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Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks

Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks
Creator: Colquitt, Alfred Holt, 1829-1894
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1894
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet (11 volumes in 3 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms66
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Alfred Holt Colquitt (1829-1894) was born in Walton County, Georgia. Colquitt was a lawyer, Confederate officer, U.S. Representative (1852-1854), Georgia Governor (1876-1882), and a U.S. Senator (1883-1894).

For more information, see the article Alfred H. Colquitt (1824-1894) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of eleven volumes of scrapbooks relating to Alfred Holt Colquitt, mainly compiled by Colquitt's secretary Isaac Wheeler Avery, from 1853-1894. The scrapbooks include clippings, with a few letters, primarily pertaining to Colquitt's terms as Governor (1876-1882), but also containing obituaries of Colquitt and letters of condolence.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged roughly in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks, ms66, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by Mrs. Walter T. Colquitt, Mrs. Preston Arkwright, and Mrs. George Howard in 1940.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1853-1877
1Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1884
1Scrapbook miscellaneous and obituaries
1Scrapbook , September 1880
1Scrapbook , 1880-1882
1Scrapbook, telegrams and obituaries, 1884
2Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1853-1877
2Scrapbook, June-August 1880
2Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1879
3Scrapbook, September 1880
3Scrapbook, August 1880