Oliver Hillhouse Prince Junior papers

Oliver Hillhouse Prince Junior papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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
Dates: 1785-1900
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.
Coll. Number: ms141

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Prince family
Wilkes County (Ga.)

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

Oliver Hillhouse Prince papers. MS 141. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11An annotated sketch of the town of Moreton; letter to Abraham Baldwin; and the original will of Joseph Webber, 1785-1799
2Letters to Abraham Baldwin; a letter to Lieutenant Simon M. Levy; and a letter to Governor Milledge from Abraham Baldwin, 1800-1810
3Store list; a poetic love letter; and several letters from Martha J. Jackson and Dr. H. Jackson, 1811-1829
4Rejected will of O.H. Prince; will of Henry Jackson; a parody of a court case; poem by Martha J. Jackson; an account of a duel between Henry Jackson and S. T. Chapman; and a War Dept. letter to O.H. Prince appointing him a second lieutenant, 1830-1849
5Two Mason certificates; a Georgia bar license; letters from O.H. Prince; a clipping from the Atl. Constitution; and a long poem, 1850-1859
6Information about the Prince family; letters re. a slight made to Henry Jackson; letters re. Prince's Civil War service; POW note from Prince; poem re. Stonewall Jackson; clip from Prince family Bible;, 1860-1869
7War Dept. letter about Prince's Mexican-American War service; a few calling cards; letter from Henry Jackson; letter re. Martha Jackson; and several other letters, 1895-1900, undated
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