Death benefit certificates and power of attorney

Death benefit certificates and power of attorney

Dates: 1863-1865

Printed death benefit certificates with handwritten entries payable to William A. Burnett, Attorney, Staunton, Virginia in behalf of survivors of deceased Confederate soldiers with brief statements of service and death dates of the deceased. Also includes a holograph certificate of power of attorney from Elizabeth J. Humphreys.

  • Extent: 1 folder; .08 linear fit
  • Creator: Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury
  • Call Number: MSS SC 22
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for Public Research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Death benefit certificates and power of attorney must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 22; Death benefit certificates and power of attorney; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 22, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Fred A. Rosenstock.
Subject Terms
Burnett, William A.; Military; Politics, Government, and Law
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Finding Aid Title
Death benefit certificates and power of attorney
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:29-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and the CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 to 1865 by eleven southern states of the United States of America that had declared their secession from the U.S.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts