Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Earle C. Douglas, Jr. autograph collection MS 458



source dnr Douglas, Earle C., Jr.
Title: Earle C. Douglas, Jr. autograph collection
Dates: ca. 1870
Abstract: This collection contains the autographs of Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and Steven R. Mallory.
Identification: MS 458
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet1 folder
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Nothing is known at this time about the collector, Earle C. Douglas, Jr. Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865 during the Civil War.

Judah P. Benjamin (1811-1884) was an American politician and lawyer who was a citizen of the Confederate States of America. He held three consecutive Cabinet positions in the government of the Confederate States of America, but previously was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and a U.S. Senator from Louisiana.

Steven R. Mallory (1813-1873) was an American politician and Secretary of the Navy for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Mallory was considered to be one of President Davis’ best Cabinet officers.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains the autographs of Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and Steven R. Mallory.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Earle C. Douglas, Jr. Autograph Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

signatures (names)
Benjamin, Judah P.
Douglas, Earle C., Jr.
Davis, Jefferson
Mallory, Stephen R. (Stephen Russell)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Earle C. Douglas, Jr. Autograph Collection, undated, MS 458 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to Fondren Library by the estate of Earle C. Douglas and received on July 31, 1997.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Autographs

Folder
1 Autographs (3) of Confederate States of America Persons (Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, Steven R. Mallory)