Collection Number: 00011

Collection Title: Alexander and Hillhouse Family Papers, 1758-1998

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Size 3.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2020 items)
Abstract Members of the white Alexander and Hillhouse families of Sunbury, Ga., Washington, Ga., and Savannah, Ga., owned plantations, relied on enslaved labor, and had business interests in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennesse, and New England, including Fairfield Plantation and Hopewell Plantation. The collection includes some materials documenting enslaved labor, free Black men, 20th century Black employees, and abolitionist movements, including a letter written by May Brown, an enslaved woman. The majority of the collection contains extensive family and personal correspondence, business correspondence, plantation accounts, physician's accounts, estate papers, travel journals, and genealogical materials, primarily documenting white family, political, and religious life in Washington and Savannah, Ga., and in Connecticut and New York.
Creator Alexander (Family : Alexander, Adam, 1758-1812)



Hillhouse (Family : Hillhouse, David, 1756-1804)
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Alexander and Hillhouse Family Papers #11, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Before 1940 these papers came to the Southern Historical Collection from Mrs. Irvine Alexander, Marion Boggs, Bessie Craig, Sarah A. Cunningham, Mrs. Stanley Erickson, Mrs. John R. Ficklen, Mrs. A. J. Kilpatrick, Jr., Mrs. J. F. Minis, and Mrs. Isaac Read. Additions came from Mrs. James P. Houston in 1940, Mrs. J. F. Minis in 1941, Sarah A. Cunningham in 1948, Mr. Alexander R. Lawton in 1950 and 1952, Elizabeth A. Ford in August 2002 (Acc. 99301) and August 2017 (Acc. 103134), and as a purchased gift in July 2015 (Acc. 102273).
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Members of the white Alexander and Hillhouse families of Sunbury, Ga., Washington, Ga., and Savannah, Ga., owned plantations, relied on enslaved labor, and had business interests in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennesse, and New England, including Fairfield Plantation and Hopewell Plantation.

Members of the white Alexander family established themselves in 1776, when Scottish physician Adam Alexander (1758-1812) emigrated to Sunbury (Liberty County) Ga., where he acquired land and married Louisa Frederika Schmidt (1777-1846). The Alexanders' son, Adam Leopold Alexander (1803-1882), was a plantation owner in Washington (Wilkes County), Ga., Chatham County, Ga., and Maury County, Tenn.

David Hillhouse (1756-1804) of Connecticut married Sarah Porter of Massachusetts and settled in Georgia in 1787. His son, David P. Hillhouse (1790-1851), had property and business interests in New England, South Carolina, and Georgia. His daughter, Sarah Hillhouse (1782-1808) married Felix H. Gilbert in 1804. Gilbert was a member of the Georgia legislature, 1807-1808. In 1823, Adam Leopold Alexander married Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert, the daughter of Felix H. Gilbert and Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert. Together they had ten children, among them Louisa (Alexander) Gilmer (1824-1895); Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910); Sarah (Alexander) Lawton (1826-1897); and Harriet (Alexander) Cumming (b. 1828). Adam's sister, Louisa, married Anthony Porter of Savannah. Adam Leopold Alexander (1867-1911) married Nellie Holman Baldwin (1869-1954). Their son, Adam Leopold Alexander (1902-1960), married Elizabeth Baldwin (b. 1913) in 1939.

Adam Leopold Alexander: The U.S. Census 1850 Slave Schedule indicates that Adam Leopold Alexander enslaved 55 people in Wilkes County, Ga. The U.S. Census 1860 Slave Schedule indicates that Adam Leopold Alexander enslaved 46 people in Wilkes County, Ga., 8 people in Chatham County, Ga., and 1 person in Maury County, Tenn.

Alexander R. Lawtwon: The U.S. Census 1850 Slave Schedule indicates that Alexander R. Lawton enslaved 5 people in Chatham County, Ga.

Anthony Porter: The 1850 Slave Schedule indicates that Anthony Porter enslaved 5 people in Chatham County, Ga., and 51 people in Liberty County, Ga. The U.S. Census 1860 Slave Schedule indicates that Anthony Porter enslaved 6 people in Chatham County, Ga.

