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Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook

Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook

Descriptive Summary

Title: Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook
Creator: University of Georgia. Demosthenian Society
Creator: Clayton, Augustin S. (Augustin Smith), 1783-1839
Inclusive Dates: 1804
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 3 items; see vault
Collection Number: ms965
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Augustin Smith Clayton was a member of the first graduating class at the University of Georgia and founder of the Demosthenian Society. Clayton Street in Athens, Clayton County and Clayton, Georgia are all named for him. Clayton helped compile the law statutes of Georgia, served three terms as a judge of the Western Circuit, was a member of the Electoral College, and served in the U.S. Congress from 1831 to 1835.

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a manuscript copy of a poem by Augustin Smith Clayton, written for and read at the first University of Georgia graduation in 1804. There is also a typed copy of the poem as well as a notebook believed to be Smith's with mathematical notes and charts in it.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook, ms965, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

American poetry -- Georgia.
University of Georgia. Faculty

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Poem and notebook (copies), 1804