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John Howard Payne letter books

John Howard Payne letter books

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Howard Payne letter books
Creator: Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852
Inclusive Dates: 1842-1850
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 6 volumes
Collection Number: ms2654
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Howard Payne (1791-1852), dramatist, diplomat, and American Consul at Tunisia (1843-1848).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letter books of John Howard Payne documenting Payne's writing career; his interest in American and English literature; his ambassadorship to Tunisia; the U.S. political patronage system; the Cherokee Indian Nation; and U.S. politics.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Howard Payne letter books, ms2654, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Selected documents are also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cherokee Indians -- Georgia.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Dramatists, American.
Indians of North America -- Southern States.
Letter books.
Patronage, Political -- United States.
Tunisia -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Diplomatic and consular services.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1841-1845.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1845-1849.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.

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