|Creator:||Alberti, Edwin R., d. ca. 1862|
|Creator:||United States. President (1825-1829 : Adams).|
|Title:||Edwin R. Alberti papers|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
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.
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.
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Edwin R. Alberti paperes. MS 3218. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.