19th century University of Georgia Presidential papers

19th century University of Georgia Presidential papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Boggs, William E.
Creator: Brown, John Thomas
Creator: Church, Alonzo, 1793-1862
Creator: Finley, Robert, D. D.
Creator: Lipscomb, Andrew A., (Andrew Adgate), 1816-1890
Creator: Meigs, Josiah, 1757-1822
Creator: Tucker, Henry H., (Henry Holcombe), 1819-1898
Title: 19th century University of Georgia Presidential papers
Dates: 1801-1905
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA0079

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah Meigs: Presidential tenure 1801-1810; John Brown: Presidential tenure 1811-1816; Robert Finley: Presidental tenure 1817; Alonzo Church: Presidental tenure 1829-1859; Andrew Lipscomb: Presidental (Chancellor) tenure 1860-1874; Henry Tucker: Presidental (Chancellor) tenure 1874-1878; and William Boggs: Presidental (Chancellor) tenure 1878-1888.

Scope and Content Note

The 19th Century University of Georgia Presidential papers includes correspondence, deeds and stock certificates generated by various early UGA President/Chancellors. There are numerous original documents along with transcriptions and photocopied materials. The originals date from 1801-1905.


The collection is arranged into seven series.

Index Terms

Universities and colleges--Georgia--Administration.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.

General Notes

RG 1

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

19th century University of Georgia presidential papers, UA01-013, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Josiah Meigs papers, 1801-1803

11Letter: G. Walton to J. Meigs re: recent presidential election [includes transcription], 1801 January 20
2Letter: J. Meigs to Yale College re: resignation [includes transcription], 1801 February 4
3Letter: J. Meigs to J. Morse re: impending completion of college building [includes transcription], 1802 December 25
4Letter: J. Meigs to "My dear friend" re: "Crown of thorns" [includes transcription], 1803 October 27

2. John Brown papers, 1814

15Letter: J. Brown to Governor P. Early re: military training at UGA [photocopy and transcription], 1814 May 12

3. Robert Finley papers, 1817

16Letter: R/ Finley to Geo. Woodhull re: impending move to Georgia [includes transcription], 1817 March 27

4. Alonzo Church papers, 1831-1857

17Letter: a church to Prof. Cleveland re: position of Natural History [includes transcription], 1831 May 3
8Miscellaneous shares: strock in Georgia Bank and Railroad Co., 1842-1857
9Deed: University of Georgia to John A. Martin-lot no. 113, 2 Road and 24 Poles, 1850 August 30
10Church Family American genealogy, British-American Record Society, New York [photocopy]

5. Andrew Lipscomb papers, 1860-1876

111Letter: A. Lipscomb to G.W. Rush re: Lipscomb as new Chancellor [includes transcription], 1860 December 10
12Extracts from letters: Lipscomb to senior class University of Georgia [includes transcription], 1868 January 8
13Certificate for Commencement attendance, 1871 August 2
14Letter: A. Lipscomb to Gov. Smith re: introduction, E. Hunter and D.C. Barrow [includes transcription]
15"A.A. Lipscomb": autograph plate (from book)

6. Henry Tucker papers, 1870-1877

116Letter: A.B. Thrasher to H. Tucker re: Ag. Scholarship recommendation [includes transcription], 1875 October 4
17Letter: J.F. Thornton to W. Tucker re: Ag. Scholarship recommendation, 1875 October 5
18Letters: requests for admission, 1875-1876
19Diary: H.H. Tucker [photocopy], 1870
21Diary: H.H. Tucker [photocopy], 1877

7. William E. Boggs papers, 1894-1905

122Letter: W. Boggs to H. Erwin re: unexcused student absences [includes transcription and envelope], 1894 May 7
23Letters: multiple letters of recommendation, 1896-1905
24Faculty minutes: extract, 1898 May-June
25Letter: A.H. Patterson to C.M. Nix re: University catalogue, 1898 October 20
26Ledger pages: University of Georgia to City of Athens re: curbing and brickwork expenses, 1898 November 1
27Letter: E.A. Brown to W. Boggs re: scholarship transfer [includes transcription], 1898 November 19
28Memos: W. D. Hooper to W. Boggs re: degree conferrals, 1899 June 20-21