George Horkan family letters

George Horkan family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Horkan family
Title: George Horkan family letters
Dates: Bulk, 1897-1899
Dates: 1893-1908
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3190

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence written to George A. Horkan from family members in Georgia, Texas, California, the Yukon, and Ireland, from 1893-1908. Correspondence from J.F. Horkan mainly describe Horkan’s business dealings. Correspondence from William Horkan describe his business attempts and wanderings. Correspondence from P.D. Horkan, on P.D. Horkan and Co. Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Augusta, Georgia letterhead, contain news of family and business matters. Correspondence from Horkan’s mother, sister, and niece relay family news. The letter dated Swinford, December 30, 1896, “My dear son, George,” signed “From your fond and dying mother, Margreat Horkan,” was written from Margreat’s deathbed, and includes a note from Horkan’s sister, Mary.

Index Terms

Horkan family -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

George Horkan family letters, ms3190, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters from J.F. Horkan, 1893, 1897-1899
2Letters from William Horkan, 1897-1899, 1908
3Letters from P.D. Horkan, 1897-1898
4Letters from family in Swinford, Ireland, 1896-1899