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P. M. Compton papers

P. M. Compton papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: P. M. Compton papers
Creator: Compton, P. M. (Pleasant M.)
Inclusive Dates: 1781-1896
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms850
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Pleasant M. Compton was a representative in the Georgia legislature from Butts County, Georgia, and was surveyor general of the state for ten years during the mid-1800s.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of a miscellaneous nature related to Georgia county land records, justice of the peace and other judicial matters, and indentures. Jasper, Chatham and Jones Counties are the most represented, although various others are also present in the collection. An extensive portion is composed of Compton's correspondence from 1846 to 1853, in an official capacity as surveyor general.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

P. M. Compton papers, ms850, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Chatham County (Ga.)
County government records.
Georgia -- Records and correspondence.
Jasper County (Ga.) -- Records and correspondence.
Jones County (Ga.) -- Records and correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1846-1849
12Correspondence, 1850-1853
14Chatham County records
15Clarke County records
16DeKalb County history
17Jasper (Randolph) County records
18Jones County records
19Jones County receipt book
110Morgan County history
111Bonds County records
112Superior and inferior court county records
113Surveyor General records
114Surveyor General records
115Western & Atlantic Railroad