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Alexander Atkinson Lawrence papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson, 1869-1930.
Title: Alexander Atkinson Lawrence papers
Dates: 1915-1981
Extent: 26.0 cubic feet (48 boxes, 73 volumes)
Identification: MS 2019

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Atkinson Lawrence (1906-1979) was born in Savannah, Georgia, on December 28, 1906. He was the son of Alexander Atkinson Lawrence and Isabel Ashby Paine. He attended Massie School (Savannah, Ga.) and Woodberry Forest Preparatory (Orange, Virginia). He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1929 and read law in his father's Savannah law office, Lawrence and Abrahams. He married Margaret Adams on April 18, 1933, and they had two children. From 1930-1969, Alexander Lawrence practiced law in Savannah as a partner in the firm of Bouhan, Lawrence, Williams, and Levy and established a wide reputation in the legal profession. He engaged in mainly civil cases and represented some of Savannah's major insurance, utility and railroad companies. In 1968, he was nominated to the bench of the Federal District Court of South Georgia. As judge he faced the issue of the desegregation of the Savannah-Chatham County public school system. One of his highest profile civil-damages case grew out of the February 1971 explosion at the Thiokol Chemical Corporation in Woodbine, Georgia.

Lawrence served as president of the Georgia and Savannah bar associations. He was a member of the Georgia Bar Examiners' Board, the American College of Trial lawyers, Georgia Historical Commission, Society of Colonial Wars, Society of the Cincinnati, and he served as president of the Georgia Historical Society from 1945 until 1952. He was an active participant in the historic preservation movement in Savannah.

Lawrence possessed a great interest in history and wrote several works. His first, James Moore Wayne, Southern Unionist (1943), was a biography of a Savannahian who served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1835-1867 but refused to join in secession in 1861. His most popular work, Storm Over Savannah (1951; rev. 1979), recounted the siege of the city in 1779. Lawrence's Present for Mr. Lincoln (1961) received an award from the American Association of State and Local History. Other works include: James Johnston, Georgia's First Printer (1956), and A History of the Georgia Supreme Court (1948).

Alexander Atkinson Lawrence died on August 20, 1979.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the personal and business papers of Alexander Atkinson Lawrence. The collection is arranged into 7 series: personal, educational, and legal papers; correspondence and speeches; A Present for Mr. Lincoln research materials; Storm Over Savannah research materials; James Moore Wayne research materials; Johnny Leber materials; and historical markers and sites.


Index Terms

Civil law--Georgia.
Civil rights--Georgia.
Constitutional law.
Criminal law--Georgia
Estaing, Charles Henri, comte d', 1729-1794.
Fort Jackson (Ga.)
Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort)
Habeas corpus--Georgia.
Historical markers--Georgia--Chatham County.
Inmates of institutions--Georgia.
Johnston, James.
Judges--Georgia.
Judicial opinions--Georgia.
Law.
Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson, 1869-1930.
Leber, Johnny.
Legal documents.
Letters (correspondence)
Manuscripts for publication.
Research notes.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Savannah (Ga.)--History--Siege, 1779.
Scrapbooks.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
Speeches (documents)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Participation, French.
Wayne, James Moore, 1790-1867.
Woodberry Forest School.

Location of Originals

Original materials in the possessions of University of North Carolina; University of Michigan; Indiana State Library; University of Georgia Library; Porter W. Carswell; Library of Congress; Solomon's Lodge (Savannah, Ga.); Indiana Historical Society; Emory University Library; Sullivan Bond; Detroit Public Library; Duke University; Wisconsin Historical Society; Maine Historical Society; Avingnon Municipal Library; and William L. Clement Library.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Alexander Atkinson Lawrence papers, MS 2019, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander Atkinson Lawrence, 1979.


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

Alexander Atkinson Lawrence, A Present for Mr. Lincoln (Ardivan Press, 1961); Storm Over Savannah (University of Georgia Press, 1951; reprinted 1968; reprinted Savannah, Ga.: Tara Press, 1979); James Moore Wayne (University of North Carolina Press, 1943; reprinted Greenwood Press, 1970).


