Lucian A. Whipple letter

Lucian A. Whipple letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Whipple, Lucian A., (Lucian Adolphus), b. 1878
Title: Lucian A. Whipple letter
Dates: 1898
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of one letter, a typescript, and biographical information. The letter is a travelogue writen by Lucian A. Whipple. It details a trip from Athens, Georgia through Richmond, Virginia and then on to Washington, D.C., New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Coll. Number: ms2498

Biographical/Historical Note

"Lucian Adolphus Whipple, son of Stephen Bennett Whipple and Sarah Ann Holliman Whipple, was born Sept. 4, 1878, on his father's Turkey Creek plantation in Laurens County, Georgia, near the village of Dudley. He died in Cochran, Georgia, on August 24, 1979, only a few days before his 101st birthday. After graduation, he entered the sophomore class at the University of Georgia in Athens. During his senior year, he was elected president of his class and served on the editorial staff of The Georgian, the University's monthly literary publication. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree with first honor in the class of 1898. In September of that year he entered Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., and received the Bachelor of Laws degree from that institution in June, 1901. He began the general practice of law in his hometown in 1904 and tried his last case before the Bleckley County Court in 1975 at 97 years of age. Shortly before his retirement he was recognized by the Harvard Law Review as the school's oldest graduate still actively practicing law."

-- "A Biographical Sketch of Lucian Adolphus Whipple (1878-1979)" from the Whipple web site, (Accessed May 30, 2009)

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Cambridge (Mass.)--Description and travel.
Georgia--Description and travel.
Massachusetts--Description and travel.
New York (N.Y.)--Description and travel.
New York (State)--Description and travel.
Richmond (Va.)--Description and travel.
Travel--History--19th century--Sources.
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae--Correspondence
Virginia--Description and travel.
Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel.
Whipple, Lucian A., (Lucian Adolphus), b. 1878 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucian A. Whipple letter, MS 2498. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1889