Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark

Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Smith, Robert Blair
Title: Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark
Dates: 1859-1865
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms3833

Biographical/Historical Note

Captain Robert Blair Smith commanded Company K of the 7th Florida Infantry. During the course of the war, he corresponded with Miss Anna Jane Clark of Social Circle, Georgia, whom he later married.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of twenty-five letters, written by Robert Blair Smith to Anna Jane Smith of Social Circle, Georgia during the Civil War. The earliest letter was actually written in 1859, but others date from wartime and were written from various infantry camps throughout the Southeast. His letters report on combat and the daily operations of the infantry, including camp life. The collection also features a table of contents for the letters, listed chronologically and annotated with historical notes in bold and italics.

Index Terms

Clark, Anna Jane
Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 7th. Company K.
Smith, Robert Blair
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Robert Blair Smith letters to Anna Jane Clark, ms 3833, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters and transcriptions