Item Details

James A. Seddon Papers [manuscript] 1846-1867, 1873, 1960.

Seddon, James A; O'Brien, Gerard
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
The collection contains a letter to J. Mandeville Carlisle, 1847 May 24, on the legal reputation of a Wilman Thomas; a letter to R.M.T. Hunter, 1855 October 19, regarding Hunter's presidential ambitions; a letter to Lt. [N.H.?] Van Zandt, 1863 November 29, on Van Zandt's present to Mrs. Seddon, his naval career, sickness and death in Seddon's family, and commenting briefly on the loss of several Confederate ships; a letter to his sister Sally Bruce, 1864 May 18, comprehensively discussing the war in Virginia and Georgia including the strength of Union forces and needs of the South, and mentioning Colonel Mosby and Generals Grant, Lee, Beauregard, Butler, and Johnston, and the saving of Richmond by "God's grace and the timidity of our enemies"; and a letter to his sister Sally Bruce, 1867 December 6, discussing the trial of Jefferson Davis.
The collection also contains six letters and documents, 1847-1859, by Seddon, Elvira A. Bruce, James C. Bruce, concerning legal matters including the settlement of the estates of James Bruce, and later, Elvira A. Bruce.
The collection also contains a letter to Gov. John Letcher from Seddon, 1861 Sep. 4, concerning a recommendation for Capt. George Harrison; a letter from Sally Bruce Seddon to Charles Bruce, 1865 Feb.14, on the state of the war, conditions in Richmond, her husband's resignation and replacement as Secretary of War by Gen. Breckenridge; a letter from William C. Rives to Jefferson Davis, 1865 Jan. 12; a letter from A.T. Caperton to Jefferson Davis, 1864 Nov.15, concerning Generals Lee and Breckinridge and army enlistments; a letter from Robert L. Montague to Jefferson Davis, 1861 May 15, discussing conditions in Virginia and urging Davis to come to Virginia and assume command; a letter from Charles H. Russell to Jefferson Davis, 1864 Dec. 1, regarding an appointment.
The collection also contains a thesis by Gerard O'Brien "James A. Seddon, prototype of the Old South."
Description
21 items.
Cite as
James A. Seddon Papers, 1846-1847, 1960, Accession #14847, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Terms of Use
Gift : Gerard O'Brien; 6338 Kobletown Road, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414; 2009 Oct. 1 and 2009 Nov.20
Technical Details

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    a| Seddon, James A. q| (James Alexander), d| 1815-1880.
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    a| The collection contains a letter to J. Mandeville Carlisle, 1847 May 24, on the legal reputation of a Wilman Thomas; a letter to R.M.T. Hunter, 1855 October 19, regarding Hunter's presidential ambitions; a letter to Lt. [N.H.?] Van Zandt, 1863 November 29, on Van Zandt's present to Mrs. Seddon, his naval career, sickness and death in Seddon's family, and commenting briefly on the loss of several Confederate ships; a letter to his sister Sally Bruce, 1864 May 18, comprehensively discussing the war in Virginia and Georgia including the strength of Union forces and needs of the South, and mentioning Colonel Mosby and Generals Grant, Lee, Beauregard, Butler, and Johnston, and the saving of Richmond by "God's grace and the timidity of our enemies"; and a letter to his sister Sally Bruce, 1867 December 6, discussing the trial of Jefferson Davis.
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    a| The collection also contains six letters and documents, 1847-1859, by Seddon, Elvira A. Bruce, James C. Bruce, concerning legal matters including the settlement of the estates of James Bruce, and later, Elvira A. Bruce.
    520
      
      
    a| The collection also contains a letter to Gov. John Letcher from Seddon, 1861 Sep. 4, concerning a recommendation for Capt. George Harrison; a letter from Sally Bruce Seddon to Charles Bruce, 1865 Feb.14, on the state of the war, conditions in Richmond, her husband's resignation and replacement as Secretary of War by Gen. Breckenridge; a letter from William C. Rives to Jefferson Davis, 1865 Jan. 12; a letter from A.T. Caperton to Jefferson Davis, 1864 Nov.15, concerning Generals Lee and Breckinridge and army enlistments; a letter from Robert L. Montague to Jefferson Davis, 1861 May 15, discussing conditions in Virginia and urging Davis to come to Virginia and assume command; a letter from Charles H. Russell to Jefferson Davis, 1864 Dec. 1, regarding an appointment.
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    a| The collection also contains a thesis by Gerard O'Brien "James A. Seddon, prototype of the Old South."
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    a| James A. Seddon Papers, 1846-1847, 1960, Accession #14847, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    c| Gift : a| Gerard O'Brien; b| 6338 Kobletown Road, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414; d| 2009 Oct. 1 and 2009 Nov.20
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    a| Beauregard, G. T. q| (Gustave Toutant), d| 1818-1893.
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    a| Bruce, Elvira, d| 1788-1858 x| Estate.
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    a| Bruce, James, d| 1763-1837 x| Estate.
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    a| Butler, Benjamin F. q| (Benjamin Franklin), d| 1818-1893.
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    a| Davis, Jefferson, d| 1808-1889.
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    a| Grant, Ulysses S. q| (Ulysses Simpson), d| 1822-1885.
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    a| Johnston, Joseph E. q| (Joseph Eggleston), d| 1807-1891.
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    a| Lee, Robert E. q| (Robert Edward), d| 1807-1870.
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    a| Mosby, John Singleton, d| 1833-1916.
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    a| Seddon, James A. q| (James Alexander), d| 1815-1880.
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    a| Bruce family.
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    a| Wilmot proviso.
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    a| Executors and administrators z| Virginia.
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    a| Mexican War, 1846-1848.
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    a| Presidents z| United States x| Election y| 1856.
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    a| Richmond (Va.) x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865.
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    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 v| Personal narratives, Confederate.
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    a| United States x| Politics and government y| 1853-1857.
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    a| Confederate States of America x| History.
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    a| Bruce, Sally. d| fl. 1864-1867, e| recipient.
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    a| Caperton, Allen Taylor, d| 1810-1876 e| correspondent.
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    a| Carlisle, J. Mandeville, d| fl. 1847, e| recipient.
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    a| Hunter, R. M. T. q| (Robert Mercer Taliaferro), d| 1809-1887 e| recipient.
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    a| O'Brien, Gerard t| James A. Seddon, prototype of the Old South.
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    a| Rives, William C. q| (William Cabell), d| 1793-1868 e| correspondent.
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