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J. F. J. Caldwell letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0257

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written by Caldwell, dated 5 September 1861, from Newberry Court House (probably South Carolina), to James Simms in Charleston, South Carolina, inquiring about a note and asking for assistance in getting a secretaryship with the Confederate Commissioners being sent to Europe.

Dates

  • 1861 September 5

Creator

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Biographical / Historical

James Fitz-James Caldwell was born in South Carolina, on 19 September 1837 and graduated from South Carolina College in 1857. Following graduation, he read law in Charleston, South Carolina, and then continued his studies in Europe for two years.

He returned home shortly after South Carolina seceded from the Union, and enlisted in the Confederate Army. He served with the 1st South Carolina Regiment Infantry, until a few months before the close of the war, when he was aide-de-camp to General McGowan.

Caldwell's History of a Brigade of South Carolinians was published in 1866, and his novel The Stranger in 1907. He returned to South Carolina after the war where he practiced law. He died 3 February 1925.

Extent

0.015 Linear Feet (1 item, 1 piece)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letter written by Caldwell, dated 5 September 1861, to James Simms of Charleston, South Carolina, inquiring about a note and asking for assistance in getting a secretaryship with the Confederate Commissioners being sent to Europe.

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed By

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the J.F.J. Caldwell letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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