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Nelson Tift letters

Nelson Tift letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nelson Tift letters
Creator: Tift, Nelson, 1810-1891
Inclusive Dates: 1868 August 3, 1869 April 24
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 letters)
Collection Number: ms608
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Nelson Tift (1810-1891) was a businessman, Georgia House of Representatives and U.S. Representative (1868-1869), and resided in Albany, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Nelson Tift (1810-1891) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters: dated Albany, Georgia, August 3, 1868, to "Charles Lanman," signed "Nelson Tift," regarding Tift's inability to comply with Lanman's request; dated Albany, April 24, 1869, "My dear mother," signed "Nelson Tift," regarding family and friends. The letter to Tift's mother is written on Address of Hon. Nelson Tift to the Press & People of Georgia. From Albany News, April 23, 1869.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nelson Tift letters, ms608, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

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Subject Terms

Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.

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