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William A. Huff papers

William A. Huff papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William A. Huff papers
Creator: Huff, William A., 1832-1916
Inclusive Dates: 1859
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (5 items)
Collection Number: ms1719
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William A. Huff (1832-1916) volunteered in the Confederate service and was assigned to the Commissary Department at Macon in 1862. In December 1870, Huff was sworn in as mayor of Macon; in 1886, he was elected representative of Bibb County in the lower house of the State Legislature. He was twice re-elected. During the latter part of 1900 he was made manager, and later elected librarian of the Macon Public Library and Historical Society, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of this institution, and librarian up to the time of his death.

For more information, see A Standard History of Georgia and Georgians, by Lucian Lamar Knight. Hargr Ref F286 .K7 1917 v. 6, p. 3217-3219.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence and notices to William A. Huff, for the payment of debts incurred by Huff on various long term purchases, primarily to support livestock operations. Correspondences have been sent from the Georgia towns of Barnesville, Forsyth, The Rock, and Thomaston.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William A. Huff papers, ms 1719. 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

Debt -- Georgia.
Farm supplies -- Georgia -- Costs -- 19th century.
Huff, William A., 1832-1916 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1859