John Forsyth letters

John Forsyth letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Title: John Forsyth letters
Dates: 1824-1838
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 477 to MS 495)
Coll. Number: ms477(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John Forsyth (1780-1841) born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, was a Congressman, U.S. Senator, Georgia Governor (1827-1829), and U.S. Secretary of State (1834-1841).

For more information, see the article "John Forsyth (1780-1841)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of John Forsyth from 1824-1838. The letters discuss politics, ramifications of political activity, and one to James Barbour criticizing expenses paid by the Department of War to the Creek Nation. Other correspondents include Joseph Cullen, S. Dirkens, Robert Gilmer, and John Michael O'Connor.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Barbour, James, 1775-1842
Creek Indians--Government relations.
Cullen, Joseph
Dirkins, S.
Gilmer, Robert
Legislators--United States.
O'Connor, John Michael
Political participation.
United States--Politics and government--1815-1861.
United States. War Dept.

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

John Forsyth letters, MS 477. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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