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William Henry Fleming papers

William Henry Fleming papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Henry Fleming papers
Creator: Fleming, William H. (William Henry), 1856-1944
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1912
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms77
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Henry Fleming (1856-1944) was born in Augusta, Georgia. Fleming was a lawyer and politician, Superintendent of Schools in Richmond County, Georgia (1877-1880), served on the Georgia House of Representatives from Georgia's 10th District (1897-1903).

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers and scrapbooks of William Henry Fleming from 1875-1912. The bulk of the collection contains scrapbooks (1875-1899) of clippings documenting Fleming's activities, speeches, and political career. The correspondence (1902, 1910-1912) pertains to the contested Tenth District election of 1902 between Fleming and Thomas W. Hardwick, and the stolen fi fas (tax executions) from the Office of the Washington County Ordinary. Correspondents include James Barrett, T.J. Holmes, and Thomas E. Watson.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Henry Fleming papers, ms77, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William C. Flemming in 1950

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Contested elections -- Georgia -- Washington County.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Hardwick, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1872-1944
Legislators -- Georgia.
Legislators -- United States.
Politicians -- Georgia.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States. Congress. House
Washington County (Ga.)
Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook, 1875-1889
12Scrapbook, 1888-1892
13Correspondence, 1895-1912
21Scrapbook, 1889-1891
22Scrapbook, 1892-1894
23Scrapbook, 1894-1896
24Scrapbook, 1897-1899