|Creator:||Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889|
|Creator:||Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804|
|Title:||Framed historic letters collection|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in 1808 and died in 1889, after the Civil War. He was only briefly married and then became a widower. He participated in the Mexican-American War, where he led a regiment on his own, becoming a decorated war veteran by the conflict's end. For a while, Davis was the Secretary of war, and often times a politican of high standing. After secession, he was chosen by popular vote to the Presidency of the Confederacy in February of 1862.
The collection consists of five framed historic documents donated by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation of Atlanta, Georgia. The documents are: 1.) Jefferson Davis letter, July 25, 1850; 2.) James Southall agreement with Mr. William Boucher, June 1797; 3.) Land indenture agreement, January 13, 1843; 4.) John Wilson letter (State vs. Mabrey & Evans); 5.) George Walton letter, January 23, 1709.
Framed historic letters collection, MS 3298. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Gift of the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, as facilitated by the Georgia Museum of Art.