Benjamin Conley papers
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Benjamin Conley papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Conley, Benjamin, 1815-1885
Title: Benjamin Conley papers
Dates: 1826-1891, undated
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS75

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Conley was born March 1, 1815 in Newark, New Jersey. He lived in Augusta, Georgia where he served as mayor and in Alabama during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to Augusta. He was a state senator from 1868-1869; President of Macon & Augusta Railroad, 1868; and Acting Governor of Georgia from 1871-1872. He died in 1885.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, financial documents, and legal documents of Benjamin Conley.

Index Terms

Augusta (Ga.)--History
Conley, Benjamin, 1815-1885--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Conley papers, MSS 75, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Correspondence, general, 1834-1889
2Correspondence, Conley as acting governor, 1871-1872
3Correspondence, general, 1873-1885, undated
4Correspondence, family, 1845-1874, undated
5Financial documents, 1826-1874
6Legal papers, depositions, writs, court cases, and summons, 1826-1891, undated
7Miscellaneous, clippings, invitations, Fire and Marine Insurance, Macon & Augusta Railroad, 1868, undated