|Creator:||Davidson, William H., Biographer|
|Title:||George Washington Towns collection|
|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3461 to MS 3466 housed together in 1 half box)|
"George W. Towns, a lawyer, legislator, and U.S. congressman, served as Georgia's governor from 1847 to 1851. A Unionist and staunch opponent of nullification when he entered politics in 1829, Towns became governor two decades later as a 'fire-eating' secessionist who believed that the federal government was controlled by fanatical northern abolitionists determined to ruin and subjugate the South." - "George W. Towns." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved November 17, 2008)
The collection consists of one scrapbook of information on George Washington Towns from the collection of William H. Davidson. The book includes photocopies of various newspaper articles, letters of correspondence gathering information on Towns, a typed biography of Towns by Mr. Davidson dated March 29, 1968, and articles photocopied from books. Date on "title page" of scrapbook is 1972. The scrapbook also includes a four-page photocopy from microfilm of the Federal Union newspaper of Milledgeville, Georgia, July 6, 1847, laid in. The article is about the Whig and Democratic conventions, votes in Congress and campaigns and the campaign of G. W. Towns for Governor.
George Washington Towns collection, 1972. MS 3464(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.