John A. Stevenson letter

John A. Stevenson letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Stevenson, John A.
Title: John A. Stevenson letter
Dates: 1875-1890
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Coll. Number: ms3810

Biographical/Historical Note

John A. Stevenson was a private in the 1st Georgia Militia during the Civil War. Prior to this, Stevenson was a profitable slave trader.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a letter, dated March 17, 1875, written by John A. Stevenson in Savannah, Georgia to a relative in Pennsylvania. He recounts the events of his life since leaving Philadelphia in 1840, including his move to Charleston, South Carolina, where he married, to Savannah, where he became a slave trader. Accompanying the letter is a note from H. H. DeLeon from Charleston, SC, June 10, 1890, concerning property he purchased at auction.

Index Terms

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Savannah (Ga.)
Slave traders--Georgia.
Stevenson, John A.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John A. Stevenson letter, ms 3810, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, H. H. DeLeon note, scan of letter, and transcription