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

SERIES 1:: Personal, educational, and legal papers, 1930-1979

This series contains 73 volumes of briefs, unreported and reported opinions of Judge Alexander Atkinson Lawrence from his work both as an attorney with Bouhan, Lawrence, Williams, and Levy (1930-1968) and while on the bench of the Federal District Court of South Georgia (Savannah, Ga.), 1968-1979. A few of the volumes contain both professional and personal photographs. Other items from Lawrence's professional career include notebooks and correspondence concerning his nomination and appointment to the bench of the Federal District Court of South Georgia. Also included in the series are items from Lawrence's time at Woodberry Forest School (Orange, Va.) and the University of Georgia. Among these items are a scrapbook from Woodberry Forest School, notebooks from the University of Georgia, and photographs.

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11Letters to his grandfather, R. de Lawrence, 1915
2School paper, "The Cruise of the Ben Bolt, 1915-1925"
Scrapbooks

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13WWI Navy, 1915-1920
4WWI Aviation, 1918-1919
5Correspondence sent while at Woodberry
6Woodberry Forest School, scholastic reports, 1921-1924
7Issues of the Taylor Tribune, October 6, 1924-November 17, 1924
8English vocabulary list, 1925
9Scrapbook of humorous stories, 1925
Class notes

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110Course on Georgia history, University of Georgia (also includes drawings and sports statistics), 1925 and 1926
11Class in Greek, 1925-1926
12Sigma Alpha Epsilon, membership certificate, 1926. Photograph of 1929 SAE Phi Beta Kappas
13Correspondence, 1929
University of Georgia

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114Examinations for English, 1927-1928; Greek, 1927; Latin, 1927
Notes and examinations
15History

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216Physics
17Latin
18Commerce
19Math
20-21English
22Miscellaneous
23Textbook, Marbot A. Austerlitz
(including drawings and sports statistics)
24Scholastic reports, 1926-1928
25Graduation program, 1929
26Poetry book, The Englishman in Greece by Sir Rennell Rodd, Oxford, 1910
27Photograph, circa 1925-1929
Lessons from reading law

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228March 1, 1930
29March 15, 1930
30March 21, 1930
31March 29, 1930
32April 5, 1930
33April 12, 1930
34April 19, 1930
35April 26, 1930
36May 3, 1930
37May 10, 1930

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338May 17, 1930
39May 26, 1930
40June 9, 1930
41-44Notebooks of quotes, writings, etc.
45Wedding invitation, Alexander Atkinson Lawrence and Margaret Adams, April 18, 1933
46Legal calendar with notes, 1938
Lawyer's desk book

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3471938

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4481939
49Historical notebook
50Index of cases on automobiles and evidence in Georgia
51Oath of office for U.S. Judge; includes other items regarding appointment, 1968
52Resolutions regarding judgeship
53Newspapers clippings concerning appointment
Letters and correspondence concerning his appointment to U.S. Judge

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454-591967-March 1968

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560-67April-July 1968

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668-75July-September 1968
76Correspondence, 1972-1978
77Letters concerning recommendation to U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
78Personnel actions and correspondence concerning Senior Judge status and retirement, 1976-1978
79Richard B. Russell Foundation
80Photographs, 2 items
81Judges' dictionary
82Autobiographical materials on Judge Lawrence
Scrapbook, Woodberry Forest School, 1922-1924

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1Woodberry Forest School certificate of distinction, 1921-1922; Woodberry Forest School diploma, June 5, 1925; certificate of admission for U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 5th district, November 19, 1943; watercolor from materials on Siege of Savannah
Briefs

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1Letter to his father, 1918; photographs of Alexander A. Lawrence as a child, 1930-1931.

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2-71931-1937

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8Photograph of Lawrence and his son, 1937-1938.

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9-101938-1940

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11Photograph taken November 18, 1940, 1940-1941.

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121941-1942

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13Photograph of A.A. Lawrence, 1942-1943.

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14-151943-1945

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16War related certificates. Photo of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1945-1946.

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17Photograph of University of Georgia Club, 1947, 1946-1947.

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18-191947-1949

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20Includes speeches and photographs, 1949-1950.

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21-251950-1955

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26Photographs of the Two-Minute Club award banquet, 1955-1956.

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27-281956-1958

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29Photographs of dove hunt, speech at Wesleyan Historical Panel, and Magna Carta Society, 1958, 1958-1959.

