Habersham family papers

Habersham family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Habersham family
Title: Habersham family papers
Dates: 1812-1862
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms36

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence between members of the Richard Wylly Habersham family of Savannah and Clarkesville, Georgia, from 1812-1862. Correspondents include Barnard Elliott Habersham, Sarah Habersham, Catherine Habersham, Harriet E. Mathewes, Alexander Wylly Habersham, Francis Barnard Habersham, and C. Elliot. Of particular interest are letters written to Barnard Habersham from Richard Wylly Habersham regarding national affairs from 1840-1842. Correspondence also concerns family affairs, epidemics of cholera and yellow fever in Savannah, Georgia, and travels to Barbados and South America.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Clarksville (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
Yellow fever--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Habersham family papers, ms36, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-26Letters, 1812-1862, undated