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Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers

Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers
Creator: Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
Creator: Carr, Thomas, -1820
Creator: Thomas, Mary B., active 1873
Inclusive Dates: 1780-1903
Bulk Dates: 1820-1856
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet (3 document boxes and 1 oversized folder A)
Collection Number: ms192
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867) was a lawyer and judge born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and the Lumpkin family of Athens, Georgia from 1780-1903. Includes correspondence, bills, a diary, indentures, lands grants, legal documents, and maps. The bulk of the correspondence is to Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1820-1856) discussing politics, the 1840 presidential election, the Wilmont Proviso (dealing with slavery), legal cases, law practice, and Lumpkin's appointments. Major correspondents include John MacPherson Berrien, Howell Cobb, Ebenezer Staines, and Hiram Warner. The diary was written by Mary B. Thomas, a school girl in Forsyth, Georgia, who later married Edwin King Lumpkin. Written from June - August 1873, Thomas describes her friends, school, social and family life.

The collection also contains bills, receipts, and correspondence relating to Colonel Thomas Carr, an ancestor of Lumpkin. The correspondence (1773-1837) describes the Louisiana territory, Saint Louis (Mo.), the War of 1812, politics, and family news.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, ms192, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Judges -- Georgia.
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1840.
Slavery -- United States.
Staines, Ebenezer
United States -- History -- War of 1812.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Warner, Hiram, 1802-1881
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1816 - 1827
12Notes and Reflections, 1827
13Miscellaneous Letters and Receipts
14Ku Klux Klan Call to Meeting
15Letters, 1794 - 1811
16Letters, 1812 - 1815
17Miscellaneous Letters and Receipts, 1814 - 1855
18Bills and Receipts, 1815 - 1849
19Letters, 1835 - 1849
110Letters, 1839 - 1855
23Bills and Receipts, 1860 - 1869
24Diary - Mary Thomas, 1873
26Letters, 1852 - June 1855
27Letters, July 1855 - 1899
28Letters and Miscellaneous Papers, Undated
29Indentures Clarke County Legal Documents, 1818 - 1729
210Estate of Jett Thomas, Legal Documents - Clarke County
211Indentures, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1870 - 1892
212Legal Documents - Habersham County
213Indentures, Legal Documents - Jackson County, 1819 - 1903
214Administrator's Bond, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1879
215Agreement, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1877
216Power of Attorney, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1855
217Legal Documents - Habersham County, Miscellaneous
218Will of Thomas Booth, Legal Document - Clarke County, 1863
219Legal Documents - Habersham County, Fi Fas
220Maps, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1878 - Undated
221Legal Documents - Various Counties, Miscellaneous
222Bills and Receipts, 1850 - 1859
31Diary and Estate Seals, 1883 - 1884
32Seals of the State of Georgia and Miscellaneous Materials, undated
33Land Grant - Andrews, Allen, 1843
34Land Grant - Chitwood, Moses, 1841
35Walker, China - Cherokee County, 1833
36Ellison, Charity - Habersham County, 1825
Signed by George Michael Troup (1780-1856), governor of Georgia from 1823 to 1827.
37Legal Form Book - Lumpkin Law School, GA, 1860
1ADecrees, circa 1740-1780