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301959-1960

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31-33Briefs and speeches, 1960-1963

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34Briefs and papers

Photograph of Lawrence and two men next to the Warren A. Candler Hospital marker, 1963-1964.

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35Photograph of Lawrence near Johnson Square, 1964-1965.

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36Briefs, papers, and speeches, 1965-1966
Photograph at Massie School

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37Briefs, 1966-1967
Photograph of Lawrence, December 1966

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38Briefs and papers, 1967-1968

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39-73Reported and Unreported Opinions, 1968-1979
 

SERIES 2:: Correspondence and speeches, 1940-1979

This series contains correspondence, 1955-1979 and speeches, 1940-1979. The correspondence is from both his personal and professional lives. The speeches were delivered to a variety of organizations including civic, patriotic, professional, and society. The correspondence is arranged according to Lawrence's original order. The arrangement is chronological, then alphabetical. The speeches are arranged chronologically with undated speeches at the end.
Correspondence

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11955-1959

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2E-F, 1960-1961

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3G-, E-F, 1961

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4G-I, 1963

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5J-H, 1963 1964

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6J-D, 1964 1965

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7E-F-E-F, 1965 1966

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8G-G, 1966 1967

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9H-J-C, 1967 1968

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10D-D, 1968 1969

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11E-F-S, 1969 1970

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12T-V-K-L, 1970 1972

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13M-M, 1972 1974

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14N-O-D, 1974 1976

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15E-F-N-O, 1976 1978

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16332-338P-Q, 1978 1979, August
Speeches

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16339"Tongue and Cheek"
340If Longstreet Had Come up at Gettysburg, October 25, 1947
341Introduction of Senator Leverett Salton Stall, 1950
342From Rabun Gap to Tybee Light, February, 1950
343My Life with Flora, March 25, 1955
344Colonial Dames, April 11, 1956
345Magna Carta, 1958
346Pitfalls in the examination and cross examination of witnesses, 1958
347Madeira Club, January 23, 1958
348Christ Church 250th Anniversary, February 12, 1958
349Savannah's historic Heritage, November, 1959
350Central Georgia Historical Society, January 28, 1960
351The Thirteenth Colony, April 2, 1960
352Richmond County Historical Society, October 27, 1960
353Neo-Puritanism in the Modern World, April 30, 1961
354Lawyers Title Insurance Publication, 1961
355The Private, unexpurgated diary of a member of Mariana Knox's Fun-Fabulous European Tour, 1962

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17356Madeira Club, Ladies' Party, June 2, 1962
357Charleston Rotary Club, June 6, 1962
358Augusta Bar Association, May 1, 1963
359Presentation of Scroll to Senator Russell, May 4, 1963
360Law Day, University of Georgia, 1963
361Vidalia Speech, DAR, November 6, 1963
362Waycross Teachers Association, February 28, 1964
363Four Influential Women of Savannah, April 23, 1964
364The March to the Sea, Atlanta Civil War Panel, June 10, 1964
365Waycross Kiwanis Club, December 7, 1964
366Hibernian, 1964
367Savannah's Lost Houses of the Confederacy, 1964
368Medical Staff at Candler Hospital, January 19, 1965
369Joint Meeting Brunswick and Savannah Rotary Club, February 18, 1965
370Deep South Regional Convention, March 1965
371Lachlan McIntosh dedication, July 1, 1965
372Men's Garden Club, December 9, 1965
373Madeira Club, 1965
374Robert E. Lee, January 20, 1966
375Travel editors, April 1966
376Rotary Golf Tournament, May 5, 1966
377Cotton Importers Association, June 6, 1966
378Columbus, Georgia, October 22, 1966
379Introduction of Gerald Underwood, British Consul General, November 15, 1966
380What Alexander Lawrence would do with one million dollars, January 16, 1967
381Ductile Iron Group, Hilton Head, January 27, 1967
382Sylvania Rotary Club, March 16, 1967 and Georgia Entomological Society, March 22, 1967
383A Welcome to Visiting Industrialists, April 6, 1967

