Robert Middleton land warrants

Robert Middleton land warrants

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Middleton, Robert
Title: Robert Middleton land warrants
Dates: 1790
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (3 items in 1 oversized folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of miscellaneous fragmentary land grants from the early federal period of Georgia. All three still have the large wax state seals attached. The warrants are all issued to Robert Middleton and retain the plats, each for separate 1000 acre tracts in Washington County and all surveyed in July of 1790. Two tracts are designated as "Indigo land" while all three bear the note "Pine land."
Coll. Number: ms1193

Biographical/Historical Note

From 1789 to 1796, Georgia's governors gifted land grants to Georgia citizens amounting to nearly 30,000,000 acres, even though Georgia did not have that much land. A crisis called the Pine Barrens Speculation occurred due to this. Robert Middleton was one of those who purchased thousands of acres of land during this time period from Georgia's governors.

Index Terms

Indigofera--Georgia--Washington County--History--19th century--Sources.
Land grants--Georgia--Washington County--Specimens.
Land grants.
Pine--Georgia--Washington County--History--19th century--Sources.
Plats (maps)
Real property--Georgia--Washington County--Maps--Early works to 1800.
Real property--Georgia--Washington County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Middleton land warrants, MS 1193. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: DeRenne family papers, MS1064a.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1ALand Warrants