H.D.D. Twiggs diaries

H.D.D. Twiggs diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Twiggs, Hansford Dade Duncan, 1837-1917
Title: H.D.D. Twiggs diaries
Dates: 1883-1888
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3428

Biographical/Historical Note

Hansford Dade Duncan Twiggs was from Sandersville, Georgia. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the 1st Georgia Regulars. He later became a lawyer and judge in Georgia. Twiggs did a lot of legal work on behalf of African Americans and had many political connections.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of six annual diaries. The 1883 diary only includes January through March. The other five diaries are completely full. Some of the events covered in the diaries of H. D. D. Twiggs include escorting the first lady of Georgia during the inauguration of the Governor in 1888 and meetings with Rutherford Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Alexander Stephens. Some other entries describe his travels to the Northeast and Midwest, as well as Virginia and Washington, D.C. He writes of viewing Grant's funeral and seeing John L. Sullivan get his championship belt in Boston. He also gives detail about the Charleston Earthquake in 1886 and how it affected Georgia. He also describes many of the cases that he is involved in.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Charleston Earthquake, S.C., 1886.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Regular Infantry Regiment, 1st.
Gordon, John Brown, 1832-1904 -- Inauguration, 1888
Grant, Ulysses S., (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 -- Death and burial
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893
Midwestern States--Description and travel.
Northeastern States--Description and travel.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Sullivan, John Lawrence, 1858-1918
Twiggs, Hansford Dade Duncan, 1837-1917 -- Diaries
Twiggs, Hansford Dade Duncan, 1837-1917 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Virginia--Description and travel.
Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

H. D. D. Twiggs diaries, 1883-1888. MS 3428. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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