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William Schley collection

William Schley collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Schley collection
Creator: Clarke, Joseph
Creator: Hook, E. B.
Inclusive Dates: circa 1852, 1852-1857
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (5 items)
Collection Number: ms1448
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Schley served as governor of Georgia from 1835 to 1837. Schley was elected judge of the Superior Court of the Middle District in 1825 and representative to the state legislature from Richmond County in 1830. Beginning in 1832 he was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat for two successive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Having been nominated for governor as the Union Party candidate in 1835, Schley resigned from Congress and defeated the states' rights candidate by a few thousand votes. Dr. William K. Schley, a son of Governor Schley, practiced medicine in Columbus, Ga.

For more information, see the article "William Schley (1786-1858)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters (and one envelope) addressing William Schley. The first letter, dated May 6, 1852, addresses Cousin William, and is signed E. B. Hook; second letter, dated October 9, 1852, is signed Daniel Hook. Also included is a daguerreotype of William Schley and his wife, and a bank draft signed to Schley by Joseph Clarke of Columbus, Georgia (dated 1857).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Schley collection, ms 1448. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Drafts (negotiable instruments)
Schley, William K. , Dr.
Schley, William, 1786-1858
Schley, William, Mrs. -- Photographs

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, daguerreotype, bank draft, circa 1852, 1852-1857