George Horkan family papers

George Horkan family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: George Horkan family papers
Dates: after 1890
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3190

Biographical/Historical Note

George A. Horkan lived in Colquitt County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a group of 150 letters written to George A. Horkan from his scattered family in Georgia, Texas, California, the Yukon, and Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. The letters are divided into four groups. The first group contains letters written by J. F. Horkan in Texas describing his business dealings. The second group of letters was written by William Horkan in California and the Yukon describing his business attempts and wanderings. The third group is made up of letters written by P. D. Horkan on the stationary of P. D. Horkan and Co. Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods in Augusta, Georgia. They contain news on family and business matters. The fourth group of letters contains news from family members (mother/sisters/niece) remaining in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland. The letters relay family news and frequently ask for money. Included in the group is the mother's deathbed letter to her son.


Arranged by correspondent.

Index Terms

California--Description and travel.
Horkan, George A., 1858-1929 -- Correspondence
Horkan, J. F. -- Correspondence
Horkan, P. D. -- Correspondence
Horkan, William -- Correspondence
Irish American families--Correspondence.
Yukon--Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Horkan family papers, MS 3190. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters From J.F. Horkan
2Letters From William Horkan
3Letters From P.D. Horkan
4Letters From Swinford, Ireland