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19th century University of Georgia Presidential papers

19th century University of Georgia Presidential papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: 19th century University of Georgia Presidential papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1801-1905
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: UA0079
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

Josiah Meigs: Presidential tenure 1801-1810; John Brown: Presidential tenure 1811-1816; Robert Finley: Presidental tenure 1817; Alonzo Church: Presidental tenure 1829-1859; Andrew Lipscomb: Presidental (Chancellor) tenure 1860-1874; Henry Tucker: Presidental (Chancellor) tenure 1874-1878; and William Boggs: Presidental (Chancellor) tenure 1878-1888.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, deeds and stock certificates generated by various early UGA President/Chancellors from 1801-1905. There are numerous original documents along with transcriptions and photocopied materials.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

19th century University of Georgia presidential papers, UA0079, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

University of Georgia. President

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Josiah Meigs papers

11Letter: G. Walton to J. Meigs re: recent presidential election [includes transcription], 1801 January 20
12Letter: J. Meigs to Yale College re: resignation [includes transcription], 1801 February 4
13Letter: J. Meigs to J. Morse re: impending completion of college building [includes transcription], 1802 December 25
14Letter: J. Meigs to "My dear friend" re: "Crown of thorns" [includes transcription], 1803 October 27

2. John Brown papers

15Letter: J. Brown to Governor P. Early re: military training at UGA [photocopy and transcription], 1814 May 12

3. Robert Finley papers

16Letter: R/ Finley to Geo. Woodhull re: impending move to Georgia [includes transcription], 1817 March 27

4. Alonzo Church papers

17Letter: a church to Prof. Cleveland re: position of Natural History [includes transcription], 1831 May 3
18Miscellaneous shares: strock in Georgia Bank and Railroad Co., 1842-1857
19Deed: University of Georgia to John A. Martin-lot no. 113, 2 Road and 24 Poles, 1850 August 30
110Church Family American genealogy, British-American Record Society, New York [photocopy]

5. Andrew Lipscomb papers


Letter: A. Lipscomb to G.W. Rush re: Lipscomb as new Chancellor [includes transcription]

112Extracts from letters: Lipscomb to senior class University of Georgia [includes transcription], 1868 January 8
113Certificate for Commencement attendance, 1871 August 2
114Letter: A. Lipscomb to Gov. Smith re: introduction, E. Hunter and D.C. Barrow [includes transcription]
115"A.A. Lipscomb": autograph plate (from book)

6. Henry Tucker papers

116Letter: A.B. Thrasher to H. Tucker re: Ag. Scholarship recommendation [includes transcription], 1875 October 4
117Letter: J.F. Thornton to W. Tucker re: Ag. Scholarship recommendation, 1875 October 5
118Letters: requests for admission , 1875-1876
119Diary: H.H. Tucker [photocopy], 1870
121Diary: H.H. Tucker [photocopy], 1877

7. William E. Boggs papers


Letter: W. Boggs to H. Erwin re: unexcused student absences [includes transcription and envelope]

123Letters: multiple letters of recommendation, 1896-1905
124Faculty minutes: extract, 1898 May-June
125Letter: A.H. Patterson to C.M. Nix re: University catalogue, 1898 October 20
126Ledger pages: University of Georgia to City of Athens re: curbing and brickwork expenses, 1898 November 1
127Letter: E.A. Brown to W. Boggs re: scholarship transfer [includes transcription], 1898 November 19
128Memos: W. D. Hooper to W. Boggs re: degree conferrals, 1899 June 20-21