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Guide to the J.F.J. Caldwell letter MSS.0257

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-04T18:48-0600

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English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

J. F. J. Caldwell letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0257

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item, 1 piece)

Dates:

1861 September 5

Abstract:

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.

creator

Caldwell, J.F.J., (James Fitz James)

Scope and Contents note

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.

Preferred Citation:

J. F. J. Caldwell letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

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Biographical/Historical note

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.

Source(s)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Civil War (localbroad)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

South Carolina (lcsh)

Letter Box 433