Richard Henry Wilde letters

Richard Henry Wilde letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Henry Wilde letters
Creator: Wilde, Richard Henry, 1789-1847
Inclusive Dates: 1816 January 21, 1834 October 30 (31?)
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (3 letters)
Collection Number: ms946
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Richard Henry Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 24, 1789 and died in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 10, 1847. He moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1802, engaged in mercantile pursuits, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1809. He commenced practice in Augusta, became solicitor general of the superior court of Richmond County and attorney general of Georgia (1811-1813). Wilde was elected to Congress as a Republican (1815-1817), and then again (1827-1835).

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three letters composed by Richard Henry Wilde: dated Washington City, January 21, 1816, addressed to John W. Wilde, the first letter refers to correspondence between the Secretary of State and the Spanish Minister, and to speeches of Mr. Randolph; dated Augusta, October 30 (31?), 1834, addressed to Tristam Burges (Providence, R.I.) and Littleton W. Tazewell (Richmond, Va.), the second and third letters refer to Wilde's research into the history of paper money before and after the Revolution.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Henry Wilde letters, ms946, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1816 January 21, 1834 October 30 (31?)

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