Williams family letters, notice, and photograph
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Williams family letters, notice, and photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Williams family.
Creator: Williams, Benjamin S., 1843-
Creator: Williams, Benjamin S., approximately 1796-approximately 1878.
Title: Williams family letters, notice, and photograph
Dates: 1864-1878
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0819

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Straton Williams (ca. 1796-ca. 1878) married Elizabeth Legare Martin. Their son, Gilbert W.M. Williams (1818-1863) was a Colonel in the 47th Georgia Regiment during the Civil War. Gilbert Williams married Esther Cohen (1818-1903) in 1837; their son, Benjamin S. Williams (b. 1843) also fought in the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photocopies of letters, a notice, and a photograph. The first letter may be from Benjamin S. Williams, son of G.W.M. Williams, rather than from Benjamin Straton Williams. In the letter, written to his daughter from Camp Jackson in 1864, B.S. Williams reveals that none of the camps have money and explains that he has sold some of her cloth for $130, as no one has received pay in six months. The second letter is from the Benjamin Straton Williams (the elder) to the Commissioner of Pensions, Brunson-Port Royal Railroad. The letter of 1878 makes application for pension due for his services in the War of 1812. The notice (unsigned) is addressed to Benjamin Williams from New Orleans. It instructs Williams that he can execute the enclosed voucher for pension payment on or after September 4, 1878. The last item in the collection is a photocopy of a photograph of Gilbert W. Williams.


Index Terms

Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Legal notices.
Letters (correspondence)
Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects.
United States--History--War of 1812--Veterans.
Williams family.
Williams, Benjamin S., 1843-
Williams, Benjamin S., approximately 1796-approximately 1878.
Williams, Gilbert W. M., 1818-1863.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a family descendant.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Williams family letters, notice, and photograph, MS 819, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Norman Williams, 1973.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: B.S. Williams to his daughter. Camp Jackson, 1864 July 5 ( 2.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
Reveals that there is no money in any of the camps, no one has received pay for six months; he has sold some of his daughter's cloth for $130.
 
Item 2: Benjamin Williams to Commissioner of Pensions. Brunson-Port Royal Railroad, S.C., 1878 May 28 ( 1.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
Makes application for pension due for his services in the War of 1812.
 
Item 3: Notice (unsigned) to Benjamin Williams. New Orleans, La., 1878 August 14 ( 1.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
Instructs Williams that he can execute the enclosed voucher [for pension payment] on or after September 4, 1878.
 
Item 4: Photocopy of a photograph of G.W. M Williams, 47th Georgia Volunteers, 1861-1863