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Comprising mostly personal correspondence, this collection also contains plantation and business papers of Dr. Adam Alexander, Adam Leopold Alexander (1803-1882), Anthony Porter, David P. Hillhouse, William Gilbert (brother of Felix H. Gilbert), and Adam Leopold Alexander (b. 1903?), including records kept at Fairfield Plantation and Hopewell Plantation. Whereas the collection primarily documents the white Alexander and Hillhouse families, some materials provide insights into the relationships family members had with the people they enslaved, free Black people, and post-bellum Black employees. Anthony Porter's plantation and business papers, scattered across the years 1820 to 1868, include bills of sale for people he enslaved. Adam Leopold Alexander's (1803-1882) financial and legal papers include agreements concerning the hiring of enslaved people. A memorandum book for 1851-1864 lists clothing and cloth given out to people enslaved by Adam Leopold Alexander on one plantation at Washington, Ga. There are also lists of winter clothes and shoes given out to people enslaved by Adam Leopold Alexander at his Hopewell Plantation in 1860. Adam Leopold Alexander's correspondence provides insights into his relationship with the people he enslaved and with free Black people. In a letter dated 30 April 1839[?], a woman formerly enslaved by the Alexander family [May Brown?] requests that Adam Leopold Alexander buy her back from the person she has been sold to. There are two items related to Alexander Brown, a free Black brick mason: a document dated 2 October 1843 appointing Adam Leopold Alexander as Brown's guardian for legal purposes, and 24 August 1843 receipt for Brown's corporation tax in Washington, Ga. There is a letter dated 4 August 1849 written by William Bostwick concerning a free Black man Alexander had asked Bostwick to employ. There is evidence that Alexander gave legal and economic aid to at least two free Black men, and that he maintained relationships with people he had formerly enslaved after emancipation. Materials from other family members includes an 1848 letter in which Sarah Gilbert Alexander Lawton describes her problems finding a satisfactory servant; and a letter from the Alexander's nurse Cynthia, who might have been an enslaved laborer, to Louisa Alexander. There are also a few letters documenting support of abolitionist organizations. Later materials include the marriage certificate of Walter Spencer and Lucille Cuthbert, 1952, and the death certificate of Walter Spencer, 1983. Lucille Cuthbert Spencer was a Black woman employed by the Alexander family as a laundress and cook, 1940s-1960s.

The majority of the collection contains personal correspondence pertaining to the religious, family, and political life of white families in Washington and Savannah, Ga., and of various locations in New England. Alexander family correspondence focuses mostly on family and religion, though there is some information on business dealings. Sarah Alexander's correspondence illuminates the relationship between northern and southern women, documenting the lives of friends and family in Georgia, Connecticut, and New York. The correspondence of Adam Leopold Alexander (1803-1882) gives limited information on his financial affairs, but gives insights into his relationship with the people he enslaved and with free Black people.

The Alexander family's financial and legal papers provide information chiefly concerning the estate of Adam Alexander, including financial accounts and land acquisitions. Papers for Adam Leopold Alexander's plantations consist primarily of legal agreements with other planters. There is a significant amount of material for Anthony Porter, mostly documenting his personal finances. Other papers of the Alexander family provide information about late eighteenth century immigrants bringing their own ways of life to America, including cooking habits and medicinal remedies, and also provide insights into antebellum family life and travel.

Hillhouse personal correspondence belongs mostly to David P. Hillhouse, documenting Georgia politics and white family life. There is also significant correspondence for Felix H. Gilbert, Sarah Gilbert Alexander before her marriage, and other Hillhouse family members. Business affairs are discussed, but little detail is available. The correspondence of Margaret P. Hillhouse provides a large amount of information on the genealogy of the white Hillhouse, Porter, Baldwin, and other New England and Georgia families. The financial and legal papers of David P. Hillhouse (and others) mostly provide details of his plantation's value and income, and shed little light on his other business ventures. These papers mostly offer information about Sarah (Gilbert) Alexander's inheritance. Other papers pertaining to the Hillhouse family provide mostly genealogical information. David P. Hillhouse's travel journals provide descriptions of politics, New England industries, towns in New York state, and various educational and social welfare institutions.

Photographs include individuals in both the Alexander and Hillhouse families, with a few photographs of homes and landscapes.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subcollection 1. Alexander Family Papers, 1758-1952.

About 1600 items.

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About 1400 items.

Mostly personal correspondence, with some business letters, of the Alexander family. Most of the correspondence belongs to Adam Leopold Alexander and his wife, Sarah Gilbert Alexander. Other significant correspondents are their children, Louisa, Harriet, Sarah, and Edward P.; Adam L. Alexander's mother, Louisa Schmidt Alexander; his sister, Louisa, and her husband, Anthony Porter; and the Alexanders' in-laws and several of their grandchildren.

Adam Leopold Alexander's correspondence provides insights into his relationship with the people he enslaved and with free Black people. In a letter dated 30 April 1839[?], a woman formerly enslaved by the Alexander family [May Brown?] requests that Adam Leopold Alexander buy her back from the person she has been sold to. There is a letter dated 4 August 1849 written by William Bostwick concerning a free Black man Alexander had asked Bostwick to employ. There is evidence that Alexander gave legal and economic aid to at least two free Black men, and that he maintained relationships with people he had formerly enslaved after emancipation. Materials from other family members includes an 1848 letter in which Sarah Gilbert Alexander Lawton describes her problems finding a satisfactory servant; and a letter to Louisa Alexander from the Alexander's nurse Cynthia, who might have been an enslaved laborer. There are also a few letters documenting support of abolitionist organizations.

