Jefferson Davis collection  1861-1865
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The Clements Library contains several collections with material related to Jefferson Davis, including correspondence and contemporary mentions of Davis (see the card catalog for details).

A few notable selections are listed below:

  • The Lewis Cass papers contain six letters concerning Jefferson Davis and his wife Varina Davis:
    • Davis to Cass (1855 February 24; 1857 March 10, August 3)
    • Cass to Davis (1855 February 27; 1856 July 2)
    • Varina Davis to Goddard (undated)
  • The Clinton H. Haskell collection contains a letter from Davis to Braxton Bragg (May 29, 1861)
  • The Samuel B. Morse journal contains information concerning an assassination reward for Davis

The Clements Library Book Division holds many volumes written by or related to Davis. Search the Library catalog Mirlyn for a complete list.

Below are a few notable selections: