Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences

Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870
Title: Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences
Dates: 1852
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 2 volumes
Coll. Number: ms1047

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870) was a 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).

For more information, see the article "Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Cherokee Indians--Government relations.
Cherokee Indians--Southern States.
Cherokee Indians--Treaties.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Indians of North America--Government relations.
Indians of North America--Relocation--Southern States.
Legislators--United States.
Speeches (documents)
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. Senate.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

These volumes were transferred from the DeRenne Collection to Manuscripts in 1977.

Preferred Citation note

Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences, ms1047, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Wilson Lumpkin papers, ms659.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-2Reminiscences, 1852