|Title:||Rev. Thomas Harley letter to P.H. Mell|
|Dates:||1887 April 27|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1513 to MS 1520)|
Patrick Hues Mell (1814-1888) was one of the most influential educators and ministers in nineteenth-century Georgia. For almost fifty years he served as professor of ancient languages and chief administrator at Mercer University and the University of Georgia, and he also held leadership roles in the Southern Baptist and Georgia Baptist conventions... Born in Liberty County on July 19, 1814, Mell received his education from local academies until his entrance into Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1833. He left Amherst two years later and served as teacher and administrator in various schools in the North before arriving at Emory College (later Emory University), then located in Oxford, Georgia. In 1841 Mell joined the faculty at Mercer University in Penfield as professor of ancient languages. In 1856 he took a similar position at the University of Georgia in Athens, becoming that school's vice chancellor in 1860. From 1878 to 1888 he was the chancellor of the university. -- "Patrick Hues Mell (1814-1888)" New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/ (Retrieved March 12, 2009)
The collection consists of a letter written by the Rev. Thomas Harley to P.H. Mell and is dated April 27, 1887, from London. Harley is sending Mell twenty-five copies of his book "Southward ho! notes of a tour to and through the state of Georgia in the winter of 1885-1886" to distribute to the professors and to some students. Harley wants Georgians to value their state.
Rev. Thomas Harley letter to P.H. Mell. MS 1517. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.