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Object Name Speech
Catalog Number 1998.013.00001-3
Date May 7, 1865, July 3, 1865, March 23, 1867
Scope & Content Dabney H. Maury Papers: Drafts for Farewell Address and Postwar Letters

Physical Appearance: This folder contains the following three documents:

1998.013.00001) May 7, 1865 - Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Major Gen[eral] C[ommanding] Army at Head Quarters Maury's Division, Camp six miles East of Meridian, Miss[issippi], to Soldiers - Draft of Farewell Address written on numbered ledger sheets (383-384), Signed by Maury. A photocopy of the draft is located in the folder. A typed transcript of the address is also located in the folder.

1998.013.00002) July 3, 1865 - Dabney H[erndon] Maury, Late Major General C[onfederate] Army, Prisoner of war on parole, at the University of Virginia, [Charlottesville, Virginia] to "His Excellency Andrew Johnston [sic] President of the U[nited] States" - Maury requests amnesty from President Johnson and provided for in his recent proclamation. Signed by Maury, written on ledger sheet #380. A typed transcript of the letter is also located in the folder.

1998.013.00003) March 23, 1867 - notes on a conversation with a reporter from the "New York Herald" and "Memorandum" resulting from what was not published. Written but not signed by Maury, on ledger sheet #382. A typed transript of this Memorandum is also located in the folder.
Archival History The Dabney H. Maury Collection contains correspondence and ephemera of Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. The vast majority of the library's holdings are postwar, acquired in the late 20th century as a donation from Maury's direct descendants. This correspondence covers Maury's work with the Southern Historical Society, letters to former President Jefferson Davis and his family, and family concerns. Maury's gregarious nature is apparent in the breadth of the correspondence. Letters to Maury include those from Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Jefferson Davis, Jubal Early, and Joseph E. Johnston. Some of the latest correspondence is from distinguished historians Dr. Douglas S. Freeman and Bruce Catton to Maury family members. Wartime holdings include several copies of Maury's Farewell Address of May 1865 and letter-press book of April-May 1865, later converted to a postwar journal.
People Maury, Dabney Herndon