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1 Title:   John MacPherson Berrien letter to Peter Duponceau  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856  
  Dates:   1839 July 24  
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The collection consists of a letter from John MacPherson Berrien to Peter Duponceau, dated 1839 July 24. Berrien writes on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society concerning information Duponceau, President of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, had written for earlier involving the production of silk in early Georgia, and also urging greater cooperation between historical societies.
 
  Identifier:   ms3781  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867  
  Dates:   1780-1903  
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The collection consists of the papers of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and the Lumpkin family of Athens, Georgia from 1780-1903. Includes correspondence, bills, a diary, indentures, lands grants, legal documents, and maps. The bulk of the correspondence is to Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1820-1856) discussing politics, the 1840 presidential election, the Wilmont Proviso (dealing with slavery), legal cases, law practice, and Lumpkin's appointments. Major correspondents include John MacPherson Berrien, Howell Cobb, Ebenezer Staines, and Hiram Warner. The diary was written by Mary B. Thomas, a school girl in Forsyth, Georgia, who later married Edwin King Lumpkin. Written from June - August 1873, Thomas describes her friends, school, social and family life. The collection also contains bills, receipts, and correspondence relating to Colonel Thomas Carr, an ancestor of Lumpkin. The correspondence (1773-1837) describes the Louisiana territory, Saint Louis (Mo.), the War of 1812, politics, and family news.
 
  Identifier:   ms192  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Baber-Blackshear family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Baber-Blackshear family  
  Dates:   1796-1939  
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The collection consists of the papers of the Baber, Blackshear, and Baber-Blackshear families from 1796-1939 and includes correspondence, journals, ledgers, news clippings, invitations, programs, speeches, and newspapers. The early part of the collection relates to Dr. Ambrose Baber and contains information on the 1802 William Hunter-David Mitchell duel (Savannah, Ga.); Baber's term as Charge'd Affaires to Sardinia, including correspondence from John MacPherson Berrien (1842-1844); and the establishment of the Montpelier Institute in Monroe County, Georgia. The bulk of the collection falls after 1846. It contains correspondence and journals of George Francis Burleigh Baber during his naval service on the John Adams, Germantown, Dale, and Porpoise. Also included is Civil War correspondence consisting of letters from Joseph William Blackshear of Jackson's Artillery from Camp Brown, St. Simons Island, Georgia, as well as George Dunbar Sweet Smith, who served in South Carolina and Virginia. The remainder of the collection consists of personal correspondence between Marion and William Blackshear; their children Ella, Paul, Birdie, and Minnie Baber-Blackshear; relatives; and friends.
 
  Identifier:   ms11  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Keith M. Read collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Read, Keith M., 1880-1940  
  Dates:   1732-1905  
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The collection consists of materials collected by Keith M. Read documenting the history of Georgia from 1732-1905. The materials include account books, correspondence, deeds, diaries, indentures, land grants, letter books, and minute books. Topics covered include the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slavery, the Salzburgers, and Indian tribes in Georgia. The collection contains papers of John M. Berrien; William H. Crawford; John Forsyth; Williams Gibbons; Charles Harris; Herschel V. Johnson; James Wright; the Bosomworth, Habersham, and Houstoun families; as well as numerous other Georgians. Of particular interest are records (1861-1863) of the Consulate of Great Britain in Georgia during the Civil War; an account book (1818) of Dr. Lewis H. Feurth containing the date, name of patient, treatment, and payment; a diary (1733) of Peter Gordon describing life in Georgia and relations with the Indians; a diary (ca. 1714-1763) of Caleb Davis pertaining to his trading activities in Georgia with the English and Spanish; and a letter book (1804-1806) of William Woodbridge documenting his import/export business and the difficulties of trading with Europe and England during the Napoleonic Wars.
 
  Identifier:   ms921  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 1. Historical Manuscripts  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cuyler, Telamon Cruger Smith, 1873-1951  
  Dates:   1609-1942  
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Series 1. Historical Manuscripts consists of manuscripts relating to Georgia history collected by Telamon Cuyler covering the period 1754-1905. The series includes correspondence; bonds; county records, particularly for Jones County (Ga.); court records; indentures; inventories; land grants; newspaper clippings; and official Georgia government records for the office of the Adjutant General, Comptroller General, Governor, and Treasurer from 1754-1905 (with gaps). Topics documented within the collection include the Georgia militia; the Revolutionary War; Indian affairs in Georgia during the 1830s (particularly treaties); shipping (1770s-1780s); and boundary disputes between Georgia and Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The series also contains administrative records and correspondence pertaining to the activities of the Confederate government and the Georgia military troops during the Civil War. These records include materials of Ira R. Foster (Georgia Quartermaster General), H. H. Waters (Executive Secretary, Dept. of Georgia), Henry C. Wayne (Georgia Adjutant General), and Jared I. Whitaker (Georgia Commissary General).
 
  Identifier:   ms1170.series1  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Telamon Cuyler Collection, Series 1. Historical Manuscripts  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cuyler, Telamon Cruger Smith, 1873-1951  
  Dates:   1609-1942  
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Series 1. Historical Manuscripts consists of manuscripts relating to Georgia history collected by Telamon Cuyler covering the period 1754-1905. The series includes correspondence; bonds; county records, particularly for Jones County (Ga.); court records; indentures; inventories; land grants; newspaper clippings; and official Georgia government records for the office of the Adjutant General, Comptroller General, Governor, and Treasurer from 1754-1905 (with gaps). Topics documented within the collection include the Georgia militia; the Revolutionary War; Indian affairs in Georgia during the 1830s (particularly treaties); shipping (1770s-1780s); and boundary disputes between Georgia and Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The series also contains administrative records and correspondence pertaining to the activities of the Confederate government and the Georgia military troops during the Civil War. These records include materials of Ira R. Foster (Georgia Quartermaster General), H. H. Waters (Executive Secretary, Dept. of Georgia), Henry C. Wayne (Georgia Adjutant General), and Jared I. Whitaker (Georgia Commissary General).
 
  Identifier:   ms1170.series1  
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