Stephens, Alexander Hamilton Envelope

Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope, 1862 Ms.1987.025


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Betsy Reed, Gradate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1987.025
Title
Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope,1862
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01730.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
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

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope, Ms1987-025], Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Envelope by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

Container List

folder 1
Envelope,
1862