Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers

Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carr, Thomas, d. 1820
Creator: Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
Creator: Thomas, Mary B., fl. 1873
Title: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1820-1856
Dates: 1780-1903
Quantity: 1.3 Linear feet (3 document boxes and 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms192

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867) was a lawyer and judge born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1799-1867)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and the Lumpkin family of Athens, Georgia from 1780-1903. Includes correspondence, bills, a diary, indentures, lands grants, legal documents, and maps. The bulk of the correspondence is to Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1820-1856) discussing politics, the 1840 presidential election, the Wilmont Proviso (dealing with slavery), legal cases, law practice, and Lumpkin's appointments. Major correspondents include John MacPherson Berrien, Howell Cobb, Ebenezer Staines, and Hiram Warner. The diary was written by Mary B. Thomas, a school girl in Forsyth, Georgia, who later married Edwin King Lumpkin. Written from June - August 1873, Thomas describes her friends, school, social and family life.

The collection also contains bills, receipts, and correspondence relating to Colonel Thomas Carr, an ancestor of Lumpkin. The correspondence (1773-1837) describes the Louisiana territory, Saint Louis (Mo.), the War of 1812, politics, and family news.

Index Terms

Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Presidents--United States--Election--1840.
Slavery--United States.
Staines, Ebenezer
United States--History--War of 1812.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
Warner, Hiram, 1802-1881

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, ms192, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1816 - 1827
2Notes and Reflections, 1827
3Miscellaneous Letters and Receipts
4Ku Klux Klan Call to Meeting
5Letters, 1794 - 1811
6Letters, 1812 - 1815
7Miscellaneous Letters and Receipts, 1814 - 1855
8Bills and Receipts, 1815 - 1849
9Letters, 1835 - 1849
10Letters, 1839 - 1855
3Bills and Receipts, 1860 - 1869
4Diary - Mary Thomas, 1873
6Letters, 1852 - June 1855
7Letters, July 1855 - 1899
8Letters and Miscellaneous Papers, Undated
9Indentures Clarke County Legal Documents, 1818 - 1729
10Estate of Jett Thomas, Legal Documents - Clarke County
11Indentures, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1870 - 1892
12Legal Documents - Habersham County
13Indentures, Legal Documents - Jackson County, 1819 - 1903
14Administrator's Bond, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1879
15Agreement, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1877
16Power of Attorney, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1855
17Legal Documents - Habersham County, Miscellaneous
18Will of Thomas Booth, Legal Document - Clarke County, 1863
19Legal Documents - Habersham County, Fi Fas
20Maps, Legal Documents - Clarke County, 1878 - Undated
21Legal Documents - Various Counties, Miscellaneous
22Bills and Receipts, 1850 - 1859
31Diary and Estate Seals, 1883 - 1884
2Seals of the State of Georgia and Miscellaneous Materials, undated
3Land Grant - Andrews, Allen, 1843
4Land Grant - Chitwood, Moses, 1841
5Walker, China - Cherokee County, 1833
6Ellison, Charity - Habersham County, 1825
Signed by George Michael Troup (1780-1856), governor of Georgia from 1823 to 1827.
7Legal Form Book - Lumpkin Law School, GA, 1860