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John Quincy Jett papers

John Quincy Jett papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Quincy Jett papers
Creator: Jett, John Quincy
Inclusive Dates: 1833-1925
Bulk Dates: 1920-1925
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (2 half boxes, 1 oversized folder B)
Collection Number: ms1659
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Quincy Jett resided in White Path, Gilmer County, Georgia. He was born in 1891 and died in 1937. He was married to Leastie Belle Allen Jett (1895 - 1979), and together they had several children, one of which was Mary Caroline Jett (1921 - 1986). He was a member of the second Klan in the 1920s.

Scope and Content

The collection mainly consists of papers of John Quincy Jett relating to his involvement with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) from 1920-1925. Contains correspondence, printed material, clippings, and photographs of KKK activities including a government investigation of the KKK, the establishment of a press clipping bureau within the KKK to monitor and counter act publicity, and information on the power struggle between William J. Simmons and Hiram Evans. Correspondents include Elizabeth Tyler, Simmons, and Edward Young Clarke. The collection also contains land deeds from the 1800's.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Quincy Jett papers. MS1659. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clarke, Edward Young
Evans, H. W. (Hiram Wesley)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Secret societies -- Georgia.
Simmons, W. J. (William Joseph)
Tyler, Elizabeth

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Correspondence, 6 June 1920
 
12Correspondence, 11 October 1921
 
13Correspondence, 16 December 1921
 
14Correspondence, 21 July 1922
 
15Correspondence, 1 August 1922
 
16Correspondence, 3 August 1922
 
17Correspondence, 8 September 1922
 
18Correspondence, 16 December 1922
 
19Correspondence, 23 December 1922
 
110Correspondence, 3 January 1923
 
111Correspondence, 11 January 1923
 
112Correspondence, 27 January 1923
 
113Correspondence, 9 February 1923
 
114Correspondence, 6 June 1923
 
115Correspondence, 13 October 1923
 
116Correspondence, 19 November 1923
 
117Correspondence, 28 November 1923
 
118Correspondence, 30 November 1923
 
119Correspondence, 3 December 1923
 
120Correspondence, 11 December 1923
 
121Correspondence, 28 December 1923
 
122Correspondence, 5 January 1924
 
123Correspondence, 18 January 1924
 
124Correspondence, 26 January 1924
 
125Correspondence, 1 February 1924
 
126Correspondence, 4 February 1924
 
127Correspondence, 9 February 1924
 
128Correspondence, 15 February 1924
 
129Correspondence, 25 February 1924
 
130Correspondence, 29 February 1924
 
131Correspondence, 16 March 1924
 
132Correspondence, 5 May 1924
 
133Correspondence, 16 May 1924
 
134Correspondence, 5 June 1924
 
135Correspondence, 10 June 1924
 
136Correspondence, 13 August 1924
 
137Correspondence, 26 February 1925
 
138Correspondence, undated
 
boxfolder
21Clippings
 
22Deed (fragment), 1833
 
23Deed, 1834
 
25Deed, 1837
 
26Deed, 1839
 
27Deed, 1854
 
28Deed, 1879
 
29Envelopes
 
210Legal Documents
 
211Miscellaneous
 
212Passes
 
213Petition, 1922
 
214Photographs
 
215Subpeonas, 1923, 1924
 
oversized_folder
1BPhotographs (3 panoramas with several men)