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John Mason Giles family papers

John Mason Giles family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Mason Giles family papers
Creator: Giles family
Inclusive Dates: 1836-1892, 1965
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 oversize_folders
Collection Number: ms1486
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Mason Giles (1818-1866) graduated from the University of Georgia in 1838, was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1839, and was a member of the Georgia State Constitution Conventions from 1861-1865.

For further information, view University of Georgia Centennial Alumni Catalog, 1901.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of certificates, correspondence, commissions, and diplomas of John Mason Giles and his son, Andrew Samuel Giles, from 1836-1892.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Mason Giles family papers, ms 1486, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Giles, John Mason, 1818-1866
Houston County (Ga.)
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Taliaferro County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Essay against Immigration by J. M. Giles, 1836 January 30
1Certificate from Taliferro County for John M. Giles to practice law, 1839 March 5
1Certification of John M. Giles to practice law in the Northern and Souther Districts of Georgia, 1852 November 5
1Certificate admitting John M. Giles to the Odd Fellows Lodge, 1854 January 3
1Appointment of John M. Giles as Notary Public in Houston County, 1857 January 26
1Letter to A.S. Giles from his father, J.M. Giles, 1859 November 20
1Quarterly Letter from Emory & Henry College, Virginia, concerning A.S. Giles' standing, 1860 March 28
1Andrew S. Giles diploma from Emory & Henry College, Virginia , 1861 June 5
2Commission of J. M. Giles as Captain of the 619th District Company, Houston, County, 1862 July 15
2Wedding announcement of Andrew S. Gile and Sue Regin, 1866
2Partial document from Houston County certifiying Andrew Samuel Giles to practice law , 1866 February 20
2Commission of A.S. Giles as a member of the Houston County Board of Education, 1871 January 30
2Commission of Andrew S. Giles as Ordinary of Houston County, 1873 January 10
2Commission of A.S. Giles as Ordinary of Houston County, 1877
2State of Georgia certificate to A.S. Giles as the Ordinary of Houston County, 1881 January 12
2Certificate to A.S. Giles as Representative of the Grand Lodge of Dakota, 1887 March 21
2Envelope addressed to Susie Giles in Fort Valley, Georgia, 1892
2The Journal of Mississippi History, Volume XXVII, No. 3 (photocopy), 1965 August