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William Tappan Thompson papers

William Tappan Thompson papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Tappan Thompson papers
Creator: Thompson, William Tappan, 1812-1882
Inclusive Dates: 1847-1881
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2684
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Tappan Thompson (1812-1882), author and journalist, of Georgia; wrote under pseudonym Major Joseph Jones.

For more information, see the article William Tappan Thompson in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection contains Thompson's correspondence during the time during which he served as editor of the Savannah Daily Morning News, personal correspondence to his wife Caroline while on business trips, business correspondence concerning his literary and journalistic career, notes and writings produced by Thompson including his first published novel, Major Jones' Courtship.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Dan Jardine, 1989.

Preferred Citation

William Tappan Thompson papers, ms2684, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.

General Notes

Available on microfilm: Augusta Mirror, "Major Jones in Europe."

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American literature -- Georgia.
American literature.
Augusta mirror (Augusta, Ga. : Newspaper)
Authors, American -- Georgia.
Drawings (visual works)
Europe -- Description and travel.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904 -- Correspondence
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 -- Correspondence
Jones, Joseph, 1812-1882
Journalists -- Georgia.
Newspapers -- Georgia.
Savannah daily morning news.
Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
Thompson, Caroline (Caroline A. Carrie) -- Correspondence
United States -- Description and travel.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical Information

11Biographical Information-Thesis
12Biographical Information

2. Personal Correspondence

131847 December 31
141865 July 26
151867 May 27
161867 June
171867 July 14
181867 July 17
191867 August
1101871 1874 1876
1111877 March
1121877 May 14
1131877 July
1141877 August
1161881 April 28

3. Business Correspondence

1171865 March 20
1181866 January 25
1191867 December 6
121Stephens, 1871
1221872 January-July
123Gordon, Harris, 1872 September-October
124Gordon, 1872 November
125Gordon, 1873
126Gordon, Stephens, 1874
127Gordon, Stephens, 1875
130Gordon, 1878
131Gordon, 1880

4. Personal Papers

132Correspondence, Undated
133Travel Notes
134Travel Writing-Newspaper Clippings
136Writings By Other People
137Drawings for "Major Jones' Courtship"
138Misc.-"Major Jones' Courtship"
139Business Receipts
140Newspaper Clippings