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Collection Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers

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Primary Sources

  • "An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Printed Ephemera," Library of Congress, available at memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/. Several broadside editions of speeches by Alexander H. Stephens can be found on this site.
  • "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875," Library of Congress, available at memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html. Speeches given by Alexander H. Stephens during his time in the United States Congress can be found in The Congressional Globe (1843-1858) and The Congressional Record (1873-1875) on this site.
  • Confederate States of America Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  Catalog record available online at: lccn.loc.gov/mm78016550. Finding aid available online in XML and PDF versions: hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003052 and http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/mss/eadxmlmss/eadpdfmss/2003/ms003052.pdf (PDF, 234KB).
  • Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C. This division holds several photographs and illustrations of Stephens. See Prints & Photographs Online Catalog at www.loc.gov/pictures/
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander Hamilton Stephens Collection, 1821-1935. Manuscript Collection No. 94, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Finding aid available online at http://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/stephens94/ External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander H. Stephens Papers and Alexander H. Stephens Family Papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia holds several different manuscript collections of materials relating to Alexander H. Stephens and his family. Consult Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Website (http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/index.shtmlExternal) for more information.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander H. Stephens Papers, 1823-1954. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  Finding aid available online at http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/ahstephens/ External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1834-1872.  Collection Number #2097-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Finding aid available online at http://www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/s/Stephens,Alexander_Hamilton.html External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander Hamilton Stephens Papers, 1834-1880.  Microfilm of letters between Stephens and his brother Linton Stephens, reproduced from originals in the Manhattanville College Library, Purchase, N.Y. Microfilm edition available in Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room. Catalog record available online at lccn.loc.gov/mm80046946.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Alexander H. Stephens Papers, 1858-1882.  Collection 0627, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Finding aid available online at http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/s/Stephens0627.html External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  A Compendium of the History of the United States from the Earliest Settlements to 1872.  New York: E. J. Hale, 1872. Available online through Hathi Trust at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009578882 External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  A Comprehensive and Popular History of the United States.  Baltimore, Md.: Gately & Haskell [1882]. Available online through the Hathi Trust at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009572369 and the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/comprehensivepop01step External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States: Its Causes, Character, Conduct, and Results Presented in a Series of Colloquies at Liberty Hall. 2 vols. Philadelphia, Pa.: National Publishing Company, 1868-1870.  Available online through the Hathi Trust at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007120016 or the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/constitutionalvi00step External.
  • Stephens, Alexander H.  Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens: His Diary Kept When a Prisoner at Fort Warren, Boston Harbour, 1865, Giving Incidents and Reflections of his Prison Life and Some Letters and Reminiscences.  Edited by Myrta Lockett Avary.  New York: Doubleday, Page, 1910.  Available online through the Hathi Trust at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000603483 External or the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/recollectionsofa00ste External.
  • Toombs, Robert, et. al.  The Correspondence of Robert Toombs, Alexander H. Stephens, and Howell Cobb.  Edited by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips.  Volume II of Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1911.  Ninth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1913.  Available online through the Hathi Trust at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004570140 External.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleveland, Henry.  Alexander H. Stephens, in Public and Private. With Letters and Speeches, Before, During, and Since the War.  Philadelphia: National Publishing Company, 1866. Available online through the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/alexanderh stephe6114clev External.
  • Davis, William C.  The Union that Shaped the Confederacy: Robert Toombs and Alexander H. Stephens.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001. Catalog record available online at lccn.loc.gov/00011725.
  • Historic American Buildings Survey.  Liberty Hall, Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, GA.  Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C. Data pages and photographs available online at: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ga0380/.
  • Johnston, Richard Malcolm, and William Hand Browne.  Life of Alexander H. Stephens. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1878.  Available online through the Hathi Trust at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000604872 External.
  • Norwood, Martha F.  Liberty Hall, Taliaferro County, Georgia: A History of the Structures Known as Liberty Hall and Their Owners from 1827 to the Present.  Atlanta: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Office of Planning and Research, Historic Preservation Section, 1977.  Catalog record available online at lccn.loc.gov/77375421.
  • Schott, Thomas E.  Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia: A Biography.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1988.  Catalog record available online at lccn.loc.gov/87012487.
  • Von Abele, Rudolph.  Alexander H. Stephens: A Biography.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. Available online through the Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/alexanderhstephe002607mbp External.
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