The Memorial Volume of Jefferson Davis
Reprint of the 1889 edition, in a beautiful clothbound volume.
The author published this volume as a tribute to the Confederate president after his death in 1887. It includes a biography of Davis interspersed with reprinted essays, articles, and speeches on his character and long service in government.
From the Author:
“Some years ago, my personal relations to President Davis, and my interest in and knowledge of events of Confederate History, induced an arrangement by which, with his full consent, I was to write the authorized Biography of our great Chief, and I had been diligently collecting material for that purpose. But on learning that he had at last yielded to a general desire, and was engaged at the time of his death in preparing his own Memoirs, and that since his death Mrs. Davis has decided to complete and publish the book, under her own supervision, I gave up, of course, any plan of my own which could possibly conflict with this Memoir.
It was suggested to me, however, that a volume which should briefly outline the Life and Character of the great Confederate Leader, and which should gather and preserve choice selections from the world’s splendid tribute to his memory, would be a prized souvenir in the homes of the people who loved him.”