From 1823 to 1851 much of the correspondence consists of letters written to Sarah Gilbert Alexander in Washington, Ga., by friends and family. Frequent correspondents are her cousin Mary L. Hillhouse in New Haven, Conn., and her friends Harriet Staples Douglass Smith (New Haven and later New York) and Bell Taylor in New Haven. Letters discuss the social and religious life of the Alexanders and their Northern connections.

Adam Leopold Alexander's most frequent correspondent was his wife, Sarah, though he also exchanged letters with a number of other friends and relatives. Many of the earlier letters between Adam and Sarah, especially circa 1825-1832, discuss family news, personal feelings, plantation and other financial affairs, and Adam's travels. Their later letters focus on religion and education. Topics of interest in Adam Alexander's other correspondence include life at Yale and Dartmouth in the 1820s, free Blacks, Georgia politics, and education.

Both Adam and Sarah Alexander maintained correspondence with their children and a number of relatives throughout the 1830s and 1840s. Letters to and from Sarah and Louisa at boarding school in Savannah chiefly discuss school life. Letters from Adam's sister, Louisa Porter, and to and from other relatives chiefly discuss mostly family matters.

Other correspondence of note is that of Anthony Porter and Dorothea Van Yeveren. Most of Porter's correspondence is dated after 1827 and is business related. Dorothea Van Yeveren received scattered letters from relatives in Germany (letters are in German).

Correspondence from 1852-1870 is mostly between the Alexanders and their children and new in laws, together with a significant number of letters their children exchanged with friends and relatives. Included are letters from Edward Porter Alexander and Jeremy F. Gilmer during the Civil War. Letters exchanged among other family members frequently discuss religion and enslavement, secession, wartime preparations and hardships, and family news.

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1798, 1810, 1811, 1819-1823 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 1

Includes a 24 September 1798 letter (an apparent handwritten copy) from Benjamin Rush to M. Van Yeveren of Albany, N.Y., concerning the death of Henry L. Schmidt. Also includes two letters, 1810 and 1811, from Anthony Porter to Georgia Governor David Brydie Mitchell (1776-1837), written while Porter was serving as the governor's secretary. Between 1819 and 1823 several letters appear addressed to Alexander family members, including Adam Leopold Alexander. Also included are letters, 24 December 1821 and 12 January 1822, from Adam Leopold Alexander to Sarah Gilbert before their marriage

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1824-1826 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1827-1831 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 3

Folder 4

Correspondence, 1832-1833 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 4

Folder 5

Correspondence, 1834-1835 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 5

Includes a letter, dated 1 April 1834, from Harriet discussing the role of emancipation in splits among Presbyterians in New Haven, Conn.; and a letter, dated 13 August 1835, from Adam Leopold Alexander to Sarah Gilbert Alexander about the establishment of a Methodist academy in Washington, Ga.

Folder 6

Correspondence, 1836 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 6

Includes a letter, dated 26 September 1836, from Bell Taylor soliciting funds for the Durand Society.

Folder 7

Correspondence, 1837-1838 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1839-1841 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 8

Includes a letter, dated 30 April 1839[?], from a former enslaved woman [May Brown?] requesting that Adam Leopold Alexander buy her back from the person she has been sold to. This letter might have been written in 1859 instead of 1839.

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Letter to Sarah Gilbert Alexander, 5 January 1841 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." OP-11/19

Folder 9

Correspondence, 1842-1843 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 9

Includes several 1843 letters from Robert Toombs, while he was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, discussing Georgia elections.

Folder 10

Correspondence, 1844-1846 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 10

Folder 11

Correspondence, 1847-1849 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 11

Includes a letter, dated 13 September 1848, from W. Baud discussing the establishment of a school for women in Savannah, Ga.; and a letter, dated 4 August 1849, from William Bostwick concerning a free black man Adam Leopold Alexander had asked Bostwick to give employment.

Folder 88

Correspondence, 1848 (Addition of July 2015 (Acc. 102273)). #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 88

The Addition of July 2015 consists of a letter, 1848, from Sarah Gilbert Alexander Lawton of Savannah, Ga., to her cousin, Abby, concerning the influenza epidemic and its effect on her family as well as her problems finding a new servant to replace "a cook & washer" who "had fallen into bad health & was forbidden by the physician to do hard work any more."

Folder 12

Correspondence, 1850-1851 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 12

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Folder 14

Correspondence, Undated (circa 1798-1851) #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 13-14

Mostly letters received by Louisa Alexander before her marriage in 1850. Many letters are from her mother, Sarah Gilbert Alexander and concern family. Louisa also received several letters from friends. Other correspondence belongs to Adam L. Alexander, Dorothea VanYeveren, and Louisa Alexander Porter. Of note is a letter from "Sally" offering funds to an abolitionist; a letter from the Alexander's nurse Cynthia (a slave?) to Louisa Alexander; a recommendation written by Adam L. Alexander for Mary Moseley; and a letter to "Miss B." from the Trustees of Washington Female Seminary listing the resolutions of the Board.

