by Sarah Anne Dorsey
New York: M. Doolady, Publisher, 1867
Sarah Anne Dorsey was a childhood friend of Varina Howell Davis. She was an ardent supporter of the Confederacy, and after the war she provided a home for Jefferson Davis and assisted him in writing his memoirs, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. The home, called Beauvoir, in Biloxi, Mississippi, was willed to Jefferson Davis on the death of Mrs. Dorsey in 1879.