Oscar Hiram McLendon letter
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Oscar Hiram McLendon letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McLendon, Oscar Hiram, 1871-1959.
Title: Oscar Hiram McLendon letter
Dates: 1939
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2063

Biographical/Historical Note

Oscar Hiram McLendon (1871-1959) was the son of Seaborn A. McLendon (April 19, 1832-July 22, 1892). Seaborn McLendon was from Fort Gaines, Georgia, where he practiced law and also served briefly with a Georgia militia unit during the Civil War.

After the Civil War, a number of Southern families immigrated to Brazil. With the notable exception of Americana, Brazil, most of the settlements established by the immigrants were not successful and many colonists returned to the United States. In 1866, Seaborn McLendon participated in this migration to Brazil.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a typewritten letter from Oscar McLendon to his nephew, George O. Roberts. The letter describes Seaborn McLendon's experiences in Brazil, and the efforts by Southerners to establish a colony in Brazil after the Civil War.

Index Terms

American Confederate voluntary exiles--Brazil.
Confederate States of America--History.
Letters (correspondence)
McLendon, Oscar Hiram, 1871-1959.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the brother of the letter's recipient, George Roberts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Oscar Hiram McLendon letter, MS 2063, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gordon Roberts, 1980.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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



1Oscar McLendon to Mr. and Mrs. George O. Roberts. Cuthbert, Georgia, 1939 October 10
The Roberts were living in Bakersfield, California.