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Oliver Hillhouse Prince papers

Oliver Hillhouse Prince papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Oliver Hillhouse Prince papers
Creator: Prince, Oliver Hillhouse, 1782-1837
Inclusive Dates: 1810-1871
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2327
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Oliver Hillhouse Prince (1782-1837) was both a Georgia and U.S. senator, lawyer, Georgia Railroad Company director, and editor of the Milledgeville (Ga.) newspaper Georgia Journal. He was born in Connecticut, moved to Wilkes County, Georgia in 1796, eventually retiring to Athens, Georgia. Both he and his wife died in a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina.

For more information, see the article Oliver H. Prince in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, small account books, legal documents, and other miscellaneous items. The correspondence includes letters to and from Prince and his wife, Mary H. Prince, and their children; letters from family and friends including David P. Hillhouse, Thomas Hillhouse, and David Buel; and letters from Jane Green in Louisville (Ga.) to her husband Dr. William M. Green. Some of the Prince correspondence pertains to his involvement with the Georgia Journal, and some discuss Georgia politics.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oliver Hillhouse Prince papers, ms2327, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
Georgia journal (Milledgeville, Ga.)
Prince family
Wilkes County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Correspondence, 1800-1810
 
12Correspondence, 1813 September 9
 
13Correspondence, 1818 October 9
 
14Correspondence, 1819 March 9
 
15Correspondence, 1819 July 5
 
16Correspondence, 1819 July 12
 
17Correspondence, 1819 July 27
 
18Correspondence, 1819 August 25
 
19Correspondence, 1819 September? 22
 
110Correspondence, 1819 November 16
 
111Correspondence, 1828 October 29
 
112Correspondence, 1830 September 10
 
113Correspondence, 1830 December 30
 
114Correspondence, 1832 March 17
 
115Correspondence, 1832 March 26
 
116Correspondence (Letter of attorney), 1833 August
 
117Correspondence, 1834 February 6
 
118Correspondence, 1834 July 15
 
119Correspondence, 1834 July 20
 
120Correspondence, 1834 August 5
 
120aCorrespondence, 1835 January 18
 
121Correspondence, 1835 April 13
 
122Correspondence, 1835 June 18
 
123Correspondence, 1835 August 23
 
124Correspondence, 1836 March 28
 
125Correspondence, 1836 April 20
 
126Correspondence, 1837 May 23
 
127Correspondence, 1837 June 10
 
128Correspondence, 1843 June 21
 
129Correspondence, 1844 June 12
 
130Correspondence, 1844 July 17
 
131Correspondence, 1846 May 13
 
132Correspondence, 1848 June 23
 
133Correspondence, 1853 March 13
 
134Correspondence, 1853 November 3
 
135Correspondence, 1861 May 29
 
136Correspondence, 1864 September 26
 
137Correspondence, 1868 December 28
 
138Correspondence, 1871 April 5
 
139Correspondence, undated
 
140Account books
 
141Court records, 1810, 1856
 
142Empty envelopes
 
143Indenture, 1835
 
144Indenture, 1850 May 16
 
145Land grant, 1838
 
146Military document, 1865 January 23
 
147Plat, 1832 June 27
 
148Printed material
 
149Will of Washington Poe, 1824
 
150Writings by Washington Poe
 
151Writings by William A. Poe