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18384PEO Convention, April 19, 1967; and GSME Ladies Night, May 26, 1967
385Beaufort Volunteer Fireman's Banquet, July 10, 1967; and Georgia Chamber of Commerce Exec. Association, August 22, 1967
386Introduction for Maddox at RBB Banquet, September 26, 1967
387Junior League, November 1967
388Charleston Rotary Club, November 9, 1967
389Knights of Columbus, February 24, 1968
390Jasper Greens, March 1968
391Waycross Rotary Club, Ladies Night, April 3, 1968
392Conference of Southern Historical Societies, April 4, 1968
393Southern Association of Railroads and Utilities Commissioners, April 19, 1968
394Augusta Kiwanis Club, May 21, 1968
395Colonial Wars, Atlanta Chapter, May 31, 1968
396German Heritage Society, October 15, 1968
397Propeller Club of the U.S., October 15, 1969
398Law Day, Augusta, 1969
399Savannah Bar Association, March 12, 1970
400Introduction of Chief Justice Almand, May 14, 1970
401A Federal Judge's Prayer, March 17, 1971
402Remarks to Atlanta Lawyers Club, March 17, 1971
403Introduction of French Ambassador, Charles Lucet, May 5, 1971
404Speech made to Home Federal, December 5, 1972
405Introduction of Dean Rusk, March 5, 1973
406Secretaries State Convention, April 28, 1973
407A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony and the State of Georgia, 1733-1863
408Columbia, S.C. speech, August 22, 1974
409Estate Planning for Federal District Judges, September 16, 1974

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19410Atlantic Judicial Circuit Bar Association, April 24, 1975
411Swearing-in ceremony of Bankruptcy Judge Coolidge, July 1, 1975
412St. Andrew's Society Banquet, December 2, 1975
413Report to District and Circuit Judges of the 5th Circuit at Exec. Comm., Judicial Conference, Houston, 1976
414Statesboro Annual Meeting of First District Medical Society, March 24, 1976
415Georgia Association of Historians, April 3, 1976
416University of Georgia Alumni Seminar, May 15, 1976
417Georgia Association Press Annual meeting, Awards Luncheon, Jekyll Island, May 16, 1976
418Historic Savannah Ceremonies, October 9, 1976
419Madrid Club, March 8, 1977
420Judicial Conference of the Sixth Circuit, Louisville, May 11-13, 1977
421Younger Lawyers Section of State Bar Luncheon, June 2, 1977
422Unveiling of Judge Lawrence's Portrait, September 28, 1977
423Savannah Bar Association, January 12, 1978
424Pittsburg, Patent Law Association, January 18, 1978
425Augusta Bar Association Annual Meeting, January 25, 1978
426Park and Tree Commission, February 1, 1978
427Savannah Tree Conference, February 1-2, 1978
428Sons of American Revolution, February 17, 1978
429A Toast of Helen Hays, May 6, 1978
430Scenario and Script for Sax's Retirement Dinner party, May 25, 1978
431Avant B. Edenfield, swearing-in speech, November 9, 1978
432Founders Day dinner at Athens, January 26, 1979
433Naturalization Proceedings at Savannah, August 16, 1979
434Southeast Museum Conference
435122 West Oglethorpe
436Indian Village
437Jones v. Ault
438Development and Evolution, 1733-1900
439The Coming of the Jews to Colonial Georgia
440Miscellaneous
441The Cloister

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20442Character sketch: Charles Henri Comte d'Estaing
443Homes Associated with the Revolutionary War
444Historical Markers in Coastal Georgia
445My Life with Flora
446The Indian Giver
447In the Matter of Coldr (book review)
448Sights and Sounds of Savannah
449The Black Robe of Tyranny
450Savannah's connection with other states in the southeast
451Savannah women of the Confederacy
452Civil War notes about vignettes of Savannah
453Savannah and the Civil War
454A lawyer looks at women
455Robert Morris Associate
456Junior Chamber of Commerce
457Sherman at Savannah
458Capture of Savannah
1Speeches, 1940
2Speeches, 1847-1948
 

SERIES 3:: A Present for Mr. Lincoln research materials, 1959-1965

This series contains research materials for Lawrence's book, A Present for Mr. Lincoln. It includes photocopies and transcripts of letters, diaries, and newspaper articles from other repositories. Also included are photographs, prints, and a scrapbook of published and unpublished reviews of A Present for Mr. Lincoln and Johnny Leber. The scrapbook also contains a merit certificate presented to Judge Lawrence for A Present for Mr. Lincoln from the American Association for State and Local History in 1962.

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11Cohen letters owned by Miss Jeanne Hunter. Two Adam Leopold Alexander letters (University of NC)
2-3Edward C. Anderson (nephew of Col. Anderson)
4William S. Basinger reminiscences
5Berry Benson reminiscences. Joseph Espy letters. Log of USS Augusta (University of NC)
6Photostats letters of John M. Bessmer (University of Michigan)
Diaries

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17Daniel E. Bruce, a teamster 87th Regiment (Indiana State Library)
8E.P. Burton, 7th Illinois Regiment
9Carlton-Newton-Mell collection (University of Georgia Library)
Letters

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110John Devine Carswell and his father, John Wright Carswell, 1861, 1862 (owned by Porter W. Carswell)
11Pope Barrow and Howell Cobb, Jr. (Cobb papers, University of Georgia Libraries); Brown letters (papers of Col. David C. Barrow, University of Georgia Libraries)
12Excerpts from Confederate ordinance records, Savannah, Georgia (Library of Congress)
13Confederate Veteran
14Naval letters from Capt. Percival Drayton ( Bulletin, New York Library, 1906)
15Private journal of E.W. Drummond and war memories of Mary A. Drummond
16Diary of James G. Essington
17Photostat letter of John W. Geary to Solomon's Lodge and copy of resolution of lodge, 1866
(original in possession of Solomon's Lodge)
18Letters of George W. Gift, CSN (University of North Carolina)
19Judge Richard T. Gibson letter. Linda McNeil, two letters
20William J. Hardee papers
21John Hart Diary
22Letters of Moses Harter; recollections of Daniel H. Rowe; diary of William Lomax (Indiana Historical Society)
Excerpts

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123 History of 15th Iowa Volunteers by Wm. Worth Belknap; Francis R. Baker diary

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224Letters of Charles C. Jones, Jr. and William B. Hodgson (Margaret Branch Sexton Collection, University of Georgia Libraries); journal (Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. collection University of Georgia)
25W.L. Landershine diary. Fort Pulaski
26Log books of Union vessels
27Letters and journal of John Newland Maffitt (University of North Carolina)
28O.M. Poe letters
29Letters of Joseph C. Thompson in possession of Edward W. Bell, Savannah
30Wm. E. Strong reminiscences of capture of Fort McAllister (Sherman collection, Library of Congress)
31Aaron Wilbur papers and letter of George A. Mercer (Emory University Library)
32A "reminiscence of the war" by Mary A. Wragg (original in possession of Sullivan Bond)
33George F. Palmes
34Montfort letters; Hanleiter diary; Henry L. Graves letters
35John Weissert letters
36Alpheus S. Williams letters (Detroit Public Library)
37Jeremy F. Gilmer letters
38Lafayette McLaws letters
39Bartow at Manassas recollections by S.F. Culpepper
40Major George W. Anderson papers
41John McCrady papers
42Wayne papers
43C.C. Jones letters
44Official records, skirmish at Whitemarsh Island

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345Correspondence: Chicago Historical Society; Chicago Public Library; Illinois State Historical Library
46-47Letters of Jane Petigru (Baber-Blackshear collection, University of Georgia Libraries)
48Charles Brown papers (Duke University)
49Robert Bruce Hoadley papers (Duke University)
50Michael H. Turrentine papers (Duke University)
51Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. papers (Duke University)
52Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard papers (Duke University)
53Elizabeth Buntyn papers (Duke University)
54George A. Mercer diary
55Wilbur collection (Duke University)
56Items from the Wisconsin Historical Society
57-58Excerpts, regimental histories and diaries concerning Sherman's march through Georgia and occupation of Savannah

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459-62Excerpts, regimental histories and diaries concerning Sherman's march through Georgia and occupation of Savannah
63-65Newspapers, articles from all over the country regarding Civil War
66Book reviews
Correspondence

