SAMUEL AND JACQUELINE B. HORNSBY COLLECTION
SOURCE: Samuel and Jacqueline B. Hornsby
SIZE: .3 lf
SHELVING UNIT: Manuscript Box
PROCESSING: SGH, 2010
Dr. and Mrs. Sam Hornsby felt the most suitable home for this collection is an archive and donated the collection to Troup County Archives after receiving the items from Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr. Dr. Waights G. Henry, Jr., (February 13, 1910- May 29, 1989) served as the Executive Secretary of the Board of Education of the North Georgia Conference of Methodist Churches before coming to LaGrange in 1948 to serve as president of LaGrange College. He held this position until 1978. Dr. Henry collected the items that make up this collection. Before his retirement, Dr. Henry presented the items to Dr. Samuel Hornsby, an English professor at LaGrange College.
SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection contains two diaries of Britton J. Peel, the first of which he began writing on 12 April 1859 and wrote a last entry around 19 December 1859. The second journal was purchased 1 April 1860 although the first entry is dated 10 December 1860. The last entry is dated 17 February 1861. Mr. Peel’s recollections depict his daily happenings including trips to Coosa County, Alabama, school and church, buggies getting stuck and train trips. In addition to the diaries are letters written to Miss Lizzie Philips. Confederate furlough passes issued at West Point, Confederate bonds and currency and several newspaper pages from various newspapers complete the collection.
1 Britton J. Peel Diaries
2 CSA letters, 1861-1863
3 CSA furlough passes, West Point, GA, 1864
4 Central Georgia, April 29, 1858
5 Southern Field and Fireside, August 15, 1865
6 Savannah Weekly News, January 20, 1872
7 New York Herald, July 26, 1873
8 Atlanta Semi-Weekly, July 24, 1905
9 Julius L. Schaub Service Record; Roster of CSA veterans receiving medals; LaGrange Banking and Trust post card, 1876; News clippings, A. Burnside, 1858
1 J.F. Murphy photograph; Charles D. Grace photograph
2 CSA photographs of Lieutenant Colonel Gustavus Adolphus Bull, Company B 4th Georgia of LaGrange; Captain George Fauntleroy Todd, Company D 4th Georgia West Point Guards.
3 Photographs of CSA officers and soldiers: four major generals; three generals; R.E. Lee on Traveler; one Navy captain; one brigadier general and one unknown.
RELATED COLLECTION AT TROUP COUNTY ARCHIVES:
MS-049 Waights G. Henry, Jr. Collection
Civil War Diaries