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George Horkan family letters

George Horkan family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Horkan family letters
Creator: Horkan family
Inclusive Dates: 1893-1908
Bulk Dates: 1897-1899
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms3190
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence written to George A. Horkan from family members in Georgia, Texas, California, the Yukon, and Ireland, from 1893-1908. Correspondence from J.F. Horkan mainly describe Horkan's business dealings. Correspondence from William Horkan describe his business attempts and wanderings. Correspondence from P.D. Horkan, on P.D. Horkan and Co. Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Augusta, Georgia letterhead, contain news of family and business matters. Correspondence from Horkan's mother, sister, and niece relay family news. The letter dated Swinford, December 30, 1896, "My dear son, George," signed "From your fond and dying mother, Margreat Horkan," was written from Margreat's deathbed, and includes a note from Horkan's sister, Mary.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Horkan family letters, ms3190, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Businessmen -- Georgia.
Horkan family -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters from J.F. Horkan, 1893, 1897-1899
12Letters from William Horkan, 1897-1899, 1908
13Letters from P.D. Horkan, 1897-1898
14Letters from family in Swinford, Ireland, 1896-1899