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Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers

Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers
Creator: Thurmond, Samuel Pinckney, 1820-1887
Inclusive Dates: 1817-1913, bulk 1845-1861
Bulk Dates: 1845-1861
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms273
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Samuel Pinckney Thurmond (1820-1887), lawyer, Georgia House of Representatives (1851), and Solicitor General of the Western Circuit (1855-1868). Married Elizabeth A. Long and resided in Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, moved to Athens, Clarke County, Georgia in 1860.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Samuel Pinckney Thurmond from ca. 1817-1913. The bulk of the collection (1845-1861) is comprised of correspondence pertaining to Thurmond's private law practice and court administration as Solicitor General. Personal correspondents include M.M. Sheats of Watkinsville (Ga.) and his brother John D. Thurmond of Coweta County (Ga.), both which discuss family news. Of particular interest are letters from his ward, John R. North, who served in the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Virginia, which discuss the battles of Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill.

The collection also includes genealogical material on the Long and Ware families, newspaper clippings and programs relating to the career of Crawford Williamson Long, and photographs of the Thurmond and Long families.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers, ms273, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Also known as Thurmond / Swift / Tutt collection.

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

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th. Company B
Coweta County (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862.
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Long family -- Genealogy
Long family -- Photographs
Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878
Malvern Hill (Va.), Battle of, 1864.
North, John R., -1862
Practice of law -- Georgia.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Thurman family -- Photographs
Thurmond, John D.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Ware family
Watkinsville (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.

Related Collections in this Repository

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogical materials
12Letters & documents, 1817 - 1839
13Letters & documents, 1840 - 1845
14Letters & documents, 1846 - 1847
15 - 6Letters & documents, 1848
17Letters & documents, 1850
18Letters & documents, 1851
19Letters & documents, 1852
110Letters & documents, 1853
111Letters & documents, 1854
112Letters & documents, 1855
21Letters & documents, 1856
22Letters & documents, 1857
23Letters & documents, 1858
24 - 5Letters & documents, 1860
26Letters & documents, 1861 - 1865
27Letters & documents, 1866 - 1869
28Letters & documents, 1870
29Letters & documents, 1880's
210Letters & documents, 1891, 1897, 1900, and Undated
211Letters & documents, Undated
212Empty envelopes
31Crawford W. Long programs, etc.
32Printed material and clippings, miscellaneous
33Crawford W. Long printed materials
34Crawford W. Long clippings
35Land grant , 1827
36Land grant, 1832
37 - 8Pictures