|Creator:||Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807|
|Creator:||Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898|
|Creator:||Jackson, Henry, 1778-1840|
|Creator:||Jackson, James, 1757-1806|
|Creator:||Prince, Oliver Hillhouse, 1782-1837|
|Title:||Oliver Hillhouse Prince Junior papers|
|Quantity:||1.4 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of donated papers of Oliver Hillhouse Prince from 1785-1900. The papers relating to Oliver Hillhouse Prince Jr. consist primarily of documents not relating to him immediately. Instead, much of the correspondence regards Henry Jackson, Henry Rootes Jackson, Abraham Baldwin, Martha Jackson, and James Jackson. A considerable number of documents do focus on O.H. Prince Jr., including his interest in the genealogy of the Prince family and documents relating to his service in Cobb's Legion during the Civil War. The collection also includes a scrapbook containing mostly printed pictures and some newspaper clippings relating to Georgia political matters.|
The Jackson and Prince families lived in several Georgia locations, notably Athens and Macon. Henry Jackson (1778-1840 and his wife, Martha J.R.C. Jackson (1786-1853), lived in Athens, Georgia. Their son, Henry Rootes Jackson, became a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and was later a minister to Austria (1853-1858) and to Mexico (1885-1886).
Oliver Hillhouse Prince Junior (1823-1875), Jackson's son-in-law, also had a deep passion for politics. He was educated in Milledgeville, Georgia, and Yale in Virginia. He edited the Georgia Telegraph in the early 1840s and served in the Mexican-American War. After the conflict, Prince Jr. became a prominent planter in Georgia, and he married Sarah Jackson during this time. He served in the Civil War as a captain and helped recruit soldiers in Georgia. His wife and children (Basiline, Henry, Marie Jacqueline, and Oliver) remained elsewhere in Georgia during the war and for several years afterward when Prince remained away tending to his plantation in Baker County.
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Oliver Hillhouse Prince papers. MS 141. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.