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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Main section titles

Series II: Addenda

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Thaddeus K. Oglesby's The Case of the South Against Britannica manuscript, circa 1903



Descriptive Summary

Title: Thaddeus K. Oglesby, The Case of the South Against Britannica.
Dates: circa 1903
Abstract: The collection consists of a revised manuscript of The Case of the South Against the Encyclopaedia Britannica and other Maligners and contains approximately 140 loose sheets of various sizes, consisting of printed material pasted on with handwritten notations and revisions.
Identification: MS 382
Extent: 2 lin. ft. (1 box)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Thaddeus K. Oglesby was the private secretary to Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a revised manuscript of The Case of the South Against the Encyclopaedia Britannica and other Maligners and contains approximately 140 loose sheets of various sizes, consisting of printed material pasted on with handwritten notations and revisions. Written as a critical response to the Encyclopaedia's depiction and belittlement of the South, the material was first published as articles in The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser in January 1891. Shortly thereafter, the articles were brought out in pamphlet form as "The Britannnica Answered and the South Vindicated". The revised manuscript was the result of the decision to issue another edition.

The new edition was to include the original Advertiser articles with additional material incorporated, other articles by the writer, and other material "of a historical character worthy of note and preservation" (news articles, reprtints of speeches with manuscript notationsand more).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from this material required by the Woodson Research Center.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Oglesby, Thaddeus K.
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Formats
Manuscript

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thaddeus K. Oglesby, The Case of the South Against Britannica, circa 1903, MS 382, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John Wright, 1964

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Main section titles

Press Comment
Prefatory Note
The Case of the South Against the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Other Maligners
The Lees of Virginia
The Spanish-American War
Words of Winthrop and Calhoun
An Address Before the Historical Committee of the United Confederate Veterans at Birmingham, Ala., April 24, 1894
The Encyclopaedia Britannica as Published by the Werner Company of Chicago. Confederate Veterans Denounce it and Refuse to Allow it to Remain in their Hall
An Interesting Speech by Judge Monroe, of Louisiana Supreme Court
A Forcible and Eloquent Paper. The Bivouac of the Dead Must be Guarded by the Living, and Their Memory Shielded from Unjust Aspersion
A Striking Contrast
Greg's History of the United States
Georgia and the Constitution
Alexander Hamilton Stephens
The Shackling of Jefferson Davis
An Old Man Eloquent. A Belated Champion of the Declaration
Stephens vs. Roosevelt
Some Presidential Appreciations

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Series II: Addenda

Addendum A: Sherman in Georgia
Addendum B: Intolerance in Massachusetts
Addendum C: The Federative Principle of Our Government

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