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George Mathews collection

George Mathews collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Mathews collection
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: circa 1775-1790s
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet (2 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms4054
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Mathews, a veteran of the Continental army, migrated to Wilkes County from Virginia between 1783 and 1784. He quickly rose to service as a state legislator, governor, and member of the U.S. Congress. Robert Bruce Cannady was a graduate student in history at the University of Georgia in 1957 and collected this material on Governor Mathews.

For more information, see the article George Mathews (1739-1812) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a waistcoat believed to have been worn by Georgia Governor George Mathews during his second inauguration in 1793, a red wool sash worn by Mathews during his time serving as governor, and a pair of epaulettes possibly worn during is service in the American Revolution.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Mathews collection, ms4054, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clothing and dress -- 18th century.
Governors -- Georgia.
Mathews, George, 1739-1812
Military uniforms.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- American forces.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

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