Alexander H. Stephens papers
Scope and Contents
The Alexander H. Stephens papers consist of microfilm containing primarily correspondence. The letters concern Stephens' Georgia plantation and include some letters from his slaves. The correspondence is especially concerned with politics, in Georgia, on the national level, and in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Topics include secession, the formation of the Confederacy, the progress of the war, the eventual defeat of the Confederate armies, and Reconstruction.
The Stephens papers were processed at the Library of Congress in 1971. The finding aid was revised in 2009 and can be found at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010138
- 1784 - 1886
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction and publication restricted, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
Biographical / Historical
Alexander H. Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, journalist, author, statesman, was elected vice president of the Confederate States (1861-1865). After the war, he was elected to U.S. Senate from Georgia, but never presented his credentials. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1873-1882), and as governor of Georgia (1882-1883).
0.5 Cubic Feet (, 57 reels (27,000 items))
Language of Materials
Ownership and Custodial History
Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
Location of Originals
Alexander H. Stephens Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, 2nd St. and Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540, USA.
Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1971. 57 reels ; 35 mm.
- Agriculture -- Georgia
- Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876 (Correspondent)
- Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 (Correspondent)
- Confederate States of America
- Georgia -- Politics and government
- Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893 (Correspondent)
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- Scott, Dred, 1809-1858
- Secession -- United States
- Slavery -- United States
- Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885 (Correspondent)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Alexander H. Stephens Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
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