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Folder 19

Correspondence, April 1852-1860 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 15-19

Includes: a large number of love letters exchanged between Harriet Alexander and Wallace Cumming in 1852; letters, circa 1852- 1860, to Anthony Porter and Adam L. Alexander from Jeremy F. Gilmer concerning projects Gilmer was involved with in the Army Corps of Engineers; letters from Edward P. Alexander while he attended West Point, 1859-1860.

Folder 17

Correspondence, 1853-1854 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 17

Folder 18

Correspondence, 1855-1857 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 18

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Folder 22

Correspondence, 1861-1864 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 20-22

Includes letters written by Edward P. Alexander pertaining to the American Civil War: from Richmond, Va., in 1861; from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Richmond, Va., and near Rapidan Station, Va., in 1862; from near Fredricksburg, Va., Caroline County, Va., near Culpeper, Va., near Bunker Hill, W.Va., and near Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1863; and Petersburg, Va., in 1864. These letters often discuss troops and strategies.

Folder 23

Correspondence, 1865-1870, 1874 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 23

Includes a letter, dated 2 November 1874, written by Lula (Lucy Roy) Alexander, age 11, to her first cousin, Nora Lawton.

Folder 24

Correspondence, 1876-1915 #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 24

Mostly letters received by the Alexander children and Louisa Alexander Porter of Savannah. Included are a few letters to the family of Mary Clifford Alexander Hull. Topics of interest are estate matters, family news, and World War I medical care. Two letters, 3 January and 16 January 1915, from Elizabeth Nourse, an American nurse serving in France, to her friend Lucy Baldwin, provide information on hospital conditions and wartime refugees.

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Folder 84

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Folder 86

Correspondence, 1932-1952 (Addition of August 2002 (Acc. 99301)). #00011, Series: "1. Alexander Family: Correspondence, 1798-1952." Folder 84-86

Correspondence, 1938-1952, of Elizabeth (Boots) Baldwin (1913-1998) and Adam Leopold (Leap) Alexander (1902-1960) of Savannah, Ga., and a letter, 28 April 1932, from Adam Leopold (Leap) Alexander to his sister, Eleanor Whitaker, describing the 50th wedding anniversary dinner of Alexander R. Lawton (1858-1936) and Ella (Daisy) Beckwith Lawton (1860-1949). The first few letters from Leap Alexander to Boots Baldwin were written in 1938, before they were married. Most later letters were written when Boots Alexander was visiting her parents or other family members. The letters chiefly contain expressions of affection, and also give news of family and friends and some description of travel. Beginning in the 1940s, letters often contain news of the couple's daughter, Elizabeth Baldwin Alexander (born 29 December 1941), who was called Betty or Punkie. Another daughter, Eloise Porter Alexander, was born on 10 November 1944.

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About 160 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Mostly plantation papers of Dr. Adam Alexander and his heirs, with scattered plantation and business papers of Anthony Porter.

Materials pertaining to enslavement and free Black people include There two items related to Alexander Brown, a free Black brick mason: a document dated 2 October 1843 appointing Adam Leopold Alexander as Brown's guardian for legal purposes, and 24 August 1843 receipt for Brown's corporation tax in Washington, Ga. Anthony Porter's plantation and business papers are scattered across the years 1820-1868. They include bonds, bank notes, indentures, tax receipts, deeds, and bills of sale for people Porter enslaved. Material from 1820 to 1882 pertains to Adam Alexander's estate and to the plantation and business interests of Adam Leopold Alexander and Anthony Porter. One 168-page volume, 1824-1858, lists accounts for Adam Alexander's estate, divided among his widow Louisa, his son, Adam Leopold, his son-in-law, Anthony Porter, and his daughter, Dorothea Van Yeveren. There are a number of agreements entered into by Adam Leopold Alexander concerning the hiring of enslaved people and use of lands. A memorandum book for 1851-1864 lists clothing and cloth given out to people enslaved by Adan Leopold Alexander on one plantation at Washington, Ga. Lists of winter clothes and shoes given out to people enslaved by Adam Leopold Alexander at his Hopewell Plantation in 1860 also appear.

Papers between 1758 and 1818 consist mostly of deeds and other papers relating to lands at Sunbury (Liberty Co.), Ga., acquired by Dr. Adam Alexander and inherited by his widow, Louisa Schmidt Alexander. Persons involved in the various property transfers were John and William Peacock, Thomas Chalmers, Joseph Jones, Jesse McCall, John Lawson, and others. Other items include receipts, indentures, wills, and various legal documents relating to the division of the estate. Dr. Alexander's physician's accounts for 1804 to 1806, contained in an 89-page daybook, are also included.

