Hugh Lawson family papers

Hugh Lawson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Brown family
Creator: Davis, Mary C. R.
Creator: Lawson, Hugh, fl. 1837-1856
Title: Hugh Lawson family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1966-1974
Dates: 1801-1974
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (5 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Hugh Lawson and Lawson family descendants from 1801-1974. The papers include correspondence, indentures, and genealogical materials. Materials relating to Hugh Lawson include indentures (1801-1837, with gaps) and correspondence (1837-1895). The correspondence includes letters (1837-1857) from Lawson to his daughters Sarah Penelope and Martha J. while at school in Jeffersonville, Twiggs County, Georgia and later (1847-1857) to Sarah Penelope Oliver after her marriage. The letters discuss family activities, the girls schooling, and some farm news. Correspondence (1868-1871) relates to the Brown family and contains information on slave activities, schools, and family news. The bulk of the collection consists of genealogical materials of Mary C.R. Davis relating to the Lawson family.
Coll. Number: ms1213


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Farm management--Georgia.
Lawson family
Lawson, Martha J.
Oliver, Sarah P. Lawson

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hugh Lawson family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Correspondence