|Creator:||Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870|
|Title:||Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (2 volumes and 1 microfilm reel)|
Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870), politician, U.S. Representative (1815-1817, 1827-31), Georgia Governor (1831-1835), United States Commissioner to execute the Cherokee Treaty of 1835, and U.S. Senator (1837-1841).
The collection consists of reminiscences of Wilson Lumpkin, written entirely in his hand, in 1852. The reminiscences mainly highlight his political career including service as a U.S. Representative; Governor of Georgia; United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Commissioner to execute the Cherokee Treaty of 1835; and U.S. Senator. Besides the personal reminiscences, the volumes include copies of official correspondence as Governor and Commissioner, and speeches and remarks as U.S. Senator. The reminiscences describe state and national political matters and include extensive information regarding the native American Indians, particularly the Cherokees, and their subsequent removal to the West.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
These volumes were transferred from the DeRenne Collection to Manuscripts in 1977.
Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences, ms 1047. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Wilson Lumpkin papers, ms 659.