Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

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Introduction

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pp. v-viii

...same determination and grace that characterized their tumultuous experiences as first family of the Confederacy and afterward during Davis’ painful postwar imprisonment. His financial woes and worries about supporting his large family, together with his wife Varina’s chronic health problems, imposed a continual...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xiv

...provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the State of Mississippi through the Department of Archives and History. We express our deep appreciation to the Commission, especially Timothy Connelly, to the Endowment, especially...

Editorial Staff

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pp. xv-xviii

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Editorial Method

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pp. xix-xxii

...Items composed by Davis are given preference for publication with annotation, particularly those that illuminate his opinions, philosophy, and personal relationships. Special consideration is given to material not previously printed. Many can be found in Dunbar Rowland’s...

Editorial Symbols and Abbreviations

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pp. xxiii-xxiv

Repository Symbols

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pp. xxv-xxvi

Contents

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pp. xxvii-xxxii

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Chronology, 1871–79

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pp. xxxiii-xlviii

...Brackets indicate data that follow logically from information in primary sources but are not explicitly stated. Unknown and not included are all dates of church attendance in the 1870s and Davis’ frequent consultations with William T. Walthall and trips between Beauvoir and New Orleans...

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis Annotated Documents

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pp. 1-592

...Edmund C. Laughlin (Bertram Hayes-Davis): encloses letter [not found] from James E. Dunham, but “I fear the Books containing the entry were destroyed during the War”; does not doubt there was a “transfer Entry to your or in your Brothers a/c” at Laughlin & Co., but Dunham cannot remember; has a copy of an old account, “shewing a Balance due you at the time it was rendered of...

Appendix: Manuscript Material for Rise and Fall or for Proposed Autobiography [1877–80]

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pp. 593-602

Addenda, 1841–70

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pp. 603-618

Sources

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pp. 619-668

Index

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pp. 669-720