John Mason Giles collection

John Mason Giles collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Giles, John Mason, 1818-1866
Title: John Mason Giles collection
Dates: 1837-1897
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (12 items in 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of twelve items belonging to J. M. Giles including letters, a 1838 certificiate from the Phi Kappa literary society, a University of Georgia diploma dated 1838, assorted items from schools in Perry, Georgia, a copy of the epitaph from the tombstone of John Mason Giles, and miscellaneous items referencing his son, A. S. Giles.
Coll. Number: ms37

Biographical/Historical Note

John Mason Giles was born Feb. 22, 1818 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1838. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1839. John Mason Giles was a member of the Georgia State Constitution Conventions from 1861-1865. He married Harriet Jenkins on October 2, 1839 in Perry, Georgia. He died on May 25, 1866.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

College graduates--Georgia--Athens.
Giles, A. S.
Giles, John Mason, 1818-1866 -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae
University of Georgia. Phi Kappa Society.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Mason Giles collection. MS 37. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Materials, 1837 - 1897