Mills Bee Lane IV typescript for Dear Mother... and collection of Civil War letters
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Mills Bee Lane IV typescript for Dear Mother... and collection of Civil War letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lane, Mills.
Creator: Pryor, S. G., (Shepherd Green), 1828-1911.
Title: Mills Bee Lane IV typescript for Dear Mother... and collection of Civil War letters
Dates: 1861-1977
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Identification: MS 1291

Biographical/Historical Note

Mills Bee Lane IV (1942-2001) was the son of Mills B. Lane, Jr. and Anne Waring Lane. He owned and published the Beehive Press of Savannah, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of typed copies of Civil War letters of Georgia residents and a typescript of Mills Bee Lane IV's Dear Mother. The letters, 1861-1863, were written by Captain Shepard G. Pryor. Pryor served in the Confederate States Army in the Muckalee Guards, Company A of the 12th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Most of the letters were written by him to his wife; some letters were written from his wife and family members to Pryor. The collection includes a photocopy of the typescript for Lane's Dear Mother, don't grieve about me. If I get killed, I'll only be dead: Letters from Georgia Soldiers in the Civil War.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 12th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lane, Mills.
Letters (correspondence)
Pryor, S. G., (Shepherd Green), 1828-1911.
Typescripts.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Mills Bee Lane IV typescript for Dear Mother... and collection of Civil War letters, MS 1291, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mills B. Lane, IV, 1976, 1978.


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.


Publication Note

Dear Mother, don't grieve about me. If I get killed, I'll only be dead : letters from Georgia soldiers in the Civil War, ed. by Mills Bee Lane IV (Savannah: Beehive Press, 1977).


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

Box

1Letters of Capt. Shepard G. Pryor, 1861-1863 ( 1.0 items. )
 

Box

2Typescript, Dear Mother ( 1.0 items. )