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Peter Wellington Alexander papers, 1835-1910 

Alexander, Peter Wellington, 1825-1886
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30 linear feet (18 boxes and 12 flat boxes)
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Biographical Note

Colonel Peter Wellington Alexander, Confederate States of America, Georgia-born lawyer, editor and Civil War correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and newspapers. These include over four hundred letters to Alexander, as well as miscellaneous letters and telegrams; some of his manuscripts and notes; business records of his law firm; military documents of the western divisions of the Confederate Army; copybooks and letter books; and complete and partial newspapers and clippings from the various Southern newspapers (in particular THE SAVANNAH REPUBLICAN, the DAILY DISPATCH of Richmond, and the ADVERTISER AND REGISTER of Mobile) which carried Alexander's dispatches.