Creator: Phillips and Myers family papers, 1804-1928 (bulk 1862-1900).
Collection number: 596
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Abstract: Individuals represented include Philip Phillips (1807-1884), South Carolina and Alabama State legislator and U. S. Representative from Alabama; his wife, Eugenia (Levy) Phillips (1819-1901); their sons, William Hallett Phillips (1853-1897) and P. Lee Phillips (1857-1924); and related members of the Levy and Myers families of Savannah, Ga., and Washington, D. C. Includes business papers of Philip Phillips; correspondence and a journal dealing with Mrs. Phillips’s imprisonment, by order of General Benjamin F. Butler, at Ship Island in the Gulf of Mexico in 1862; correspondence of William H. Phillips regarding the Yellowstone National Park; journals, including one of Fanny Cohen Taylor about Sherman’s occupation of Savannah; and a scrapbook. Correspondents include George Kennan (1845-1924), Siberian traveler and writer; Tati Salmon, planter, government official, and chief of a Tahitian clan, describing the customs and politics of Tahiti; and prominent jurists who wrote concerning the legal writings of P. Lee Phillips and William H. Phillips. Also, correspondence of P. Lee Phillips concerning maps, mapping, and geographical questions related to the map collection at the Library of Congress.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Folder 3 contains a 24 March letter 1868 which discusses free people of color in Savannah, Ga.