John Beard papers

John Beard papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Beard, John, b. 1797
Title: John Beard papers
Dates: 1843-1852, 1882
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms1314

Biographical/Historical Note

John Beard, U.S. Marshal for the District of East Florida (ca. 1840s).

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Dickison, Mary Elizabeth
Fairbanks, George R., (George Rainsford), 1820-1906
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Public land sales--East Florida.
United States marshals--East Florida.

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

John Beard papers, ms1314. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1John Beard papers, 1843-1852, 1882