|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Minis, Jacob Florance, 1852-1936.|
|Creator:||Stoddard, Mary Lavinia Mongin.|
|Title:||Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer (1824-1894) was married to Jeremy Francis Gilmer from February 23, 1818 to December 1, 1883. Jeremy Francis Gilmer was a Major General in the Confederate States of America Army. Following the Civil War, the Gilmer's became very active in Savannah, Georgia, living on Bull Street and as part of the Independent Presbyterian Church's congregation.
This collection includes two letters from Mary Lavinia Mongin Stoddard (Mrs. John Stoddard) in Savannah, Georgia, to Louisa in 1864 and a third letter from Jacob Florance Minis in Savannah to Marie in 1924. The 1864 letters inform Louisa Gilmer of news of family, friends, and Savannah activities. Mary Lavinia Mongin Stoddard thanks Louisa far caring for her son, Albert Stoddard. Of interest in the letters are mentions of Joe Gamble and General Hugh W. Mercer, who according to Mary Lavinia Mongin Stoddard "looks like an old gray rat." The purpose of Jacob Florance Minis' letter was to send Marie photographs of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stoddard, which he found among his wife, Louisa Porter Gilmer Minis', papers.
[item identification], Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters, MS 311, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. B. B. Cubbage, 1956.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Item 1: Letter, Mary Lavinia Mongin Stoddard to Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer, undated ( 3.0 p. )|
|Internal evidence suggests the letter was written from Savannah, Georgia around 1864.|
|1||Item 2: Letter, Mary Lavinia Mongin Stoddard to Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer, Savannah, Georgia, undated ( 4.0 p. )|
|1||Item 3: Letter, Jacob Florance Minis to Marie, Savannah, Georgia, 1924 ( 1.0 p. )|