Miscellaneous papers after 1868 include Adam Leopold Alexander's and Louisa Alexander Porter's wills and an 1879 affidavit for a land grant given David Hillhouse in 1778. Undated material includes an article of agreement between Adam L. Alexander and Dr. Robertson; a schedule of lands belonging to the estate of John Hardy; a plat of land bought by Thomas Peacock from William Peacock; and a receipt belonging to John Lawson.

Folder 25

Financial and legal papers, 1758-1806 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 25

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Thomas Peacock's will, 6 May 1772 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/1

Oversize Paper OP-11/2

Indenture, Esther Alexaner, 13 April 1805 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/2

Oversize Paper OP-11/3

Indenture, Hannah Peacock, 13 April 1805 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/3

Oversize Paper OP-11/18

Land grant to John Williams and James Peacock, 3 January 1790 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/18

Folder 26

Physician's accounts of Adam Alexander, 1804-1806 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 26

89 pages

Folder 27

Financial and legal papers, 1807-1811 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 27

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Indenture, 17 February 1808 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/4

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Indenture, 11 July 1811 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/5

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Plat survey of lands purchased by Adam Alexander from John and William Peacock, March 1810 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/6

Folder 28

Financial and legal papers, 1812-1818 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Financial and legal papers, 1820-1827 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Financial and legal papers, 1828-1849 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 30

Includes two items related to Alexander Brown, a free Black brick mason: a document dated 2 October 1843 appointing Adam Leopold Alexander as Brown's guardian for legal purposes, and 24 August 1843 receipt for Brown's corporation tax in Washington, Ga.

Oversize Paper OP-11/7

Bank of Georgia statement, 18 October 1839 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/7

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Indenture, 27 May 1848 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/8

Folder 31

Memorandum Book for Estate of Adam Alexander, 1824-1858 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 31

168 pages

Lists accounts for Adam Alexander's estate, divided among his widow Louisa, his son, Adam Leopold, his son-in-law, Anthony Porter, and his daughter, Dorothea VanYeveren. There are a number of agreements entered into by Adam Leopold Alexander concerning the hiring of enslaved people and use of lands.

Folder 32

Financial and legal papers, 1850-1858 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 32

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Indenture, 13 October 1852 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/9

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Indenture, city of Savannah and Anthony Porter, 26 May 1858 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/10

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Indenture, city of Savannah and Anthony Porter, 26 May 1853 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/11

Folder 33

Plantation book, 1851-1864 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 33

Includes lists clothing and cloth given out to people enslaved by Adam Leopold Alexander on one plantation at Washington, Ga; and lists of winter clothes and shoes given out to people enslaved by Adam Leopold Alexander at his Hopewell Plantation in 1860.

Folder 34

Legal and financial papers, 1859-1864 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Legal and financial papers, 1865-1888 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 35

Includes an 1879 affidavit for a land grant given David Hillhouse in 1778.

Oversize Paper OP-11/12

Indenture, 6 April 1869 #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." OP-11/12

Folder 36

Financial and legal papers, undated #00011, Series: "2. Alexander Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1758-1888 and undated." Folder 36

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32 items.

Contains genealogical materials, clippings, travel journals, recipe books, and other materials related to family and politics.

Folder 37

Genealogical materials #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 37

Clippings, notes, and other material related to the Alexander family. Includes a memorandum of the baptism of Adam Leopold Alexander, dated 30 July 1803 (actual baptism 29 July), made by his father.

Folder 87

Genealogical materials, 1902, 1911 (Addition of August 2002 (Acc. 99301)) #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 87

Invitation, 1902, to the wedding of Nellie Holman Baldwin and Adam Leopold Alexander (1867-1911); and obituary of Adam Leopold Alexander (1867-1911).

Oversize Paper OP-11/16

Marriage license of Nellie Holman Baldwin and Adam Leopold Alexander (1867-1911), 14 January 1902 #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." OP-11/16

Oversize Paper OP-11/17

Marriage license of Elizabeth Baldwin and Adam Leopold Alexander, 22 May 1939 #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." OP-11/17

Folder 89

Genealogical materials (Addition of August 2017 (Acc. 103134)), 1807-1998 #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 89

Consists of genealogical materials collected and described by Elizabeth Alexander Ford. Included are notes on the Alexander-Gilbert cemetery at Fairfield Plantation in Washington, Ga., 1807-1907 and copies of birth, death, baptism, and marriage records, 1812-1998. Also included are the marriage certificate of Walter Spencer and Lucille Cuthbert, 1952 and the death certificate of Walter Spencer, 1983. Lucille Cuthbert Spencer was an African American woman employed by the Alexander family as a laundress and cook, 1940s-1960s, and she gave these documents to Mrs. Ford's mother for safe-keeping, where they remained with other Alexander family papers.