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467-721959-October 1961

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5731962
74Connecticut
75Georgia
76Illinois
77Indiana
78Iowa
79Louisiana
80Massachusetts
81Michigan
82Minnesota
83Missouri
84New York
85North Carolina
86Ohio
87Pennsylvania
88Rhode Island
89South Carolina
90Tennessee
91Vermont
92Virginia
93Wisconsin

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694-97Publisher, 1960-1965
98National Archives, 1959-1961
99Inter-library-loans, 1959-1961
100James N. Adams and Lee Deloache, researchers, 1959
101John de Porry, researcher, 1959-1961
102Helen Burr Smith, researcher, 1959-1960
Photographs and prints

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6103Edward Porter Alexander; Francis Stebbin Bartow; William Starr Basinger; Pierre Gustave Toutant; Beauregard; John White Geary; Jeremy Francis Gilmer; William Joseph Hardee; Henry Rootes Jackson; Joseph E. Johnston; Charles C. Jones, Jr.; Alexander R. Lawton; Robert Edward Lee; Lafayette McLaws; George Anderson Mercer; Hugh Weedon Mercer; Charles Olmstead; Gilbert Moxley Sorrel; Josiah Tattnal; H.C. Wayne; Charles Claudius Wilson
104Confederate Ram Atlanta; USS Leigh; USS Montauk; US Weehawken; diagram showing the relative position of the guns on the river defenses of Savannah, Ga.; ground plan and view of Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee River; unidentified battery
105Fort Pulaski; drawings of Sherman review the troops on Bay Street, Savannah, Ga.; officers' quarters, Green island; rebel batteries near Savannah; the defenses of Savannah, the Rebel Ram Georgia, and obstructions placed in the Savannah River, at Elba Island, to resist the approach of the Union fleet; the destruction of the Rebel Ram Savannah by the enemy on the eve of the Federal occupation of Savannah; General Kilpatrick's headquarters in Savannah; Savannah, Ga. riverfront; the first Flag of Independence raised in the South by the citizens of Savannah;, November 8, 1860; Bull Street, Savannah; Broad Street, Savannah; Martello Tower, Tybee Island, Ga., Co. I, 48th New York; Battery Lee and Fort Jackson, Savannah River; Fort Jackson, looking west; interior of Fort Jackson; interior of Battery Lee
106Book report by George Mundy
107Scrapbook, reviews of A Present for Mr. Lincoln and Johnny Leber, 1961-1963, 1967-1970
 

SERIES 4:: Storm Over Savannah research materials, 1951-1981

This series contains research materials used by Lawrence for Storm Over Savannah. Included are correspondence pertaining to the research and documents used, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Also included is a scrapbook of published and unpublished reviews for Storm Over Savannah and other works by Judge Lawrence, such as James Johnston, Georgia's First Printer, which was published in 1956.

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11Author's contract, March 1, 1951
2-15Correspondence, 1948-1973
16Publishing contract, 1978
Correspondence

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1171978-1979
18Ralph Steven, University of Georgia Press, 1950-1952
19British Museum, 1950-1951
20Abel Doysie, 1950-1951
21Earl of Lauderdale, 1951
22Savannah Public Library, 1950-1951
23New York Public Library, 1950-1951
24Kenneth Coleman, 1950-1951
25John Carter Brown Library, 1950-1951

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226Library of Congress
27Dallas Young, 1952
28Concerning various Frenchmen
29Pinckney letter, regarding, 1950
30Pulaski, regarding, 1950-1951
31Sir James Wright portrait, regarding, 1956-1958
32Anthony Stokes, regarding, 1953-1955
33Reviews, 1951-1952
Correspondence

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234George Fenwick Jones about Frederick von Porbeck's map of Siege of Savannah
35Robert S. Davis, Jr.
36Mrs. Thomas R. White
37Colin Campbell, regarding British capture of Savannah, December 29, 1778
38George P. Clark, regarding Haitian participation in the Siege
39Gordon B. Smith, Jr. research notes
40Scipion de Castries journal
41Lincoln-McIntosh-Pulaski letters (Maine Historical Society, University of Georgia Library)
42Material relating to John H. Cruger and Quash Dolly
43Journal de Campagne d'un officer du regiment de Hainault and journal of Pierre Alexandre de Pastour de Costebelle
44Correspondence of General Benjamin Lincoln
45Casimir Pulaski letters relating to Siege of Savannah
46Correspondence of General Prevost with Clinton and Fuser, British Intelligence reports (William L. Clement Library)

