William Tappan Thompson papers

William Tappan Thompson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Thompson, William Tappan, 1812-1882
Title: William Tappan Thompson papers
Dates: 1847-1881
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2684

Biographical/Historical Note

William Tappan Thompson (1812-1882), author and journalist, of Georgia; wrote under pseudonym Major Joseph Jones.

For more information, see the article William Tappan Thompson in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains Thompson's correspondence during the time during which he served as editor of the Savannah Daily Morning News, personal correspondence to his wife Caroline while on business trips, business correspondence concerning his literary and journalistic career, notes and writings produced by Thompson including his first published novel, Major Jones' Courtship.

Index Terms

American literature--Georgia.
American literature.
Augusta mirror (Augusta, Ga. : Newspaper)
Authors, American--Georgia.
Drawings (visual works)
Europe--Description and travel.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904 -- Correspondence
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 -- Correspondence
Jones, Joseph, 1812-1882
Savannah daily morning news.
Southern States--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
Thompson, Caroline, (Caroline A. Carrie) -- Correspondence
United States--Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Dan Jardine, 1989.

Preferred Citation note

William Tappan Thompson papers, ms2684, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Biographical Information

11Biographical Information-Thesis
2Biographical Information

2. Personal Correspondence

131847 December 31
41865 July 26
51867 May 27
61867 June
71867 July 14
81867 July 17
91867 August
101871 1874 1876
111877 March
121877 May 14
131877 July
141877 August
161881 April 28

3. Business Correspondence

1171865 March 20
181866 January 25
191867 December 6
21Stephens, 1871
221872 January-July
23Gordon, Harris, 1872 September-October
24Gordon, 1872 November
25Gordon, 1873
26Gordon, Stephens, 1874
27Gordon, Stephens, 1875
30Gordon, 1878
31Gordon, 1880

4. Personal Papers

132Correspondence, Undated
33Travel Notes
34Travel Writing-Newspaper Clippings
36Writings By Other People
37Drawings for "Major Jones' Courtship"
38Misc.-"Major Jones' Courtship"
39Business Receipts
40Newspaper Clippings