Folder 38

Clippings, 1859, 1865?, and undated. #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 38

Clippings concerning politics and Confederate currency. Three clippings are 1859 letters to the editor of the New York Evening Express by "A.B.C." (probably Jeremy F. Gilmer) defending the United States Army Corps of Engineers from attacks levied by the paper and others. One clipping (probably 1865) lists the value of Confederate money. A final clipping is only a fragment and contains several advertisements.

Folder 39

Pages from German sketch/notebook of Egydius Schmidt, 1759-1763 #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 39

Includes verses in German and several watercolors. Translations of three items from the volume are filed with it.

Folder 40

Travel journal of Adam Alexander, 1801 #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 40

Describes a trip he took with William Peacock to the North, including various stops in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington City, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

Other papers, 1833, 1842, 1888, undated #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 41-42

Includes personal writings, recipes, and other items collected by members of the Alexander family. Included are childhood and later compositions and poems by Sarah R. Alexander and Sarah (Gilbert) Alexander, as well as a brief dramatic sketch (undated, author unknown) describing a scene around the Adam Leopold Alexander dinner table.

Folder 43

Recipe book (in German and English), undated #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 43

Contains recipes in German (pp. 1-79) and in English (pp. 80-100 and unnumbered) for cooking and curing diseases.

Folder 44

Recipe book, undated #00011, Series: "3. Alexander Family: Other Papers, 1763-1910 and undated." Folder 44

90 pages

Pocket-sized volume containing recipes for cooking and medicines.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subcollection 2. Hillhouse Family Papers, 1759-1976

About 450 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Family and business correspondence of the Hillhouse family of New England and Georgia.

Mostly correspondence of David P. Hillhouse, with significant correspondence also for his brother-in-law Felix H. Gilbert; his parents, David Hillhouse and Sarah Porter Hillhouse; his two sisters, Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert and Mary Hillhouse Shepherd; and his niece Sarah Gilbert Alexander. Also included are scattered letters received by three generations of the Porter family of Hadley, Mass.

The letters to the Porter family were received 1775-1848 and are chiefly from their connections in Washington, Ga. There are two letters to Colonel Elisha Porter "in the American Camp Before Boston" in June 1775, one from Samuel Hopkins at Hadley, poignantly reporting the death of Porter's son, and one from D. Jewett at New London; four letters to Elisha Porter from his daughter Sarah after her marriage; and about a dozen letters scattered between 1804 and 1848 to Samuel, Abigail, and Elisha Porter from relatives in Georgia

Letters addressed to David P. Hillhouse begin with 1808. His most frequent correspondents were David Buel, Jr. (Troy, N. Y.), Oliver H. Prince (d. 1837), and Adam Leopold Alexander. Their correspondence (mostly 1820s-1840s) discusses politics and current events, including conflicts between whites and the Cherokee in 1836, the Nullification crisis, abolitionism, and the rise of the Whig party in Georgia. Letters to Hillhouse also deal with business and family affairs.

Between 1802 and 1813 personal correspondence of Felix H. Gilbert includes a number of letters to and from his wife and mother-in-law while he was traveling and attending the legislature at Milledgeville, 1807-1808. These letters discuss family and politics. Gilbert also frequently wrote David P. Hillhouse and other relatives concerning political affairs. Of interest are letters discussing the proceedings of the Georgia legislature (1808-1809) and the outbreak of the War of 1812 (including the invasion of Canada, 1812-1813).

Sarah Gilbert Alexander's correspondence dates primarily between 1813 and 1823. (Correspondence after her marriage in 1823 is filed in the Alexander subcollection, listed above.) Of note are two letters, probably written in 1822, from educator and antisuffragist Catharine Beecher, which comment on social news and Sarah's engagement to Adam L. Alexander.

Folder 45

Correspondence, 1775-1792 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 45

Includes two letters to Colonel Elisha Porter "in the American Camp Before Boston" in June 1775, one from Samuel Hopkins at Hadley, poignantly reporting the death of Porter's son, and one from D. Jewett at New London.

Folder 46

Correspondence, 1802-1805 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 46

Folder 47

Correspondence, 1806 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 47

Oversize Paper OP-11/13

Letter of O.H. Prince to Sarah Gilbert, 2 September 1807 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." OP-11/13

Folder 48-49

Folder 48

Folder 49

Correspondence, 1807-1811 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 48-49

Includes letters discussing the proceedings of the Georgia legislature (1808-1809).

Folder 50-51

Folder 50

Folder 51

Correspondence, 1812-1814 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 50-51

Includes letters discussing the outbreak of the War of 1812 (including the invasion of Canada, 1812-1813).

