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John Hamilton Skelton papers

John Hamilton Skelton papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Hamilton Skelton papers
Creator: Skelton, John Hamilton, 1827-1893
Creator: Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1889
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3590
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Hamilton Skelton of Hartwell County, Georgia, was a Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, mayor of Hartwell, Georgia, and member of the Georgia House of Representatives (1889-1889).

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883) was an American politician from Georgia, served as Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia (pre- and post-Civil War), and was the 50th Governor of Georgia (1882-death in 1883).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four letters: dated Washington D. C., April 20, 1880, "Dear J. H. Skelton," signed "Alexander H. Stephens," regarding Stephens' health and General Gordon; dated Washington D. C., May 12, 1880, "Col. John H. Skelton," signed "Alexander H. Stephens," regarding a book and Stephens' health; dated Atlanta, Georgia, September 17, 1889, "General Marcus J. Wright War Dept. Washington DC," regarding Col. J. H. Skelton; House of Representative, Atlanta, Georgia letterhead, dated September 25, 1889, "Dear Mollie," signed "J. H. Skelton. The collection also includes a photograph of A. H. Stephens taken in 1879 (copy).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Hamilton Skelton papers, ms3590, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Legislators -- Correspondence.
Skelton, John Hamilton, 1827-1893

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