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William Bacon Stevens letter to Governor George Towns

William Bacon Stevens letter to Governor George Towns

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Bacon Stevens letter to Governor George Towns
Creator: Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887
Inclusive Dates: 1848 May 10
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms574
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Bacon Stevens (1815-1887) was a physician, author, historian, and Episcopal clergyman. Dr. Stevens was the author of History of Georgia and other works and helped found the Georgia Historical Society. From 1843-1848, he was a professor at the University of Georgia. In 1848 he moved to Philadelphia, where he lived until his death.

For more information, see the article William Bacon Stevens (1815-1887) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Athens, May 10, 1848, "Dear Sir" [Governor George Towns], from William Bacon Stevens, regarding the appointment of a Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Bacon Stevens letter to Governor George Towns, ms574, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Towns, George Washington Bonaparte, 1801-1854
University of Georgia. Board of Visitors

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Papers, ms1776; William Bacon Stevens letters to George Jones, ms1134.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1848 May 10