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Framed historic letters collection

Framed historic letters collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Framed historic letters collection
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1709-1850
Language: English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet 1 oversized box
Collection Number: ms3298
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Walton (1749-1804) was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence. He served lawyer, judge, governor and senator of Georgia.

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was President of the Confederate States of America.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of five framed historic documents donated by the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation of Atlanta, Georgia. The documents are: 1.) Jefferson Davis letter, July 25, 1850; 2.) James Southall agreement with Mr. William Boucher, June 1797; 3.) Land indenture agreement, January 13, 1843; 4.) John Wilson letter (State vs. Mabrey & Evans); 5.) George Walton letter, January 23, 1709.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Framed historic letters collection, ms3298, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, as facilitated by the Georgia Museum of Art.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agreements.
Correspondence.
Davis, Jefferson -- Correspondence
Governors -- Correspondence.
Indentures.
Presidents -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Southall, James
Walton, George -- Correspondence
Wilson, John -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Jefferson Davis letter, 1850 July 25
Letter to Col. [J.] L. Edwards, [----] of pensions, requesting a copy of Mr. Preston's resolution.
 
12James Southall, William Boucher agreement, 1797 June
Agreement between James Southall and William Boucher that Boucher will serve as an overseer for one year in exchange for pay, several pounds of meat and bushels of grain, and the use of cows and land on Southall's plantation. Boucher also agrees to plow and harrow and perform other duties on the plantation as necessary.
Agreement between James Southall and William Boucher that Boucher will serve as an overseer for one year in exchange for pay, several pounds of meat and bushels of grain, and the use of cows and land on Southall's plantation. Boucher also agrees to plow and harrow and perform other duties on the plantation as necessary.
 
13Land indenture agreement , 1843 January 3
Agreement is between Absolom Longina and John G.[Shilwat] and regards payment for a parcel of land in Cap [Campbell?] County, Georgia.
Agreement is between Absolom Longina and John G.[Shilwat] and regards payment for a parcel of land in Cap [Campbell?] County, Georgia.
 
14John Wilson letter (regarding State vs. Mafsey & Evans), 1792 May 9
Letter to Mr. D. Alexander regarding William Mafsey and Charles Evans who have been accused of killing Gardener Williams. The letter attests to Williams' bad character.
Letter to Mr. D. Alexander regarding William Mafsey and Charles Evans who have been accused of killing Gardener Williams. The letter attests to Williams' bad character.
 
15George Walton letter, 1709 January 23
Letter to [Council], enclosing "a proceeding of the Executive of this day, with the papers on which it was founded."
Letter to [Council], enclosing "a proceeding of the Executive of this day, with the papers on which it was founded."