Fannie Lawson letter
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Fannie Lawson letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lawson, Fannie, (Mary Frances), 1835-1915.
Title: Fannie Lawson letter
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1083

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Frances Lawson (1835-1915), called "Fannie," was the daughter of Edmund Reid (1802-1883). She married Thomas G. Lawson. Her brother, John Reid (1839-1924) enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861; he was commissioned in Company B of the 3rd Georgia Regiment and rose to the rank of captain. The Reid family lived in Eatonton, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an 1863 letter from Fannie Lawson to her brother, Captain John S. Reid. In the letter, she writes that she hopes the army will discharge her brother soon.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 3rd.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lawson, Fannie, (Mary Frances), 1835-1915.
Letters (correspondence)
Reid, John, 1839-1924.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Rita Trotz.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fannie Lawson letter, MS 1083, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1970.


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

Item 1: Fannie Lawson to her brother, Captain John S. Reid. Eatonton, Georgia, 1863 September 22 ( 1.0 p. ) View online.