Folder 52

Correspondence, 1815-1816 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 52

Folder 53

Correspondence, 1817-1818 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 53

Folder 54

Correspondence, 1819 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 54

Folder 55

Correspondence, 1820-1821 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 55

Folder 56

Correspondence, 1822-1823; 1825-1827 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 56

Includes two letters, probably written in 1822, from educator and antisuffragist Catharine Beecher, which comment on social news and Sarah Gilbert's engagement to Adam L. Alexander. Also includes several letters from Mary L. Hillhouse in 1823 discussing Beecher's emotional state after the sudden death of her fiancee, Professor Alexander Metcalf Fisher of Yale College. One letter, 12 July 1822, quotes Beecher on her feelings about Fisher's death.

Folder 57

Correspondence, 1828-1833 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 57

Folder 58

Correspondence, 1834-1837 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 58

Includes correspondence pertaining to conflicts between whites and the Cherokee in 1836.

Folder 59

Correspondence, 1838-1842 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 59

Folder 60

Correspondence, 1843-1845 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 60

Folder 61

Correspondence, 1846-1849 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 61

Folder 62

Undated #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 62

Mostly letters of Felix H. Gilbert to his wife while Gilbert was traveling away from home. Letters discuss his travels through the Southeast and New England, family and financial matters, and news of friends. Miscellaneous family letters to Felix H. Gilbert and Sarah Gilbert Alexander also appear and focus mostly on family news.

Folder 63-68

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Correspondence, 1874-1923 #00011, Series: "4. Hillhouse Family: Correspondence, 1775-1923; 1874-1923." Folder 63-68

The correspondence of Margaret P. Hillhouse of Yonkers, N.Y., who was gathering family data from members of the Hillhouse and Alexander families. The bulk of this correspondence is dated 1921 and consists of letters from the children and later descendants of Adam Leopold Alexander and Sarah Gilbert Alexander. Letters and their enclosures provide biographical, historical, and genealogical information on members of both families. Additional correspondence of Margaret P. Hillhouse, mostly relating to genealogy, may be found in the Jackson and Prince Family Papers in the Southern Historical Collection.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated.

69 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

The earliest item in the series is a 1759 record of the expenditures of Sarah Taylor, a Hillhouse relative. Other early items include the commission of Elisha Porter as sheriff of Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay, 1775, and Captain Josiah Lyman's account with Elisha Porter, including such items as "Billetting Roll" and "Recruiting," March-July 1776.

Most other items are legal papers of David P. Hillhouse. From 1798 to 1823 almost all legal and financial items pertain to the inheritance of Sarah Gilbert Alexander, which was managed by her uncles David P. Hillhouse and William G. Gilbert. These papers include wills, deeds, receipts, accounts, and affidavits. Of note are two pages from David P. Hillhouse's journal as her guardian written between 1823 and 1828. From 1823 to 1851, almost all items relate to Hillhouse's plantation and business affairs.

Folder 69

Financial and legal papers, 1759, 1775-1813 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." Folder 69

Includes a 1759 record of the expenditures of Sarah Taylor, a Hillhouse relative; the commission of Elisha Porter as sheriff of Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay, 1775; and Captain Josiah Lyman's account with Elisha Porter, including such items as "Billetting Roll" and "Recruiting," March-July 1776.

Oversize Paper OP-11/14

List of expenditures, 25 May 1759 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." OP-11/14

Folder 70

Financial and legal papers, 1814-1828 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." Folder 70

Folder 71

Financial and legal papers, 1833-1845 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." Folder 71

Oversize Paper OP-11/15

Passport of David P. Hillhouse, 8 May 1845 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." OP-11/15

Folder 72

Memorandum book of David P. Hillhouse, 1835-1849 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." Folder 72

52 pages

Includes an inventory of his plantation, household, and personal property. This volume lists notes paid off, letters received, and other memoranda. A typed transcript of six pages, listing household and other property, is filed with the volume.

Museum Item MU-11/1

Pencil #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." MU-11/1

One lead pencil, manufactured circa 1835, taken from built-in holder of the David P. Hillhouse Memorandum Book, 1835-1849).

Folder 73

Bank book of David P. Hillhouse, 1846-1851 #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." Folder 73

From the Augusta Branch of the Bank of Georgia.

Folder 74

Financial and legal papers, 1847-1851 and undated #00011, Series: "5. Hillhouse Family: Financial and Legal Papers, 1759, 1775-1851, and undated." Folder 74

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55 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Travel journals of David P. Hillhouse, genealogical material pertaining to the Hillhouse and other families, and miscellaneous items.

Clippings, notes, printed publications, biographical sketches, and miscellaneous items relating to the genealogy of the Alexander, Porter, Baldwin, and Hillhouse families. Of note are an index to the New England ancestors of Lucie Harvie Hull Baldwin (undated) and handwritten genealogical extracts from a memorandum book kept by William Hillhouse in 1789 while on a trip to Ireland.

