Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers

Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Thurmond, Samuel Pinckney, 1820-1887
Title: Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers
Dates: Bulk, 1845-1861
Dates: 1817-1913, bulk 1845-1861
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (3 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms273

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 16th. Company B.
Coweta County (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862.
Long family -- Genealogy
Long family -- Photographs
Long, Crawford Williamson, 1815-1878
Malvern Hill (Va.), Battle of, 1864.
North, John R., d. 1862
Practice of law--Georgia.
Thurman family -- Photographs
Thurmond, John D.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
Ware family
Watkinsville (Ga.)--Social life and customs.

General Notes

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Pinckney Thurmond papers, ms273, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogical materials
2Letters & documents, 1817 - 1839
3Letters & documents, 1840 - 1845
4Letters & documents, 1846 - 1847
5 - 6Letters & documents, 1848
7Letters & documents, 1850
8Letters & documents, 1851
9Letters & documents, 1852
10Letters & documents, 1853
11Letters & documents, 1854
12Letters & documents, 1855
21Letters & documents, 1856
2Letters & documents, 1857
3Letters & documents, 1858
4 - 5Letters & documents, 1860
6Letters & documents, 1861 - 1865
7Letters & documents, 1866 - 1869
8Letters & documents, 1870
9Letters & documents, 1880's
10Letters & documents, 1891, 1897, 1900, and Undated
11Letters & documents, Undated
12Empty envelopes
31Crawford W. Long programs, etc.
2Printed material and clippings, miscellaneous
3Crawford W. Long printed materials
4Crawford W. Long clippings
5Land grant, 1827
6Land grant, 1832
7 - 8Pictures