Other Confederate Provisional Censuses
During the 20th century three comprehensive censuses of Confederate provisionals were undertaken. These censuses relied primarily on written notes from the owners of provisional covers. In the majority of cases there were no accompanying photos. Consequently, errors were made. However, they are still valuable as they include some listings that are not included in this illustrated census because no image was found.
The three censuses are:
Phillips Census (1930s) – Comprehensive list of provisionals known at the time.
Hart Census (1950s) – Comprehensive list of provisionals, but not as complete as the Phillips Census.
Crown Census (1970s) – Comprehensive list of Georgia provisionals.
The above censuses appeared serially over time. They were collected and published in a single volume: Francis J. Crown, Jr. (ed.), Surveys of the Confederate Postmasters’ Provisionals (Lawrence, MA: Quarterman Publications, 1982).