Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters
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Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Minis, Jacob Florance, 1852-1936.
Creator: Stoddard, Mary Lavinia Mongin.
Title: Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters
Dates: 1864-1924
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0311

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Gamble, Joseph.
Gilmer, Louisa Frederika Alexander, 1824-1895.
Letters (correspondence)
Mercer, Hugh Weedon, 1808-1877.
Minis, Jacob Florance, 1852-1936.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Stoddard, Albert.
Stoddard, Mary Lavinia Mongin.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer letters, MS 311, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. B. B. Cubbage, 1956.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Item 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.


1Item 2: Letter, Mary Lavinia Mongin Stoddard to Louisa Frederika Alexander Gilmer, Savannah, Georgia, undated ( 4.0 p. )


1Item 3: Letter, Jacob Florance Minis to Marie, Savannah, Georgia, 1924 ( 1.0 p. )