|Creator:||Beard, John, b. 1797|
|Title:||John Beard papers|
John Beard, U.S. Marshal for the District of East Florida (ca. 1840s).
The papers relate to John Beard as U.S. Marshal for the District of East Florida from 1843 to 1852. The letters concern mostly land claims and pension requests. Of particular interest are a letter from Beard to George R. Fairbanks, dated February 7, 1847, discussing the sale of land in East Florida, the benefits derived from the sale, and the disorganization of the land sales process and an 1882 letter from Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. J. J.) Dickison to George R. Fairbanks discussing matters relating to the Civil War in Florida.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
John Beard papers, ms1314. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.