William Henry Fleming letters
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William Henry Fleming letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Fleming, William Henry
Title: William Henry Fleming letters
Dates: 1877-1882, undated
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS921

Biographical/Historical Note

William "Willie" Henry Fleming, a lawyer from Augusta, Georgia, was a friend of Alexander H. Stephens, and he borrowed $100 from Stephens in 1874. The payoff of this loan is the first piece of correspondence in the collection, and money borrowing continued to be the topic of many of the letters.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 32 letters and part of a 33rd letter written by Alexander H. Stephens to William "Willie" Henry Fleming. Stephens was serving in the House of Representatives when many of these letters were written, and politics is the topic of many of these letters, such as the nominations of Samuel Jones Tilden and General Ulysses S. Grant, an incident with General Gordon over a nomination, the Texas Pacific Railroad, and his own nomination as Governor of Georgia. The other letters include such topics as: Fleming's defense of Stephens in Chronicle & Constitution and Stephens' ailing health. They are arranged in chronological order with each letter being in a separate folder. Transcriptions are available to researchers, they are in box 2.

Index Terms

Fleming, William Henry--Finance, personal
Georgia--Politics and government
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904
Grant, Ulysses S., (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Samuel J. (Samuel Jones) Tilden, 1814-1886
Stephens, Alexander H., (Alexander Hamilton), 1812-1883
Texas Pacific Railroad.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Henry Fleming correspondence, MSS 921, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Letters, 1877
2Letters, 1878
3Letters, 1879
4Letters, 1880
5Letters, 1882
6Letters, undated
7Transcriptions of letters, 1877
8Transcriptions of letters, 1878
9Transcriptions of letters, 1879
10Transcriptions of letters, 1880
11Transcriptions of letters, 1882
12Transcriptions of letters, undated