Folder 75-76

Folder 75

Folder 76

Travel journal of David P. Hillhouse, 1826 #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 75-76

168 pages in two volumes

Dated 29 April 1826 to 16 January 1827, but appears to be an account written at a later time, probably from detailed notes. The journal describes, in significant detail, a trip Hillhouse took to visit relatives and tour in New York State, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Among places described are a Jewish synagogue in Charleston, S.C.; the Connecticut legislature; the Connecticut Asylum for the Education of Deaf and Dumb Persons in Hartford, Conn.; a penitentiary in Auburn, N.Y.; Round Hill School; New York City High School; the Erie Canal; and the University of Virginia. The second volume ends with a summary of the contents of the two volumes, keyed to page numbers. A loose sketch of "the country around the Falls of Niagra" is included.

Folder 77

Travel journal of David P. Hillhouse, circa 1826-1828 #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 77

Written sometime between 1826 and 1828, documenting a trip Hillhouse took to Washington and then to New England. Jotted down hurriedly, the journal gives little detail, but offers general information on his travels through South and North Carolina and Virginia; proceedings of the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court; and several industries (including clock and button factories) he saw in Connecticut.

Folder 78

Genealogical materials: Clippings #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 78

Folder 79

Genealogical materials: Notes #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 79

Folder 80

Genealogical materials: Sketches and miscellaneous items #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 80

Folder 81

"Astronomical Almanack" with manuscript entries, 1770 #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 81

Astronomical almanack by Nathaniel Ames, printed in Boston in 1770. Interleaved pages include manuscript entries, presumably by a member of the Porter family of (North) Hadley, Mass. (perhaps by Sarah Porter Hillhouse's father or grandfather, Elisha Porter). Three entries include references to Bible verses, sermons, and family comings and goings, and a list of births and deaths, presumably of citizens of the town for the year.

Folder 82

Other items, 1811, 1812, 1902, and undated. #00011, Series: "6. Hillhouse Family: Other Papers, 1811-1976." Folder 82

Includes verses copied by Felix Gilbert in 1811; a prayer copied by Gilbert in 1812; a printed address entitled "The Confederate Veteran" made by General Edward Porter Alexander on Alumni Day (9 June 1902) at West Point's Centennial; a handwritten transcription of the lines Catharine Beecher had inscribed on the gravestone of her fiance, Professor Fisher of Yale College; and an undated handwritten poem (author unknown).

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31 items.

Mostly photographs of Alexander and Hillhouse family members, with a few photographs of homes and landscapes.

Image P-11/1

Mary Clifford Alexander, at age 10, photograph of painting, 1840. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/1

Image P-11/2

Felix Alexander, circa 1870. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/2

Image P-11/3

Lucy Grattan Alexander, circa 1870-1880. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/3

Image P-11/4

Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert, photograph of painting, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/4

Image P-11/5

Sarah Porter Hillhouse, photograph of painting, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/5

Image P-11/6

Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert, photograph of painting, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/6

Image P-11/7

Asbury Hull, photograph of painting, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/7

Image P-11/8

Lucy Harvie, photograph of painting, undate. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/8

Image P-11/9

Ella Alexander (?) as an infant, undate. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/9

Image P-11/10

Samuel D. Smith, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/10

Image P-11/11

Pamela Porter Smith, undate. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/11

Image P-11/12

Margaret Porter Smith, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/12

Image P-11/13

Abby Phillips Smith, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/13

Image P-11/14

Daniel H. Dickinson, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/14

Image P-11/15

Clarissa Alexander Smith, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/15

Image P-11/16

Henry F. B. Cooley, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/16

Image P-11/17

Hattie S. Thayer, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/17

Image P-11/18

Lucy C. Smith, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/18

Image P-11/19

Abigail Porter, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/19

Image P-11/20

Dorothea Kinselbach Schmidt, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/20

Image P-11/21

Unidentified young man, in uniform of Union private (?), circa 1860. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/21

Image P-11/22

Unidentified man, circa 1860-1870. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/22

Image P-11/23

Unidentified man (probably same as P-11/22), in Confederate general's uniform, circa 1865-1875. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/23

Image P-11/24

Unidentified man, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/24

Image P-11/25

Unidentified woman, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/25

Image P-11/26

Unidentified man, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/26

Image P-11/27

Gravesite of Edward Porter Alexander III, St. Nazare, France, 1918? #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/27

Special Format Image SF-P-11/28

House built in 1714 in which Colonel Elisha Porter was born in 1743, circa 1860 1870, stereoview. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." SF-P-11/28

Image P-11/29

Alexander family home, Washington, Georgia, mounted albumen print, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/29

Image P-11/30

View of trees at edge of dirt road, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/30

Image P-11/31

Small cemetery, surrounded by trees, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/31

Image P-11/32

Schmidt family seal, undated. #00011, Series: "7. Hillhouse Family: Photographs, 1840-1918? and undated." P-11/32

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