Linton and Hull family papers

Linton and Hull family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Hull family
Creator: Linton family
Title: Linton and Hull family papers
Dates: 1799, 1824-1873
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms585

Biographical/Historical Note

The Hull family was from Athens, Clarke County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Linton and Hull families from 1799, 1824-1873. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence (1861-1864) from William Henry Waddell, stationed in Alabama and Georgia probably with the 9th Georgia Infantry, to his cousin, Julia Hull of Athens, Georgia in which Waddell discusses military officers, camp drills, living accommodations, his health, seeing sick and wounded Confederate soldiers, seeing Union prisoners of war, visiting relatives in Montgomery, Alabama, news from home, communication with John Linton, and his plans for teaching after the war. Two letters (1853, 1858) from John S. Linton to his wife Lucy Ann Hull Linton detail Linton's business in New York, buying machinery, opinions of Boston, Massachusetts, and visits with friends. Additional correspondence includes a letter (1848) to Howell Cobb from Asbury Hull in which Hull discusses candidates for president and suggests Zachary Taylor; a letter (1849) from George G. Hull to his sister in Athens, Georgia detailing poverty in Pennsylvania and how much better their slaves live; and a letter (1873) to John Linton from Alexander Stephens pertaining to attempts by Linton to recoup financial losses on cotton destroyed as enemy property. The collection contains a 1799 copy of a 1784 land grant, an 1826 land grant, and indenture documents dated 1824. Finally included are a note written by Miss Lucy Linton (undated), regarding Dr. John L. Linton’s resignation, and three newspaper clippings and obituaries of John S. Linton.

Index Terms

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 9th.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Hull, George G., (George Gilmer)
Hull, Julia
Linton, John S.
Linton, Lucy Ann Hull
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Claims.
Waddell, William Henry, 1834-1878

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

Linton and Hull family papers, ms585, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, clippings, and land grants, 1799, 1824-1873