A Guide to the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope, 1862 Stephens, Alexander Hamilton Envelope Ms1987-025

A Guide to the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-025


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Processed by: Betsy Reed, Gradate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
The collection contains an envelope addressed to Alexander Hamilton Stephens from Albany, Georgia. A note concerning the resignation of E. T. Jones from his commission.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Alexander Hamilton Stephens envelope must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope, Ms1987-025, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired by Special Collections in 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope was completed in September 2013.

Biographical Note

Alexander Hamilton Stephens was born near Crawfordville, Georgia on February 11, 1812. He was a United States congressman and later became the Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. After the war, Stephens was again elected to congress and served until 1882. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1882 but died March 4, 1883 in Atlanta Georgia.

Source: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000854

Scope and Content

The collection contains a small, stamped envelope from Albany, Georgia, dated May 7, 1862. The envelope is addressed to Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy. There is a note written on the opposite side of the envelope concerning the resignation of E. T. Jones from his commission as a 2nd Lt., which took place on March, 4 1862 due to illness.

Index Terms


  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Envelope, 1862