Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.

Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883
Title: Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.
Dates: 1874-1880
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1462 to MS 1469)
Coll. Number: ms1467(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

"Charles Jones Jenkins, most noted for his defiance of military authority while governor of Reconstruction Georgia from 1865 to 1868, was also a prominent political figure in the Whig Party during the antebellum period and a justice of the state supreme court during the Civil War (1861-65). Jenkins County, in east central Georgia, is named in his honor. Jenkins was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, on January 6, 1805. The family moved to Georgia in 1816. After two years at Franklin College (later the University of Georgia), he graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York, in 1824." -- "Charles Jones Jenkins (1805-1883)," from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (Accessed March 12, 2009)

For more information, see the article "Charles Jones Jenkins (1805-1883)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

"Known as the "Macaulay of the South," Charles C. Jones Jr. was the foremost Georgia historian of the nineteenth century. Also a noted autograph and manuscript collector and an accomplished amateur archaeologist, Jones in later years became a prominent memorialist of the Lost Cause and critic of the New South." -- "Charles C. Jones Jr. (1831-1893)" from the New Georgia Encyclopaedia (Accessed March 12, 2009)

Andrew A. Lipscomb (1816-1890) was Chancellor of the University of Georgia from 1860 to 1874. Lipscomb was also a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church and the founder of the Metropolitan Institute for Young Ladies in Montgomery, Alabama. After leaving the University in 1874, he taught at Vanderbilt and later returned to Athens where he wrote and lectured for the rest of his life. -- From "Andrew A. Lipscomb," University of Georgia Presidents' Exhibit at

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two letters from Jenkins to his distinguished kinsman Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. The letter of 10 July 1874 discusses Thomas Norwood's speech, Dr. [Andrew] Lipscomb and Athens, as well as other business and political matters. The letter of 3 November 1880 also discusses legislative matters.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Georgia--Politics and government--19th century.
Governors--Georgia--History--19th century.
Historians--Georgia--History--19th century.
Jenkins, Charles Jones, 1805-1883 -- Correspondence
Jones, Charles C., (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893 -- Correspondence
Judges--Georgia--History--19th century.
Lipscomb, Andrew A., (Andrew Adgate), 1816-1890
Norwood, Thomas M., (Thomas Manson), 1830-1913
Politicians--Georgia--History--19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Jones Jenkins letters to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. MS 1467. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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