John Mason Giles family papers

John Mason Giles family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Giles family
Title: John Mason Giles family papers
Dates: 1836-1892, 1965
Quantity: 2.0 oversize folders
Coll. Number: ms1486

Biographical/Historical Note

John Mason Giles (1818-1866) graduated from the University of Georgia in 1838, was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1839, and was a member of the Georgia State Constitution Conventions from 1861-1865.

For further information, view University of Georgia Centennial Alumni Catalog, 1901.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of certificates, correspondence, commissions, and diplomas of John Mason Giles and his son, Andrew Samuel Giles, from 1836-1892.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Giles, John Mason, 1818-1866
Houston County (Ga.)
Taliaferro County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

John Mason Giles family papers, ms 1486, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1Essay against Immigration by J. M. Giles, 1836 January 30
Certificate from Taliferro County for John M. Giles to practice law, 1839 March 5
Certification of John M. Giles to practice law in the Northern and Souther Districts of Georgia, 1852 November 5
Certificate admitting John M. Giles to the Odd Fellows Lodge, 1854 January 3
Appointment of John M. Giles as Notary Public in Houston County, 1857 January 26
Letter to A.S. Giles from his father, J.M. Giles, 1859 November 20
Quarterly Letter from Emory & Henry College, Virginia, concerning A.S. Giles' standing, 1860 March 28
Andrew S. Giles diploma from Emory & Henry College, Virginia, 1861 June 5
OS Folder
2Commission of J. M. Giles as Captain of the 619th District Company, Houston, County, 1862 July 15
Wedding announcement of Andrew S. Gile and Sue Regin, 1866
Partial document from Houston County certifiying Andrew Samuel Giles to practice law, 1866 February 20
Commission of A.S. Giles as a member of the Houston County Board of Education, 1871 January 30
Commission of Andrew S. Giles as Ordinary of Houston County, 1873 January 10
Commission of A.S. Giles as Ordinary of Houston County, 1877
State of Georgia certificate to A.S. Giles as the Ordinary of Houston County, 1881 January 12
Certificate to A.S. Giles as Representative of the Grand Lodge of Dakota, 1887 March 21
Envelope addressed to Susie Giles in Fort Valley, Georgia, 1892
The Journal of Mississippi History, Volume XXVII, No. 3 (photocopy), 1965 August