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Collection Number: 02097-z

Collection Title: Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1834-1872.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size About 3,000 items
Abstract Alexander Hamilton Stephens was vice president of the Confederate States of America. His brother, Linton Stephens, was a lieutenant colonel of the 15th Georgia Regiment, Confederate States of America. The collection is chiefly microfilm. Microfilm items consist primarily of correspondence, 1861-1862, between Alexander and Linton Stephens, with some additional correspondence, mostly relating to family matters and involving Henry H. Cumming, James Gardner Junior, and Herschel V. Johnson. Other items include a letter, 18 March 1850, from A. H. Stephens recommending Lucien W. Dawson, son of William Crosby Dawson, for an appointment as a midshipman in the United States Navy; a letter (photocopy), 1861, to Stephens from Thomas O. Moore, governor of Louisiana, certifying that the eight electors for President and Vice President of the Confederacy have been elected, and have voted for Davis and Stephens unanimously; and a letter (photocopy), 5 December 1862, from members of the Georgia legislature asking Stephens to address them on the present crisis.
Creator Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, #2097-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gifts and transfer prior to 1940; 1950; 1954
Location of Originals
Original items at the Prady Memorial Library, Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, Purchase, N.Y. (3,060 items)
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Alexander H. Stephens was vice president of the Confederate States of America. His brother, Linton Stephens, was a lieutenant colonel of the 15th Georgia Regiment, Confederate States of America.

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The collection is chiefly microfilm. Microfilm items consist primarily of correspondence, 1861-1862, between Alexander and Linton Stephens, with some additional correspondence, mostly relating to family matters and involving Henry H. Cumming, James Gardner Junior, and Herschel V. Johnson. Other items include a letter, 18 March 1850, from A. H. Stephens recommending Lucien W. Dawson, son of William Crosby Dawson, for an appointment as a midshipman in the United States Navy; a letter (photocopy), 1861, to Stephens from Thomas O. Moore, governor of Louisiana, certifying that the eight electors for President and Vice President of the Confederacy have been elected, and have voted for Davis and Stephens unanimously; and a letter (photocopy), 5 December 1862, from members of the Georgia legislature asking Stephens to address them on the present crisis.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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