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Object Name LETTER, ORIGINAL --RECEIPT --INVITATION
Catalog Number MS-19500630.19
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1899
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Membership in the Society of American Wars

Physical Appearance: Documents pertaining to Henry Heth's membership in the Society of American Wars: a) August 5, 1899 - Letter from Edward Junious Edwards, Commander-General, Society of American Wars, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the Honorable Henry Heth, at No. 1906 G Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. - Announces Heth's election as a member of the Society of American Wars. Signed, "Edward Junious Edwards." 1 page, typescript. Plus, cover postmarked "Minneapolis, Aug[ust] 5, 11 A. M., [18]99" with a four-cent Abraham Lincoln stamp, reverse of envelope postmarked "Washington D. C. Aug[ust] 7, 5 A. M., [18]99, Rec'd." b) August 31, 1899 - Letter from Edward Junious Edwards, Commander-General, Society of American Wars, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to General Henry Heth, No. 1906 G Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. - Acknowledges Heth's acceptance of membership and sends the organization's "Constitution and By-Laws." Signed, "Edward Junious Edwards." 1 page, typescript. c) [n. d., ca. 1899] - "Preliminary Acceptance" form for the Society of American Wars - [not completed]. d) [n. d., ca. 1899] - Receipt for Payment of Dues for Membership to the Society of American Wars - "General Henry Heth," $2.00 annual dues to October 30, 1900, unsigned. e) [n. d., ca. 1899] - Engraved invitation to Hon. Henry Heth "to become a companion of the Society [of American Wars]." No signatures. f) Society of American Wars. "Book of Constitution and By-Laws of the Society of American Wars of the United States." Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1899, 19 pp. g) "Circular No. 7. Third Annual Dinner at the Minneapolis Club, on Memorial Day." May 30, 1899, Minneapolis, [Minnesota], 14 pp.
Archival History Formerly located in the MC 3 H-481d files. The Henry Heth Collection contains all the known correspondence and ephemera of Henry Heth (1825-1899), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. Holdings include Heth's 1861 commission and his 1862 and 1863 appointments. Wartime materials focus on reports for 1863-1864, including ones on Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, and Burgess Mill; telegrams for May - September 1864. Heth's Appomattox parole and his 1868 pardon signed by President Andrew Johnson are also of interest.
People Heth, Henry
Subjects CML HENRY HETH COLLECTION