Civil War -- Succession
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MC 6
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection deals with the financial transactions of (and especially debts owed to) Seaborn Jones, the records of his (and to a lesser degree Benning's) law practice, and the Civil War correspondence and records of Henry L. Benning. T he legal papers contain copies of suits and various estate proceedings for a wide variety of individuals; these items reflect other aspects of antebellum life in Georgia, particularly the institution of slavery. Jones's papers included a leather...
Dates: 1795 - 1845
Identifier: MC 1
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of the library (621 volumes) of Absalom Harris Chappell. This library reflects the varied legal and literary (classical and contemporary) interests of a scholarly antebellum attorney. Almost all of them were published before 1860, including a biography of Louis IX from 1668 and an edition of Diogenes from 1562. The collection also contains pamphlets (38, 7 written by A.H. Chappell) dealing with state and national politics, and family correspondence (14...