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Thomas E. Watson papers, 1863-1996.

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Creator: Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922.
Collection number: 755
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Abstract: Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Ga., was a lawyer; politician and Populist Party candidate for U.S. vice-president in 1896 and for president in 1904 and 1908; senator, 1921-1922; Read more…

Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall diaries, 1751-1860.

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Creator: Clitherall, Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin, 1784-1863.
Collection number: 158
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Abstract: Caroline Elizabeth Burgwin Clitherall was a plantation owner’s wife and school teacher who lived in Belleville and Walterboro, S.C., at Thornbury Plantation in North Carolina, and in Read more…

Cheves and Wagner family papers, 1814-1919.

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Creator: Cheves and Wagner family.
Collection number: 147
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Abstract: Members of the Cheves and Wagner families lived in South Carolina and Georgia. Prominent family members included Ann Hrabowska Wagner (fl. 1814-1818) of Charleston, S.C.; Langdon Cheves (1776-1857) of South Carolina, speaker of Read more…

Stephen D. Heard papers, 1758-1889 (bulk 1840-1874).

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Creator: Heard, Stephen D., 1807-1875.
Collection number: 1478
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Abstract: Stephen D. Heard, lawyer, commission merchant, and native of Wilkes County, Ga., practiced law in Talbotton, Ga., from about 1835 until about 1847. In 1836, he married Read more…

Manigault family papers, 1824-1897.

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Creator: Manigault family.
Collection number: 484
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Abstract: The Manigault family of Charleston, S.C., and plantations in the Berkeley District, S.C., and on Argyle Island in the Savannah River, Ga., included Charles, merchant and rice planter; and his sons Gabriel Edward, planter, physician, and curator Read more…

Daniel Howard Baldwin letters, 1859-1869.

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Creator: Baldwin, Daniel Howard, 1825-1887.
Collection number: 4182
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Abstract: Articulate, analytical, lengthy letters from Daniel H. Baldwin, merchant of Savannah, Ga., 1860-1861, and New York City, 1867-1869, to William Baldwin in Massachusetts, commenting on the secession crisis, the Republican Party, the economy, Read more…

Woolley family papers, 1788-1917 (bulk 1788-1869).

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Creator: Woolley family.
Collection number: 2504
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Abstract: Vardy Woolley, planter of Brunswick (Glynn County), Ga., married Elvira Amanda F. Scott (daughter of Mary Scott) in 1832. Woolley served as guardian of Miss M. E. Barnard of Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Georgia, Slavery

Couper family papers, 1827-1955.

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Creator: Couper family.
Collection number: 186-z
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Abstract: The Couper family of Glynn County, Ga., included John Couper (1759-1850), his sons, William Audley Couper (1817-1898) and noted agricultural researcher James Hamilton Couper Read more…

Elizafield Plantation record, 1838-1861 (bulk 1838-1858).

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Creator: Grant, Hugh Fraser, d. 1873.
Collection number: 3213-z
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Abstract: Elizafield Plantation on the Altamaha River in Glynn County, Ga., was owned by rice planter Hugh Fraser Grant (d. 1873). Plantation journal, 287 pages, with entries 1838-1861, Read more…

14th Colored Infantry Regiment, United States Army, sutler's ledger, 1864-1866.

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Creator: United States Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 14th (1863-1866).
Collection number: 4823-z
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Abstract: The 14th Infantry Regiment of United States Colored Troops was organized at Gallatin, Tenn., in 1863. The regiment marched to the relief of Dalton, Ga.; was at the siege of Decatur, Ala.; fought in the battle of Nashville; and served at Read more…