John Mason Giles collection: addenda

John Mason Giles collection: addenda

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Giles, John Mason, 1818-1866
Title: John Mason Giles collection: addenda
Dates: 1836-1892
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (16 items in 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of documents of John Mason Giles and his son, Andrew S. Giles. The Giles family lived in the Houston-Taliferro County area in Perry, Georgia, and the collection reflects the business practices in the area. Most of the documents in the collection are certificates to John and Andrew about their positions as attorneys or members of special organizations. Other documents include one letter from John to Andrew, one quarterly report about Andrew in college during the Civil War, and an essay about immigration by John from the 1830s.
Coll. Number: ms1486

Biographical/Historical Note

John Mason Giles was born February 22, 1818 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1838 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1839. John Mason Giles was a member of the Georgia State Constitution Conventions from 1861-1865. He married Harriet Jenkins on October 2, 1839 in Perry, Georgia. They had three children, Elizabeth A. Giles, Sarah Louisa Giles, and Andrew Samuel Giles, the last of whom was an attorney in Perry.

Andrew graduated from Emory & Henry College, Virginia in 1861, and served four years in the lst Georgia Regiment during the Civil War. Andrew was admitted to the bar in early 1866 and formed a partnership with his father, until John died in May of the same year. In November 1866, Andrew married Susan Dukes Ragin (1846-1920), and together they had six children.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Certification.
Correspondence.
Diplomas.
Emory and Henry College. -- Alumni and alumnae
Emory and Henry College. -- Alumni and alumnae
Giles family
Giles family.
Giles, Andrew Samuel -- Correspondence
Houston County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
Lawyers--Georgia--Houston County.
Lawyers--Georgia--Taliferro County.
Taliferro County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae
University of Georgia. -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Mason Giles collection: addenda. MS 1486. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: John Mason Giles collection.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
OS Box
1The Journal of Mississippi History, Volume XXVII, No. 3, August 1965
 
Letter from J. M. Giles to son, A. S. Giles, 1859
 
Captain Commission to J. M. Giles, 1862
 
Order of Oddfellows Certificate for J. M. Giles
 
Certification of J. M. Giles as a court appointee, 1857
 
Certificate for Samuel Giles as an attorney, solicitor and counsellor
 
Certificate for J. M. Giles as a practicer of law, 1852
 
Certificate for J. M. Giles as an attorney, solicitor, and counsellor, 1839
 
Quarterly Letter from Emory & Henry College about A.S. Giles, 1860
 
Method Church calling card, with A.S. Giles as preacher, 1866
 
Envelope to Susie Giles in Fort Valley, Georgia, 1892
 
State of Georgia certificate to A.S. Giles as a member of the Houston County Board of Education, 1871
 
State of Georgia certificate to A.S. Giles as the Ordinary of Houston County, 1881
 
Essay on Immigration by J. M. Giles, 1836
 
State of Georgia certificate to A.S. Giles as the Ordinary of Houston County, 1877
 
State of Georgia certificate to A.S. Giles as the Ordinary of Houston County, 1873
 
Certificate to A.S. Giles as Representative of the Grand Lodge of Dakota, 1887
 
Certificate to A.S. Giles from Emory & Henry Colleges