Lipscomb family papers

Lipscomb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lipscomb family
Creator: Lipscomb, Andrew A., (Andrew Adgate), 1816-1890
Creator: Lipscomb, Frank A., (Francis Adgate), 1845-1874
Creator: Rutherford, Williams, 1818-1896
Title: Lipscomb family papers
Dates: 1856-1893
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 369 to MS 391 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence of the Lipscomb family from 1856-1893. Includes a letter from Andrew A. Lipscomb to his sister Molly at Tuskegee Female College, Alabama (September 29, 1856) in which he discusses a family death; letter from Williams Rutherford to Alexander H. Stephens (July 10, 1861) pertaining to Rutherford's view of issuing bonds instead of treasury notes for the cotton loan; two letters from Frank A. Lipscomb to his "Auntie" dated Camp Chase, Ohio (1864-1865) in which he advises his aunt not to visit him in jail, the inability to receive newspapers, his health, news from home, and the possibility of moving from Camp Chase; three letters from Lipscomb while in Europe (1866-1867) discuss his boat trip to Europe, travels through Germany and Italy, impressions of Europe, European opinions of Southerners, Lipscomb's aversion to returning to the United States, and his indecision regarding the future.
Coll. Number: ms371

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Adgate Lipscomb (1816-1890), educator and chancellor at the University of Georgia. His son, Francis (Frank) Adgate Lipscomb (1845-1874), educator and Civil War soldier, married Mary Ann Rutherford (1848-1918), daughter of Williams Rutherford.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Camp Chase (Ohio)
Confederate States of America--Commerce.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Cotton trade--Confederate States of America.
Europe--Description and travel.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.

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

Lipscomb family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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