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John Jones Gresham writings

John Jones Gresham writings

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Jones Gresham writings
Creator: Gresham, John Jones, 1812-1891
Inclusive Dates: 1830-1835
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s) (2 notebooks)
Collection Number: ms1488
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Jones Gresham (1812-1891) was born in Burke County, Georgia. Gresham graduated from the University of Georgia in 1833, studied law under William T. Gould of Augusta, Georgia, and was admitted to the Georgia bar at Waynesboro in 1834.

For more information, see GRESHAM, John Jones, 1812-1891 at Centennial Alumni Catalog online.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two notebooks containing writings of John Jones Gresham. The larger volume contains orations delivered at exhibitions and events at the University of Georgia (1830-1833). Reversing the book, Gresham wrote Moot questions, notes, and accounts of money received and paid out (1835). The smaller volume includes Gresham's valedictory speech delivered at his graduation from the University of Georgia in 1833 (which is also included in the larger volume).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Jones Gresham writings, ms 1488. 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

Gresham, John Jones, 1812-1891 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Speeches (documents)
University of Georgia
Writings (document genre)

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