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William J. Northen letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones

William J. Northen letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones

Descriptive Summary

Title: William J. Northen letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones
Creator: Northen, William J. (William Jonathan), 1835-1913
Inclusive Dates: 1890 May 5
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1470
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William J. Northen (1835-1913) was a long-term important political figure in the affairs of Georgia. Northen was president of the Georgia State Agricultural Society, and governor of Georgia in the early 1890s. Not only did he advocate such reform measures as prohibition and increased educational funding, he also fought stridently against lynching.

For more information, see the article "William J. Northen (1835-1913)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Sparta, Georgia, May 5, 1890, "Mr. Charles Edgeworth Jones," signed "W. J. Northen," regarding Northen's thoughts concerning his gubernatorial candidacy.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William J. Northen letter to Charles Edgeworth Jones, ms 1470. 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

Correspondence.
Jones, Charles Edgeworth -- Correspondence
Political candidates -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letter, 1890 May 5