|Creator:||Stevenson, John A.|
|Title:||John A. Stevenson letter|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)|
John A. Stevenson was a private in the 1st Georgia Militia during the Civil War. Prior to this, Stevenson was a profitable slave trader.
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.
John A. Stevenson letter, ms 3810, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.