Elijah Broughton letter
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Elijah Broughton letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Broughton, Elijah, 1777-1850.
Title: Elijah Broughton letter
Dates: 1815
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1120

Biographical/Historical Note

Elijah Broughton (1777-1850) was born in South Carolina. He married Lydia Kackler. Broughton fought in the War of 1812 on a privateer and was captured by British troops. He was imprisoned in the Ardent, a prison ship in the Bermuda Harbor. He died in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Elijah Broughton to his wife, Lydia. Writing from Bermuda in 1815, Broughton tells of his life on board the prisoner of war ship off the coast of Bermuda. Lydia Broughton was in Savannah, Georgia.


Index Terms

Broughton, Elijah, 1777-1850.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--War of 1812--Prisoners and prisons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elijah Broughton letter, MS 1120, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jim Morton, 1974.


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: Elijah Broughton to his wife, Lydia, 1815 January 20 ( 2.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)
Sent from Bermuda. Telling her of his life on board the prisoner of war ship off the coast of Bermuda.