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Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.

Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.
Creator: Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883
Inclusive Dates: 1874 July 10, 1880 November 3
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 letters)
Collection Number: ms1467
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"Charles Jones Jenkins (1805-1883), most noted for his defiance of military authority while governor of Reconstruction Georgia from 1865 to 1868, was also a prominent political figure in the Whig Party during the antebellum period and a justice of the state supreme court during the Civil War (1861-65). Jenkins County, in east central Georgia, is named in his honor. Jenkins was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, on January 6, 1805. The family moved to Georgia in 1816. After two years at Franklin College (later the University of Georgia), he graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1824."

For more information, see the article "Charles Jones Jenkins (1805-1883)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters: dated Augusta, July 10, 1874, "Col. C. C. Jones," signed "C. J. Jenkins," regarding Thomas Norwood'ss speech, Dr. Lipscomb, and other business matters; dated Summerville (or, Summersville), November 3, 1880, "My dear Col.," signed "C. J. Jenkins," regarding legislative matters.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., ms 1467. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- History.
Correspondence.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Jones, Charles C. (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letters, 1874 July 10, 1880 November 3