Habersham Elliott papers, 1820-1898 (bulk 1840-1898).

Creator: Elliott, Habersham.
Collection number: 2510
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Abstract: Chiefly letters from John Barnwell Elliott (1841-1921) while a Confederate soldier on the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, in Charleston, in Paris after the Civil War, and as a professor and physician at the University of the South, 1870-1885, written to his brother, Habersham, his father, Bishop Stephen Elliott of Georgia, and other relatives (21 original items, 3 typed transcriptions). Also included are papers (on microfilm) of J. B. Elliott’s mother-in-law, Mary Esther (Huger) Huger (b. 1820), daughter of Francis Kinloch Huger, including her reminiscences, written 1890-1892, of her early life at Pendleton and Charleston, S.C.; a plantation record book, 1858-1863; and her essays on slavery and the causes of the Civil War; and a memoir of the Prioleau family of Charleston, S.C. Scattered other family correspondence and letters to J. B. Elliott from prominent persons is included.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains the papers of Elliot’s mother-in-law, Mary Esther (Huger) Huger, which includes a plantation record book (1858-1863) and her essays on slavery and the Civil War (undated). Scattered family correspondence refers to African Americans in the New Congress in Washington DC (1866) and to an African-American politician in Charleston (1868). Microfilm available.