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Archives relating to James Jeremiah (J.J.) Slade (b. 1831-d. 1917, mayor of Columbus, GA 1892-1895, member of the Georgia Assembly, 1907-1913) and his first wife, Anne G. Graham (1835-1856), together with a Civil War era friendship album owned by Mary Branner. 1st grouping – Anne Gertrude Graham and J. J. Swade Columbus, GA archive. Includes a sixth plate ambrotype of Anne, a 1853 diary appearing to be written by her husband J.J. Slade, and a framed bouquet of dried flowers given to husband J.J. Slade by Anne in 1853. Anne died in childbirth and her daughter, Annie, only lived a few months. A note in pencil script inside the ambrotype by J. J. Slade reads, "My sweet patient loving wife – my pretty wife fell asleep in Christ May 9, 1856". 2nd grouping – Grouping of three ambrotypes including one sixth plate ambrotype of a gentleman dressed in formal attire with a Glennville, Alabama mailing address pasted on the front case cover and two fourth plate ambrotypes of gentlemen from the Columbus, GA, and the Phenix City, AL area. Last item – Civil War era friendship album owned by Mary E. Branner containing several war date inscriptions including one from Private Benjamin S. Shepperson, Co. A, 2nd Georgia Battalion Infantry: "You have a friend in a Southern Soldier who will do all in his power to protect you in all; and under all circumstances and who never see a Southern lady suffer or be imposed upon by the Yankees. Bainbridge GA, Jany 30th, 1864." Several other War date signings appear to by Mary's female friends. Dimensions of friendship album 6 1/8" x 7 3/4". Provenance: The Greene Museum, Phenix City, Alabama. CONDITION: 1st grouping – Ambrotype missing cover, diary with old stains and toning. 2nd grouping – Glennville AL cover detatched, cased fourth plate missing the cover and with scratches to the background of image, fourth plate of gentleman standing missing complete case, glass ambrotype retained only. Last item – covers loose, spine largely missing, some pages loose.