|Creator:||Thurmond, Samuel Pinckney, 1820-1887|
|Title:||Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers|
|Dates:||1817-1913, bulk 1845-1861|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (3 document boxes)|
Samuel Pinckney Thurmond (1820-1887), lawyer, Georgia House of Representatives (1851), and Solicitor General of the Western Circuit (1855-1868). Married Elizabeth A. Long and resided in Jefferson, Jackson County, Georgia, moved to Athens, Clarke County, Georgia in 1860.
The collection consists of papers of Samuel Pinckney Thurmond from ca. 1817-1913. The bulk of the collection (1845-1861) is comprised of correspondence pertaining to Thurmond's private law practice and court administration as Solicitor General. Personal correspondents include M.M. Sheats of Watkinsville (Ga.) and his brother John D. Thurmond of Coweta County (Ga.), both which discuss family news. Of particular interest are letters from his ward, John R. North, who served in the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Virginia, which discuss the battles of Fair Oaks and Malvern Hill.
The collection also includes genealogical material on the Long and Ware families, newspaper clippings and programs relating to the career of Crawford Williamson Long, and photographs of the Thurmond and Long families.
Arranged by record type.
Also known as Thurmond / Swift / Tutt collection.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers, MS 273. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, MS 3529.