Robert Toombs papers

Robert Toombs papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title: Robert Toombs papers
Dates: Bulk, 1850-1866
Dates: 1837-1880
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms618

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Toombs (1810-1885) was a lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General.

For more information, see the article Robert Toombs (1810-1885) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Robert Toombs from 1837-1880. Includes letters to his wife, Julia Ann Toombs in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, mainly while serving in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. which discuss family matters with some political matters mentioned (1850-1861) and during the Civil War while serving in Virginia (1862) and the Atlanta Campaign (1864). Of particular interest are several letters from Alexander Stephens to Mrs. Toombs discussing political and family matters. Also includes letters (1851-1879) to George Walker Crawford, and his son-in-law, Samuel W. Mays regarding lands owned by Toombs in Tarrant County, Texas.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Crawford, George Washington, 1798-1872
Generals--Confederate States of America.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Legislators--United States.
Mays, Samuel W.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Tarrant County (Tex.)
Toombs, Julia Ann, 1830-1883
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Washington (Ga.)
Wilkes County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Toombs papers, ms618, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Toombs, Robert, 1837-1880
2Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs, 1850-1853
3Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs, 1854-1856
4Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs, 1857-1859
5Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs, 1862-1863
6Toombs, Robert - To Mrs. Toombs, 1864-1866
7Toombs, Robert, 1867-
8Toombs- Invitations, empty envelope
9Toombs, Robert- Papers, 1851-1875
10Toombs letters and others
11Toombs, Robert, 1858
12Toombs, Robert Family record bible