George Mathews research material

George Mathews research material

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: George Mathews research material
Dates: 1739-1812
Quantity: 0.7 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 card file box)
Abstract:The collection consists of material pertaining to Georgia's Governor George Mathews, Governor from 1787-88, 1793-96, and was used by Mr. Robert Cannady in writing his Master's thesis.
Coll. Number: ms33

Biographical/Historical Note

George Mathews, a veteran of the Continental army, migrated to Wilkes County from Virginia between 1783 and 1784. He quickly rose to service as a state legislator, governor, and member of the U.S. Congress. Robert Bruce Cannady was a graduate student in history at the University of Georgia in 1957 and collected this material on Governor Mathews.

For more information, see the article "George Mathews (1739-1812)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.


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Index Terms

Cannady, Robert Bruce
Masters theses.
Mathews, George, 1739-1812

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Mathews research material. MS 33. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Cards, 1788-1789, 1793-1796