John Howard Payne letter books

John Howard Payne letter books

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852
Title: John Howard Payne letter books
Dates: 1842-1850
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (6 volumes in 2 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of letter books of John Howard Payne from 1842-1850. The letters document Payne's writing career; his interest in American and English literature; his ambassadorship to Tunisia including descriptions of the county, people, and its relationship with the United States; the U.S. political patronage system; the Cherokee Indian Nation; and U.S. politics. Notable correspondents include George Catlin, Samuel Colt, Charles Dickens, Anna Mary Freeman, Washington Irving, John Ross, President John Tyler, and Robert Tyler.
Coll. Number: ms2654

Biographical/Historical Note

John Howard Payne (1791-1852), dramatist, diplomat, and American Consul at Tunisia (1843-1848).


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Cherokee Indians--Georgia.
Colt, Samuel, 1814-1862
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Dramatists, American.
Freeman, Anna Mary
Indians of North America--Southern States.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859
Letter books.
Patronage, Political--United States.
Ross, John, 1790-1866
Tunisia--Description and travel.
Tunisia--Foreign relations--United States.
Tyler, John, 1790-1862
Tyler, Robert, 1816-1877
United States--Diplomatic and consular services.
United States--Foreign relations--1841-1845.
United States--Foreign relations--1845-1849.
United States--Foreign relations--Tunisia.
United States--Politics and government--1841-1845.
United States--Politics and government--1845-1849.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Howard Payne letter books. MS 2654. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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