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R.W. McCormick letter

R.W. McCormick letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: R.W. McCormick letter
Creator: McCormick, Robert Warnock, 1828-1879
Inclusive Dates: 1855 November 20
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4181
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Consists of one letter written by R.W. McCormick at Oglethorpe University and sent to his friend "Rachel." McCormick writes about the inauguration of Governor Herschel V. Johnson on November 7, 1855 in Milledgeville, Georgia. He writes that many in attendance represented the "beauty and chivalry of the Empire State of the South." The letter also describes that the number of women in attendance was "so numerous that they occupied most of the seats so that the legislators were obliged to stand." At the end of the letter, McCormick also gives a detailed and unflattering description of Robert Toombs and Alexander Stephens, who were both in attendance.

The author of the letter is probably Robert Warnock McCormick, who attended Oglethorpe University at this time according to Allen P. Tankersley's 1951 book College Life at Old Oglethorpe. McCormick was a pastor, who lived from 1828-1879, according to the Necrological Reports and Annual Proceedings of the Alumni Association of Princeton Theological Seminary, Volume 1 by the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1891.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R.W. McCormick letter, ms4181, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

College students -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Governors -- Georgia -- History.
Governors -- Georgia.
Johnson, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, Ga.)
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Students -- Correspondence.
Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1955 November 20