the morale of the troops high by writing to them. The letters were found in the home of Jesse T. Drake of Anderson County, South Carolina.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Drake, Anna L., 1842-1886 -- Correspondence
Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.

General Notes

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Drake family collection. MS 3046. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters View online.