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Robert S. Burch Papers

Identifier: 0000-0024M


  • 1845 - 1927
  • Majority of material found within 1845 - 1899


Biographical / Historical

Robert S. Burch (1814 - 1900) was born in Hancock County, Georgia, and was a classmate and personal friend of Alexander H. Stephens. A lawyer, land speculator, and farmer/businessman, he owned property throughout the state and lived (during the span of the papers) in Thomasville, Marietta, and Newnan. Burch was the grandfather of the donor, Edwin Robinson, and Edwin's sister, Martha Reid Robinson.

Biographical / Historical

Burch's correspondence with family, friends, and business associates. There are seven letters to Alexander Stephens, 1845 - 1876, discussing family, politics, and reconstruction; a speech given by Burch before a reunion of Confederate Veterans, 1894; an undated essay by Burch on dreams; an 1862 letter from Burch's son, George Tilley Burch, who was captain of Co. I, 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment, stationed near Savannah. George died July 13, 1864 as a result of improper treatment of a wound, see letter to Stephens, July 24, 1864); and a personality report on George Burch, 1846.


.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The papers are separated into outgoing letters, incoming letters, and miscellaneous, and are arranged chronologically within those categories.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Robert S. Burch Papers were separated from the Martha Reid Robinson Collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States