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Habersham family papers

Habersham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Habersham family papers
Creator: Habersham family
Inclusive Dates: 1812-1862
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms36
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between members of the Richard Wylly Habersham family of Savannah and Clarkesville, Georgia, from 1812-1862. Correspondents include Barnard Elliott Habersham, Sarah Habersham, Catherine Habersham, Harriet E. Mathewes, Alexander Wylly Habersham, Francis Barnard Habersham, and C. Elliot. Of particular interest are letters written to Barnard Habersham from Richard Wylly Habersham regarding national affairs from 1840-1842. Correspondence also concerns family affairs, epidemics of cholera and yellow fever in Savannah, Georgia, and travels to Barbados and South America.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Habersham family papers, ms36, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

General Notes

Acquired from Fred Lockley.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clarksville (Ga.)
Epidemics -- Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Yellow fever -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-26Letters, 1812-1862, undated