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347Meyronnet de Saint-March journal of Siege of Savannah, including translation by Roberta Leighton in the New York Historical Quarterly, July 1952
48Extract of journal de Campagne du Chevalier Jean-Reny de Tarragon
49Journal de la Campagne de Vaisseau la Marseillais... (Municipal Library, Avingnon)
50Miscellaneous correspondence of Lincoln and d'Estaing; reports as to landing places, convention of retreat and ship passenger lists
51Col. John Maitland
52Peyrelongue
53Casualty lists and returns, British, French, and American
Journals

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354Unidentified officer aboard le Majlifique
55Unidentified French officer
56Lachlan McIntosh letters

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457 The London Chronicle, February 27, 1770, regarding the litigation of d'Estaing's legitimacy
58Report from d'Estaing to M. de Sartine
59Major John Jones, Thomas Pinckney, and Col. John Laurens
60Miscellaneous research files
61Maps
62Photocopies of prints
63Photographs: Charles Henry Comte d'Estaing; Louis Marie, Vicomte de; Noailles; John Maitland; George Prevost; Casimir Pulaski; Albert Rosenthal; Thirlastane Castle, Lauder; Scotland; La Citadelle
64Correspondence with dr. Preston Russell, 1979-1981
65Scrapbook, reviews of Storm Over Savannah; James Johnston, Georgia's First Printer; and other works by Judge Lawrence, 1950-1952, 1954, 1957-1959, 1963, 1966, 1979-1970, 1977
 

SERIES 5:: James Moore Wayne research materials, 1937-1977

This series contains research materials used by Lawrence for James Moore Wayne. Included are correspondence pertaining to the research and documents used, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook of published and unpublished reviews of James Moore Wayne. The scrapbook also contains original and photocopies of letters written by Wayne, which span the years 1824-1861.

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11-5Research notes by chapter
6Notes for index to Wayne book
Correspondence

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17-81937-1938

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29-151939-1945
16-17With publisher
18Personal research trips

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319-20Correspondence regarding research in other cities on Wayne
21Miscellaneous research notes
Correspondence

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322Regarding the Supreme Court, and notes
23Regarding Wayne-Daniell duel, and notes
24Miss Maud K. Sites, research, 1939-1943
25Regarding reviews of book, and notes
26Regarding reprint of Wayne book, 1969-1977

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427Regarding Dred Scott Case, 1939-1941, and notes
28H.C. Wayne and John M. Cuyler family information
29Letters of thanks and congratulations on Wayne book
30Correspondence regarding photographs of James Moore Wayne
31Photographs and prints: James Wayne Cuyler; Dred Scott; Alexander H. Stephens; H.C. Wayne; Henry Constantine Wayne with two sons; James Moore Wayne (photo and daguerreotype); Mrs. James Moore Wayne; Richard Wayne; Wayne-Gordon House; letter from Joseph Story to Wayne, September 20, 1843; Harpers Weekly, June 7, 1862, Hospital at Fort Monroe; group photograph of Supreme Court Justices Davis, Swayne, Grier, Wayne, Chase, Nelson, Clifford, Miller, and Field, 1865
32Scrapbook, reviews of James Moore Wayne, A Southern Unionist, 1843-1845, 1951-1954
 

SERIES 6:: Johnny Leber materials, 1961-1979

This series contains correspondence and a draft of a manuscript entitled, Johnny Leber.

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11Draft of manuscript
2Copyright registration
Correspondence
Ashantilly Press
31979, concerning transfer of copyright
4-61961-1963
71965
8Allen P. Julian, Atlanta Historical Society, 1961-1962
9-111961-1963
 

SERIES 7:: Historical markers and sites, 1950-1970

This series contains files on Chatham County historical markers, Savannah's Revolutionary Battlefield Park, Fort McAllister, and Fort Jackson.
Historical markers

