Ladies Memorial Association records
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Ladies Memorial Association records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ladies' Memorial Association (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Ladies Memorial Association records
Dates: 1867-1897
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 tube)
Identification: MS 0473

Biographical/Historical Note

The Ladies Memorial Association was formed in 1867 in Savannah for the purpose of caring for Confederate graves in laurel Grove Cemetery and to raise funds for a Confederate monument. They merged with the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1897.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the Ladies Memorial Association minute book, 1867-1897, including a unsigned note from Robert E. Lee that he regrets not being able to attend their meetings; an account book, 1867-1897, with information on the merger with the United Daughters of the Confederacy; a letter to the United Daughters of the Confederacy accepting the offer for a merger; a scroll containing a copy of a letter, 1879, from George Wymberley Jones DeRenne, presenting a bronze statue to the Association; and a letter from DeRenne to the Association, 1880, thanking them for the scroll and telling the origin of the statue.

Index Terms

Account books.
De Renne, George Wymberley Jones, 1827-1880.
Ladies' Memorial Association (Savannah, Ga.)
Laurel Grove Cemetery (Savannah, Ga.)
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Letters (correspondence)
Minute books.
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Ladies Memorial Association records, MS 473, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. John W. Daniel, 1952 (Items 1,2,3); George Wymberley Jones DeRenne, date unknown (Item 4).


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



1Minute book, 1867 February 18-1897 June 3
Pasted in the front cover is General Robert E. Lee's unsigned manuscript stating he regrets that he cannot come to their meeting, April 22, 1870. Also laid in is a letter from Clerk of Council, City of Savannah, May 31, 1897, conveying the city's acceptance of the care of the Confederate Monument.


2Account book, 1867 March 19-1897 June 3
Laid in are resolutions of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, April 4, May 17, 1897, regarding the merger with the Ladies Memorial Association, and a calling card of Miss Mildred Lee, daughter of Gen. R.E. Lee.


3Ladies Memorial Association to the Daughters of the Confederacy, 1897 April 24 ( 3.0 p. )
Accepting the offer for a merger.


4Scroll containing copy of letter dated Savannah, from George Wymberley Jones DeRenne presenting to the Ladies Memorial Association a bronze statue of a Confederate Soldier, model of the soldier on top of the Confederate Monument, and resolutions of acceptance of the gift by the Ladies Memorial Association, 1879 May 21, 1879 June 3
Outside box, in tube.


5George Wymberley Jones DeRenne to the Ladies Memorial Association, Savannah, 1880 April 28
Thanks for the scroll, and telling origin of the statue.