Historical manuscripts, 1746-1908.


Historical manuscripts, 1746-1908.

Historical manuscripts, 1746-1908.

The collection consists of miscellaneous letters, notes, and documents pertaining almost wholly to historical figures important in the development of Georgia as a colony and state. It excludes all relevant Confederate materials which are listed separately as MS 1135. Although not all items are of great historical importance (a few being retained for autographs alone), several are of preeminent significance, including letters of Pierce Butler (30 March 1803) to Aaron Burr, William A. Bowles (15 February 1799) to Lord Townshend, and Thomas Savage (14 December 1775). An extended correspondence between George G. Smith and W.J. DeRenne from 1903-1908 is included. Two important letters from John McPherson Berrien to George Jones are present as well. There is also an "abstract of the muster rolls" of the companies of Captains Thomas Morris, George Young, and Dufar Peyrett taken 26 August and 2 September 1778. The extended legal briefs of Maria and Frederick Campbell Stewart with other legal materials form part of this collection. Dr. Harney's famous "Farewell to Savannah" and correspondence pertaining to it are present as well. Some of the individuals included are as follows: John McPherson Berrien, Joseph E. Brown, James Bulloch, W.J. DeRenne, George Rockingham Gilmer, and Edward Telfair.

56 items (0.25 linear ft.)

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Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was an American politician and lawyer. A Founding Father, he served as the third vice president of the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's first term from 1801 to 1805. His role in helping form the nation, however, would be overshadowed when he killed fellow Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel. The duel led to the collapse of Burr's political career and tarnished his legacy in American history. Burr was born t...

Smith, George G.

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George Gilman Smith (1836-1913) was a Methodist clergyman and historian, of Macon, Ga. Smith was born at Sheffield, now in Rockdale County, Ga., and educated at Emory College. He entered the Methodist minsitry in 1857 and served as a chaplain in the Confederate army during the Civil War. After the war he preached in Baltimord, Md., and Lewisburg, W. Va., and was the author of books and articles on the history of Methodism. From the guide to the George Gilman Smith Books, ., 1853-1910...

Telfair, Edward, approximately 1735-1807

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Edward Telfair was a merchant, member of the Continental Congress, and Governor of Georgia. He served three terms as Governor of Georgia and was the first governor to serve under the Georgia Constitution of 1789. From the guide to the Edward Telfair Papers, 1762-1831 (bulk 1771-1807), (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University) Edward Telfair (1737-1807) was born near Kirkudbright, Scotland, where he was educated in the public school system. He ...

Bulloch, James Dunwody, 1823-1901

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James Dunwody Bulloch (1823-1901) was a United States Navy officer and later a Confederate naval agent. From the guide to the James Dunwody Bulloch Letters, ., 1849, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) James Dunwody Bulloch (1823-1901) was a native of Savannah, Georgia, and an officer in the U.S. Navy. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he became a Confederate naval agent in Europe. After the war, Bulloch remained in Liverpo...

Stewart, Mariah

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Bowles, William Augustus, 1763 or 1764-1805

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Adventurer. From the description of William Augustus Bowles papers, 1791-1799. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451177 Epithet: of Add MS 28727 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000027 Epithet: General of Creek Indians British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000021 ...

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856

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John Macpherson Berrien was an eloquent lawyer, a U.S. senator, and the attorney general of the United States during U.S. president Andrew Jackson's administration. Berrien County, created in south Georgia in 1856, is named for him. From the description of Berrien, John letters, 1796-1799. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 268674733 Georgia resident (Savannah) and U.S. senator. From the description of Letters, 1820-1852. (Duke University Library). Worl...

Jones, George, 1766-1838

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George Jones was born in Savannah, the son of Noble Wimberly Jones. He studied medicine under his father and practiced for several years. He was in the Revolutionary War in it last years, served in both houses of the Georgia Legislature, was an Alderman and Mayor of Savannah, judge of the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia, and a member of the U.S. Senate in 1807. From the description of George Jones papers, 1796. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 85450385 ...

Stewart, Frederick Campbell, d. 1827.

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Gilmer, George Rockingham, 1790-1859

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George Rockingham Gilmer (1790-1859), U.S. Representative and Georgia Governor (1829-1831 and 1837-1839), born in Wilkes (later Oglethorpe) County, Georgia. From the description of George Rockingham Gilmer papers, 1827, 1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478058 Governor of Georgia; from Milledgeville (Baldwin Co.), Ga. From the description of Letters, 1838. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270612 From the description of Letters, 1838...

Harney, Dr.

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Morris, Thomas Fred, 1950-

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Epithet: of Weston Hall, county Cheshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000754.0x0003d0 ...

De Renne, Wymberley Jones, 1853-1916

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Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow). From the description of Wymberley Jones De Renne book lists, circa 1906. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 431417181 ...

Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894

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Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), governor of Georgia and U.S. senator. From the description of Joseph E. Brown papers, 1858-1930 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 45894384 U.S. senator and governor of Georgia. From the description of Joseph E. Brown correspondence, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451938 Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator. From the description of letter signed : Atlanta, unaddressed, 1877 Apr. 7. (Unknown). Worl...

Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822

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U.S. Senator and planter from South Carolina. From the description of Letter book [microform], 1790 Jan. 23-1794 May 7. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 25185530 Signer of Constitution. From the description of Autograph note in the third person : [Washington, D.C.?], to Mr. Nicholson, "Thursday evening." (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132387 U.S. senator from South Carolina, state legislator, and public official. ...

Peyrett, Dufar.

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Savage, Thomas, active 1746

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Young, George K., 1911-

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Farmer living near Farmington, Utah; polygamist, early Mormon missionary to India (1852). From the description of Diary, 1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122535743 Epithet: surgeon British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x000048 George Young was a forest ranger for New York State from 1949-1971. From the description of George Young collection. (New York State Historical Docu...