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Richard Henry Wilde letter to Dr. William Bacon Stevens

Richard Henry Wilde letter to Dr. William Bacon Stevens

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Henry Wilde letter to Dr. William Bacon Stevens
Creator: Wilde, Richard Henry, 1789-1847
Inclusive Dates: 1841 August 9
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2811
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Richard Henry Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 24, 1789 and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 10, 1847. He moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1802, engaged in mercantile pursuits, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1809. He commenced practice in Augusta, became solicitor general of the superior court of Richmond County and attorney general of Georgia (1811-1813). Wilde was elected to Congress as a Republican (1815-1817), and then again (1827-1835).

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Richard Henry Wilde to Dr. William Bacon Stevens discussing possible sources of manuscripts in Georgia history found while doing research in Italy, as well as two photographs of Wilde.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Henry Wilde letter to Dr. William Bacon Stevens, ms2811, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Carte de visite photographs.
Correspondence.
Georgia -- History.
Historians -- Georgia.
Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letter and photographs, 1841 August 9