Edwin R. Alberti papers

Edwin R. Alberti papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Alberti, Edwin R., d. ca. 1862
Creator: United States. President (1825-1829 : Adams).
Title: Edwin R. Alberti papers
Dates: 1798-1863
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3218

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin R. Alberti was a cadet at Philadelphia Military Academy 1814-1817. In 1820 he was a 1st Lieutenant in the United Stated Army Light Artillery, later transferring to the 4th Artillery in Savannah, Georgia. He resigned in 1827. On January 23, 1823 he married Mary Sadler, daughter of Henry Sadler (d. 1828) of Camden County, Georgia. Alberti owned Woodstock Mills, a steam sawmill, in Nassau County, Florida ca. 1840-1860. In 1853 he purchased the sloop B.S. Newcomb.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters, military orders, bills of sale, accounts, a poem, and legal documents. Military papers include President John Quincy Adams' order of November 1826 restoring Alberti to active duty after an inquiry into alleged misconduct. There are numerous documents concerning the sale of slaves. Alberti had power of attorney to handle the estate of Henry R. Sadler, his father-in-law, and these papers deal with the accounts of the heirs and the distribution of the slaves. Alberti was also administrator of the estate of Joseph D. Lauck who died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An 1837 poem "Lines written on the death of my father, George F. Alberti, M.D." is included, but the writer is not identified. There are also papers relating to the B.S. Newcomb.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Alberti, Edwin R., d. ca. 1862 -- Correspondence
Alberti, George F., M.D. -- Poetry
Bills of sale.
Lauck, Joseph D., d. 1819 -- Estate
Legal documents.
Newcomb (Sloop).
Orders (military records).
Sadler, Henry R., d. 1828 -- Estate
Slave bills of sale.
United States. Army.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edwin R. Alberti paperes. MS 3218. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers Edwin R. Alberti, 1820-1863
2Military papers Edwin R. Alberti, 1822-1827
3Sloop B.S. Newcomb, 1851-1853
4Sale of slaves, 1844-1862
5Henry R. Sadler family and estate sale of slaves, 1830-1860
6Henry R. Sadler estate, 1854-1860
7Joseph D. Lauck estate, 1798-1820