The Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

Watercolor on ivory by George L. Saunders 1840s National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


Projected Volumes

Volumes 14: 1880-1889  

Volume 14 covers the preparation and publication of Davis' memoirs, his travels abroad, speaking tours in the South, plantation management and personal business and family matters during the last ten years of his life. As the "Lost Cause" gained momentum, Davis became a leading voice, consulted by influential southerners on a wide range of topics, from Gettysburg to prohibition.  Volume 14 is in the works and is scheduled to be published in 2014. 

Volume 15

The final proposed volume will include a comprehensive index and bibliography, as well as addenda.

How to Reach Us

The Papers of Jefferson Davis
Rice University--MS 43
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
Phone: (713) 348-4990
Fax: (713) 348-4383