|Creator:||Church, Alonzo, 1793-1862|
|Creator:||University of Georgia.|
|Title:||Thomas Mickleberry Merritt diploma|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 oversized folder A)|
Captain Thomas Mickeberry Merritt was the son of Jane Brown and Mickleberry Merritt. He was born on January 28, 1836 in Monroe County, Georgia. He graduated at old Franklin College, Athens, Georgia, where Alonzo Church, D. D. was president. Merritt was the editor of the college magazine and graduated in the class of 1857. After his marriage on November 25, 1857 to Anna Hamlin Lewis (b. September 4, 1834, d. February 28, 1877 in Sumter County, Georgia), he moved to Marion County, Georgia to join his two older brothers. From this county he entered the Confederate service. He died in 1892.
Alonzo S. Church (born April 9, 1793, Brattleboro, VT; died May 18, 1862, Athens, GA) was president of the University of Georgia 1829-1859. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College (1816) and came to Putnam Co., GA as a schoolmaster. While a Presbyterian minister, he joined the faculty at UGA as Professor of Mathematics. Following his resignation in 1859, he retired to the country.
The collection consists of the University of Georgia diploma of Thomas Mickleberry Merritt, signed by Alonzo Church as president. There is no name or date on the piece and the writing is entirely in Latin.
Thomas Mickleberry Merritt diploma, 1857. MS 2712. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Captain Thomas Mickleberry Merritt, Confederate sword, 1861-1865.