Akin family papers

Akin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Akin, Warren, 1811-1877
Title: Akin family papers
Dates: 1848-1874
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (2 microfilm reels)
Coll. Number: ms2551a

Biographical/Historical Note

"Civil War CSA Congressman. A prominent member of the Georgia State Bar, he established a family law practice that still exists today, and was the first lawyer to argue cases in front of the Georgia Supreme Court. After unsuccessfully running for Governor of Georgia in 1860 (losing to Governor Joseph E. Brown), he supported secession at the onset of the Civil War. He was elected to represent Georgia in the 2nd Confederate Congress, serving from 1864 until the Confederacy dissolved in 1865." -- "Warren Akin." Find-a-grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9302 (Retrieved October 7, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of microform copies of correspondence, a diary of Warren Akin, genealogical information, a memorial to Warren Akin, the will of Warren Akin, and writings.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Aiken family
Akin, Warren, 1811-1877 -- Correspondence
Akin, Warren, 1811-1877 -- Diaries
Akin, Warren, 1811-1877 -- Will
Akin, Warren, Mrs. -- Correspondence
Writings (document genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Akin family papers, MS 2551A. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Conditions Governing Access note

Available only on microfilm; see reels 1 and 2.

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following collections of this repository: Georgia railroad depot photographs, circa 1920-1970.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ms2551a-2ms2551a-1Family papers