Anson Conger Goodyear Collection, 1813-1890 1 Linear Foot
Goodyear, A. Conger (Anson Conger), 1877-1964
Correspondence, diaries, proclamations, and drafts of letters chiefly relating to the Civil War, but also including letters from the Jacksonian period. The major portion of the collection concerns the siege of Fort Sumter with letters from both Major Robert Anderson and General P.G.T. Beauregard. Included also are a diary kept by General S. Wylie Crawford during the siege and two letters from Abraham Lincoln. Other portions of the collection concern Lincoln as a political figure; the relations of Jefferson Davis and General Beauregard, with letters by both principals; letters by and about General Sherman; and letters on the controversy between Andrew Jackson and John Randolph, with letters from both.