|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Ladies' Memorial Association (Savannah, Ga.)|
|Title:||Ladies Memorial Association records|
|Extent:||0.15 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 tube)|
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.
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.
[item identification], Ladies Memorial Association records, MS 473, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. John W. Daniel, 1952 (Items 1,2,3); George Wymberley Jones DeRenne, date unknown (Item 4).
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Minute 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.|
|2||Account 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.|
|3||Ladies Memorial Association to the Daughters of the Confederacy, 1897 April 24 ( 3.0 p. )|
|Accepting the offer for a merger.|
|4||Scroll 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.|
|5||George Wymberley Jones DeRenne to the Ladies Memorial Association, Savannah, 1880 April 28|
|Thanks for the scroll, and telling origin of the statue.|