Ellen Buchanan Screven reminiscences

Ellen Buchanan Screven reminiscences

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Screven, Ellen Buchanan, b. 1841
Title: Ellen Buchanan Screven reminiscences
Dates: 1915
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 369 to MS 391)
Abstract:The collection consists of the reminiscences of Ellen Buchanan Screven written in 1915. The manuscript contains information on growing up in Annapolis, Maryland, the outbreak of the Civil War, social life in Mobile, Alabama, during the war, the 1876 yellow fever epidemic in Georgia, the death of her husband, raising her children alone, and the relationship between her family and the black slaves or servants.
Coll. Number: ms369(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Ellen Buchanan Screven (b. 1841), married George Proctor Screven (d. 1876) in 1861.

Index Terms

Annapolis (Md.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Mobile (Ala.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Mobile (Ala.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Slavery--United States.
Southern States--Race relations.
Yellow fever--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ellen Buchanan Screven reminiscences, MS 369. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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