Jefferson Davis Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers include correspondence, 1884-1885, of Jefferson Davis and correspondence, 1890-1904, of Varina Howell Davis with Flora Adams Darling; and a ledger, 1858, believed to be the mailing list for Davis while United States Senator from Mississippi; and correspondence, 1904, of Jefferson Davis Monument Association of Richmond, Va. Includes letter, 25 January 1890, of Varina Davis to Benjamin Stoddert Ewell. Also includes broadside, 1862, of Davis' Inaugural Address; and program, 1893, of exercises at the re-interment of Davis' remains and engravings and prints of Davis.
- Creation: 1858-1904
- Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 (Person)
- Darling, Flora Adams, 1840-1910 (Person)
- Davis, Varina, 1826-1906 (Person)
- Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 (Person)
- Jefferson Davis Monument Association (Richmond, Va.) (Organization)
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Box and folder list compiled by Kelsey Kavanagh, SCRC staff, in October 2011.
- Guide to the Jefferson Davis Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- Language of description note
- The collection description/finding aid is written in English