University of Georgia campus map

University of Georgia campus map

Descriptive Summary

Title: University of Georgia campus map
Creator: Cowan, Henry P., 1850-1919
Inclusive Dates: circa 1875
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 oversize_folders
Collection Number: UA17-004
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

University of Georgia records reveal that the mapmaker Henry "H.P." Cowan of Hawkinsville, Georgia matriculated at the university in 1877. Little is known about Cowan, but he is connected with an infamous Georgia incident through his wife Lillie Woolfolk Cowan. She was the daughter of Captain Richard F. Woolfolk who was killed, along with his second wife Mattie E. Howard and six children, in the Woolfolk axe murders of 1887.

Scope and Content

The map illustrates the grounds of the University of Georgia as they existed circa 1875, indiciating the locations of buildings, tracts of land, and foliage, although without any specific labeling.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Georgia campus map, UA17-004, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections include the Campus landscaping plans, UA06-016 and the University of Georgia blueprints and plans, UA13-022. Also, see historic campus maps provided by the Office of University Architects at

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Campus map, circa 1875

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