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11List of state historical markers
2Attack on British lines
3Comer House, Jefferson Davis
4Joseph Vallence Bevan
5S.S. Savannah and S.S. John Randolph
6Tomochichi grave
7Trustees Garden
8James Moore Wayne
9Waterwitch
10Sorrel-Weed House
11Old Harbor Light
12Congregation Mickve Israel
13Lutheran Church of the Ascension
14Davenport House
15Site of Colonial Shipyard
16Trinity United Methodist Church
17Mulberry Grove
18Madison Square
19Sherman's headquarters
20Warren A. Chandler Hospital
21Habersham markers
22McIntosh markers
23Confederate Monument
24Landing of Oglethorpe and the colonists
25Henry R. Jackson
26Duelist grave
27Hugh McCall
28Georgia Historical Society, Hodgson Hall
29Girl Scout headquarters
30Old City Exchange bell
31Lachlan McIntosh
32Samuel Elbert
33Fort Wayne
34Pulaski
35Caruthers
36Birth place, University of Georgia
37John Berrien
38Tybee Island markers
39James Edward Oglethorpe
40Nathanael Greene
41Jasper, Jasper Spring
42Oglethorpe marker, Church of All Saints, Cranahm-Essex, England
43Wright Square
44Bellvue
45Telfair family mansion
46William Scarbrough
47Button Gwinnett burial place investigation

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249Edward Green Malbone
50American Grand Price Races, Vanderbilt Cup Race
51James Johnston
52U.S. Custom House
53Archibald Bulloch
54Colonial Park
55Owens-Thomas House
56Johnson Square and Oglethorpe Square
57Joseph Clay, patriot
58Sailors' Burial Ground
59Captain Denis Cottineau, 1745-1808
60Old Mongin House
61Fort Morris
62Juliette Low
63John Abbot
64Methodist Church, Isle of Hope; Bethesda
65Independent Presbyterian Church; Lowell Mason
66Chatham Artillery's Washington Guns
67Military barracks and British fortifications during the Revolutionary War
68Savannah Cotton Exchange
69Veterans Council of Chatham County proposed marker, 8th Air Force
Revolutionary War Battlefield Park

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370Constitution and by-laws
71Minutes of committee members
72Revolutionary War Battlefield Park, 1961
73Park proposal, February 1963
74-751963-1964
76Project J., preliminary study, April 1964
77Petition for incorporation of Revolutionary Battle Park, Inc., 1965
78-861965-1973
87Bicentennial Parks Feasibility study, phase 2, vol. 2, February 27, 1973
881974

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489-921975-1978
93Oglethorpe Trail
94Bill S-2565
95Incorporation of Revolutionary War Battlefield Park, May 11, 1965
96Plans and maps
97Report for advisory board on National Park, Historic Sites
98Dinner for Park, October 9, 1972
99Photographs, aerial views of Savannah (3)
Fort McAllister

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5100Program from presentation of Fort McAllister to the State by International Paper Company, March 20, 1958
101Resolution for restoration of Fort McAllister, April 19, 1961
102-111Correspondence, 1957-1965
112Progress reports from architect, John C. LeBey, 1962-1963
113Columbiad cannon replica
114A.J. Waring memorial
115Correspondence concerning sketch of Fort McAllister, 1966
116Text for markers
Fort Jackson

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6117Correspondence, 1957
1181958
119-1381963-1967

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7139Copy of deed for Fort Jackson site
140Acquisition of Fort Jackson from American Cyanamid Company
141-142Historic Preservations Reports by Frederick L. Rath, Jr., 1958
143Plans of Fort Jackson
144Forward Savannah
145Correspondence with M.J. Carbonell, 1965
146Exhibit plan for room A, February 18, 1966
147Mooring, Fort Jackson
148Easement from Georgia Historical Commission to Chatham County, 1966
149CSS Savannah
150Correspondence with Mystic Seaport, 1965
151Outline for Fort Jackson brochure
152List of Savannah maritime material
153Plans for light ironclad ship
154Newspaper clippings
155Georgia Day Celebration "Cruz del Sur,", 1965-1966
156Ships named Savannah
Correspondence
157Regarding cannon
158Regarding periscope, buoy, and diving outfit
159N.S. Savannah exhibit, 1965-1966
160Proposed maritime museum at Fort Jackson
161Correspondence with Yacht America, 1965-1967
162Photographs: Fort Jackson; model of ship Savannah; aerial of Fort Jackson; N.S. Savannah exhibit; anchor from ship Dictator