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Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892 Archive of Confederate general & family, primarily pre- and post-war re: plantation, slaves, military maneuvers, reconstruction. [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04501 Author/Creator: Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892 Place Written: Various Places Type: Header Record Date: 1836-1871 Pagination: 106 items (#1-105; item .025 contains a separate incomplete letter labeled .025B) Order a Copy

Randall Lee Gibson and Family archive, divided into two sections: Randall Lee Gibson correspondence (.001-.039 and .025B) and Gibson family correspondence (.040-.105). The collection contains letters, military documents, financial documents (including bills of slave sales) and a carte de visite. The collection shows some child-rearing and education practices in southern Louisiana in the ante-bellum South. Other Gibson materials in the Gilder Lehrman Collection include GLC0026 (ALS to Col. T. O'Hara, 1/11/1863), GLC00821 (ALS to John C. Breckinridge, 9/26/1863), GLC01810 (ALS to James Seddon, 3/1/1863), GLC03505 (ALS to Grover Cleveland, 2/2/1887) and GLC05253 (tintype portrait in uniform, ca. 1862).

Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892

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