Pleasant Woodson White Collection
Processed by: Florence Chase Bragdon
RECORD GROUP NUMBER: Records
CREATOR: Pleasant Woodson White
VOLUME: 6 document boxes
RESTRICTION ON ACCESS NOTE: All documents are encapsulated. Collection is in good condition.
TERMS GOVERNING USE AND REPRODUCTION NOTE: Any reproduction of this material must be approved by archivist.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE: Pleasant Woodson White was born in 1820, the son of a Methodist minister. He studied and graduated from Emory College in 1848 and began practicing law in Quincy, Florida.
In 1849 White married Joseph Leonard Smallwood’s niece, Emily, also purchasing Smallwood’s home in Quincy, Florida, which is located at West King Street and Madison Street (SR65) in Gadsden County.
White was commissioned a Major in the Confederate Army in 1861 and as Chief Commissary Officer for Florida commanded the depot at Quincy.
White became active in politics and served as Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit from 1869-1879. He also served as Commissioner of Lands and Immigration from 1881-1885.
White died in 1919. The White House in Quincy, Florida is marked with a Florida Historical Marker.
SUMMARY AND SCOPE NOTE: The collection contains over three hundred letters of personal and military correspondence between Pleasant White and his family and various military personnel through out the Confederate Army. Also document box 6 contains a set of press books by White.
ORGANIZATION NOTE: Chronological
FINDING AID NOTE: Personal and military correspondence, press books and diploma from Emory.
ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL FORM AVAILABLE:
LOCATION OF ORIGINALS NOTE:
LANGUAGE NOTE: English
PROVENANCE NOTE: Unknown
PLEASASNT W WHITE DOCUMENT BOX 1: Family letters from 1839-1869, photograph of White and letters from Captain A M Allen, Commissary Officer of Ft Sumter, Major H C Guerin, Head Commissary Officer of South Carolina and Captain James McKay, who was in charge of cattle gathering and shipping from Tampa.
PLEASANT W WHITE DOCUMENT BOX 2: Letters from C F Stubbs, agent to John E Cummings in charge of main commissary depot in Atlanta, Georgia and Major A G Summer.
PLEASANT W WHITE DOCUMENT BOX 3: Letters from Major A B Noyers, officer in charge of the Second District Commissary of Florida.
PLEASANT W WHITE DOCUMENT BOX 4: Letters from Major A B Noyers, officer in charge of the Second District Commissary of Florida. Major A G Summer, Head of the Fourth District Commissary of Florida, Major Jonathan P Baldwin, Senior Officer of the Third District Commissary of Florida. General Joseph Finegan of the Confederate Army, J D Locke, Chief Commissary Officer of Georgia. Statements and reports of provisions and a letter from James A Seddon, Sectary of War.
PLEASANT W WHITE DOCUMENT BOX 5: Miscellaneous letters
PLEASANT W WHITE DOCUMENT BOX 6: Press books