John Macpherson Berrien letters

John Macpherson Berrien letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Macpherson Berrien letters
Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Inclusive Dates: 1821-1852
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (14 letters)
Collection Number: ms4106
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Macpherson Berrien was an eloquent lawyer, a U.S. senator, and the attorney general of the United States during U.S. president Andrew Jackson's administration. Berrien County, created in south Georgia in 1856, is named for him.For more information, see the article "John Macpherson Berrien (1781-1856)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

Consists of 14 letters written by Georgia Senator John Macpherson Berrien during his political career. The letters pertain to matters such as politics, lawsuits, and personal matters. The "Mr. Penrose" he writes to is likely Philadelphia politician Charles Bingham Penrose.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Macpherson Berrien letters, ms4106, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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