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William Henry Fleming letters

Collection number: ahc.MSS921

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 32 letters and part of a 33rd letter written by Alexander H. Stephens to William "Willie" Henry Fleming. Stephens was serving in the House of Representatives when many of these letters were written, and politics is the topic of many of these letters, such as the nominations of Samuel Jones Tilden and General Ulysses S. Grant, an incident with General Gordon over a nomination, the Texas Pacific Railroad, and his own nomination as Governor of Georgia. The other letters include such topics as: Fleming's defense of Stephens in Chronicle & Constitution and Stephens' ailing health. They are arranged in chronological order with each letter being in a separate folder. Transcriptions are available to researchers, they are in box 2.


  • 1877-1882, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

William "Willie" Henry Fleming, a lawyer from Augusta, Georgia, was a friend of Alexander H. Stephens, and he borrowed $100 from Stephens in 1874. The payoff of this loan is the first piece of correspondence in the collection, and money borrowing continued to be the topic of many of the letters.


0.25 linear ft. (one half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

William Henry Fleming letters
Laura Starratt
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305