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Guide to the Edward Clifford Anderson papers, 1861-1863

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Summary

Two letters of Anderson to his wife and son in Savannah. These were written while he was in France and England on a mission for the Confederacy. He complains that all parties want to make money out of the negotiations, states that Republicans had purchased abroad 30,000 almost worthless weapons, and expresses confidence that England and France will come to the aid of the Confederacy. The other letters in the collection were also written during the Civil War. One is by a Northerner in Savannah in 1862, seeking to return to the North. He references the blockade, and quotes the price of flour and salt.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30073
Title
Edward Clifford Anderson papers
Date
1861-1863
Creator
Anderson, Edward Clifford, 1815-1883
Extent
7 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Two letters of Anderson to his wife and son in Savannah. These were written while he was in France and England on a mission for the Confederacy. He complains that all parties want to make money out of the negotiations, states that Republicans had purchased abroad 30,000 almost worthless weapons, and expresses confidence that England and France will come to the aid of the Confederacy. The other letters in the collection were also written during the Civil War. One is by a Northerner in Savannah in 1862, seeking to return to the North. He references the blockade, and quotes the price of flour and salt.

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How to Cite

Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, 1861-1863, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Edward Clifford Anderson papers, 1861-1863
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Georgia resident; Confederate agent in France and England.


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This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, January 2017.

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