|Creator:||Stevens, William Bacon, 1815-1887|
|Title:||William Bacon Stevens letter to Governor George Towns|
|Dates:||1848 May 10|
|Quantity:||1.0 folder (1 letter)|
William Bacon Stevens (1815-1887) was a physician, author, historian, and Episcopal clergyman. Dr. Stevens was the author of History of Georgia and other works and helped found the Georgia Historical Society. From 1843-1848, he was a professor at the University of Georgia. In 1848 he moved to Philadelphia, where he lived until his death.
For more information, see the article "William Bacon Stevens (1815-1887)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
The collection consists of one letter: dated Athens, May 10, 1848, “Dear Sir” [Governor George Towns], from William Bacon Stevens, regarding the appointment of a Board of Visitors for the University of Georgia.
William Bacon Stevens letter to Governor George Towns, ms 574. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials in this repository: Joseph Henry Lumpkin Papers, ms 1776; William Bacon Stevens letters to George Jones, ms 1134.