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Clayton family papers

Clayton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Clayton family papers
Creator: Clayton, Augustin S. (Augustin Smith), 1783-1839
Creator: Clayton, William Force, 1843-1918
Creator: Clayton, Philip
Inclusive Dates: 1812-1922
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes, 2 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms3977
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Augustin Smith Clayton (1783-1839) was a member of the first graduating class at the University of Georgia and founder of the Demosthenian Society. Clayton Street in Athens, Clayton County and Clayton, Georgia are all named for him. Clayton helped compile the law statutes of Georgia, served three terms as a judge of the Western Circuit, was a member of the Electoral College, and served in the U.S. Congress from 1831 to 1835. For more information, see his congressional biography.

Philip Augustin Clayton (1815-1877) was the son of Augustin Clayton, married to Leonora Harper Clayton (1819-1895). He was the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Confederate States during the Civil War, and the Consulate to Peru from 1874 to his death in 1877 in Caccao, Peru.

Scope and Content

The Clayton family papers consist of genealogical research, correspondence, and legal materials. Included are deeds and accounting papers, Civil War soldiers' letters, funerary mementos, a letter describing an 1829 trip to Tallulah Falls, and letters from Peru describing Consulate duties during the 1870s.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clayton family papers, ms3977, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

The entire collection has been digitized through the Digital Library of Georgia:

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Consuls -- United States -- Correspondence.
Deeds -- Georgia.
Diplomats -- United States -- Correspondence.
Families of military personnel -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Mothers of soldiers -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence.
Tallulah Falls (Ga.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

11Augustin Smith Clayton to Julia Carnes Clayton regarding trip to Tallulah Falls, 1829 October 21 Access Online
12Julia Carnes Clayton to Florence Clayton, 1857 March 25 Access Online
13H. H. Leavitt to Julia Ann Harper Force, 1885 September 22 Access Online
14Philip Clayton - official correspondence to Consulate of the United States, Callao, Peru, 1874-1876 Access Online
15Philip Clayton, 1843, 1861-1864, 1867 Access Online
Includes correspondence with Julia Clayton, Philip Clayton Jr., and Florence Clayton.
16Philip Clayton to Robert Clayton, 1874 January Access Online
17Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1874 March-July
18Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1874 August-October Access Online
19Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1874 November-December Access Online
110Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1875 January-April Access Online
111Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1875 April-May Access Online
112Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1875 October-December Access Online
113Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1876 Jaunary-March Access Online
114Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1876 April-July Access Online
115Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1876 August-December Access Online
116Philip Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1877 January-March Access Online
117Leonora Harper Clayton, 1871, 1883, 1895 Access Online
Includes correspondence with C. P. Howard, Mary Ann Cobb, and others.
118Alexander H. Stephens to Leonora Clayton, 1874, 1876 Access Online
119Julia Force Clayton Access Online
120Julia Florence Clayton, 1899-1901 Access Online
121William Force Clayton to Maude Townsend, at State Normal School, and mother (from Quayaquil, Ecuador), 1912, undated Access Online
14-5William Force Clayton to Leonora Clayton, 1877 March 26, 1879 July 3 Access Online
122Robert Townsend Clayton, Callao, Peru, 1875-1881 Access Online
Includes correspondence with his mother, father, and B. W. Buchanan
123Martha Harper Clayton, 1862, 1916 Access Online
124Oliver Fannin Clayton to George, 1856 Access Online
125Maude Clayton Townsend to Duncan Clinch Townsend, 1875 Access Online
126Maude Clayton Townsend from Cousin Sallie, 1912 Access Online
127George Henry Force to his parents, 1853, 1864, 1865, undated Access Online
Includes letters from Rockville and while prisoner of war at Elmira Prison, New York
128Philip Harper Force, 1852, 1860-1864 Access Online
11-2Philip Force to Julia Ann Harper Force, 1861 November 24, 28 Access Online
129Albert W. Force, 1861, 1863 Access Online
13Albert Force to Julia Ann Harper Force, 1861 December Access Online
130Correspondence fragments Access Online

2. Legal and Financial materials

131John Armour - deed Greensboro, Greene County, 1812 Access Online
132Holcomb Gaines Harper - deeds Greensboro, Greene County, 1818, 1828, 1832, 1835
133Survey, Mason's District, Hancock County - William Medford, 1821 Access Online
134Albert W. Force - deposition while superintendent at Soldier's home and accounting while prisoner at Point Lookout Maryland, 1864, undated Access Online
135William Force Clayton - house account and property account, deed copy, 1874-1877 Access Online
136Avarilla Clayton Thomas - quit claim deed, 1881 Access Online
21Charles Redd deed to Thomas Cobb, 1822 Access Online
22Thomas Grant deed to Holcomb Harper; John Armour to Holcomb Harper - Greensboro, Greene County , 1823, 1829 Access Online
23Holcomb Harper deed [Sheriff sale of property seized from William G. Grimes], Greensboro, 1834 Access Online
24Joseph Moore, guardian, deed to William Dawson, Greensboro, Greene County, 1836 Access Online
Joseph M. Moore guardian of Thomas M. Cobb and Joseph B. Cobb orphans of Thomas W. Cobb
25William Dawson deed to Oliver P. Daniel, Greensboro, 1856 Access Online
26Oliver P. Daniel deed to Philip Clayton, Greensboro, Greene County, 1862 Access Online
27Philip Clayton deed to Edward Clayton trustee of Lenora Clayton, Greensboro, Greene County, 1863 Access Online
28Robert Clayton passport, 1875 Access Online
29A.W. Force administrator of the estate of Holcomb Harper deed to Leonora Clayton, Greensboro, Greene County, 1876 Access Online
210Quit claim between Jospeh M. Storey and Philip and Lenora Clayton, estate of Holcomb Harper , 1877 Access Online
211Philip Clayton burial papers, Callao British Burial Ground at Bella Vista, 1877 Access Online
212Leonora Clayton quit claim deed, Jackson County, Missouri, 1881 Access Online
213Map fragments - Habersham, district no. 1, and Hall, district no. 10th and 11th Access Online

3. Family research

21Paradise Hill Access Online
22George Cooke: Portrait of Mrs. Philip A. Clayton - documents
23Correspondence regarding the collection
24Genealogy Access Online
25Daughters of the American Revolution applications - Augusta Clayton King and Josephine Tye Turner Access Online
26Daughters of the Confederacy applications - Maude Clatyon Townsend Access Online
27Julia Force Clayton baptism, 1854 Access Online
28Macie Townsend - Julian Weems Access Online
29Weems family history Access Online
210Funerary mementos Access Online
211Newspaper clippings Access Online
212Miscellaneous, 1860-1870 Access Online
Includes Church Book, Church of the Redeemer, Greensboro (1866-1870)