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George W. Crawford letter to Charles Jones Jenkins

George W. Crawford letter to Charles Jones Jenkins

Descriptive Summary

Title: George W. Crawford letter to Charles Jones Jenkins
Creator: Crawford, George Washington, 1798-1872
Inclusive Dates: 1845 February 15
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1416
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George W. Crawford (1798-1872), the sole Whig to serve as governor of Georgia, was elected to two terms from 1843 to 1847. Crawford also served as a Georgia state representative, state attorney general, a U.S. congressman, and the secretary of war under U.S. president Zachary Taylor.

For more information, see the article George W. Crawford (1798-1872) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

One letter: dated Milledgeville, Georgia, February 15, 1845, to Charles J. Jenkins, signed "G. W. Crawford," concerning policies, beliefs, political theories, and the future of the Whig party.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George W. Crawford letter to Charles Jones Jenkins, ms 1416. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883
Political parties -- United States.
Whig Party (U.S.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1845 February 15