George Rockingham Gilmer papers

George Rockingham Gilmer papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Gilmer, George Rockingham, 1790-1859
Title: George Rockingham Gilmer papers
Dates: 1827, 1858
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (2 folders housed with minor collections range MS 329 to MS 334)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of George Rockingham Gilmer for 1827 and 1858. The collection includes a journal, written by Gilmer, detailing a trip he and his wife took to Virginia in 1858. Written in heroic couplet, the journal describes their travels, friends, relatives, and activities during the trip. The collection also contains two letters containing biographical information on Gilmer, and a 1827 land grant signed by Gilmer.
Coll. Number: ms330(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

George Rockingham Gilmer (1790-1859), U.S. Representative and Georgia Governor (1829-1831 and 1837-1839), born in Wilkes (later Oglethorpe) County, Georgia.

For more information, see the article "George R. Gilmer (1790-1859)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Journals (accounts).
Virginia--Description and travel.
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century.

General Notes

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

George Rockingham Gilmer papers, MS 330. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Page of manuscript, land grant, and 2 autographed, signed letters