Lot 427: ALS, one lightly lined page both sides, 5 x 8, August 12, 1885. Davis writes from Beauvoir, Mississippi, to Archibald Glenn. In part: "The supposition that Dr. Jno. Glenn was a member of my staff in Mexico is erroneous. The loss of my papers when my library in Misi. was pillaged by some of Gen'l Sherman's troops, leaves me no record of the 1st Misi. Riflemen to which reference might be made…. D. M. Hollingsworth of New Orleans was in that Regt. and he may be able to answer your inquiry about your father. Archibald and David Glenn were dear and esteemed friends of my earlier days and are gratefully remembered for many deeds of kindness to me, both political and personal." In very good condition, with professional archival reinforcement to horizontal mailing folds, light wrinkling and handling wear, and scattered soiling and staining (lightly touching signature). During the Battle of Vicksburg, Davis's plantation home of Brierfield was pillaged by Union troops, who ransacked his furniture, letters, and books, leaving Davis—as referenced here—with many missing records.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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