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Alexander H. Stephens papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-41
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...
Dates: 1784 - 1886

John Jordan Crittenden papers

 Collection — Reel: microfilm
Identifier: LG-28
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 14 reels of microfilm of the John J. Crittenden papers held at the Library of Congress. Correspondence, legal papers and some speeches and state papers comprise the collection. Correspondence mainly covers Crittenden's career as senator, U.S. attorney general (1841, 1850-1853) and governor of Kentucky (1848-1850).Subjects include national politics, particularly tariff and banking matters, Texas, Mexico, slavery, the southern Whigs, Crittenden's...
Dates: 1782 - 1888