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Dixon family papers

Dixon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dixon family papers
Creator: Dixon family
Inclusive Dates: 1848-1863
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2739
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers relating to the Dixon family of Meriwether County, Georgia including correspondence of John L. Dixon at Collinsworth Institute, Joshua L. Render and his wife Mary Jane (Dixon) Render, and John Tillman Dixon. One letter mentions the Charleston Convention (1860). Of particular interest are three letters from John Tillman Dixon, serving with the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment, to his sister Mary Jane, while stationed at Richmond during the Civil War. Includes an 1853 tax list for 84 enslaved people plus land, cattle, sheep, hogs, wagons, and carriage.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dixon family papers, ms2739, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 28th
Dixon family -- Correspondence
Enslaved persons -- Georgia
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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