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John Berrien letters

John Berrien letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Berrien letters
Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Inclusive Dates: 1796 November 20, 1799 March 19
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (3 items)
Collection Number: ms415
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Macpherson Berrien was a lawyer, U.S. senator, and the attorney general of the United States during 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

The collection consists of two letters: dated Louisville, November 20, 1796, to George Jones, Savannah, signed John Berrien, regarding survey and purchase of land; dated Louisville, March 19, 1799, to Charles Harris, Savannah, signed John Berrien, regarding some land to be sold for taxes, and inviting Mr. and Mrs. Harris to visit. The collection also includes an explanatory note.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Berrien letters, ms415, 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

Harris, Charles, 1772-1827 -- Correspondence
Jones, George, 1766-1838 -- Correspondence
Land use -- Georgia -- Savannah.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1796 November 20, 1799 March 19