C. Mildred Thompson papers

C. Mildred Thompson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Thompson, C. Mildred, (Clara Mildred), 1881-1975
Title: C. Mildred Thompson papers
Dates: 1786-1838, 1937-1938
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms606

Biographical/Historical Note

"C. Mildred Thompson was a prominent historian, educator, and feminist."

For further information, see the article "C. Mildred Thompson (1881-1975)" at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers collected by Clara Mildred Thompson. Early papers include correspondence and depositions relating to Native American depredations in Georgia from 1786-1838. Letters, addressed mainly to Georgia governors, are from citizens who discuss Native American raids and violence to settlers. Correspondents include Joshua Inman, John Twiggs, Caleb Howell, Jared Irwin, Elijah Clarke, Benjamin Hawkins, John Clark, Stephen Hawkins, and C. Stephens. Depositions are of Abram Mordecai, John Burnett, Owen Bowen, Henry Carvel, Nathaniel Howell, and Isaac Green.

The collection also consists of letters from Margaret Mitchell to C. Mildred Thompson from 1937-1938. Letters discuss Mitchell’s admiration of Thompson’s "Reconstruction of Georgia," her desire to meet the author, and Thompson’s request for information about the Ku Klux Klan.

Index Terms

Cherokee Indians--Georgia.
Creek Indians--Georgia.
Indians of North America--Wars--1815-1875.
Telfair, Edward, ca. 1735-1807
Walton, George, 1749 or 50-1804

General Notes

Portions of this collection are also available online as part of the Southeastern Native American Documents database.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

C. Mildred Thompson papers, ms606, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter. Joshua Inman to the Governor of Georgia, 1786 May 23 View online.
Citizens in his area are being driven off their farms by local Indians. He says that he has not yet taken up arms against the Indians but anticipates more trouble to come and asks for the governor's help.
2Letter. Joshua Inman to, 1786 May 23 View online.
Reporting that the Creek Indians had committed depredations in Washington and Greene Counties
3Letter. John Twiggs to George Walton, 1789 May 31 View online.
Requests supplies on behalf of Colonel Irwin and asks the governor to send orders to help them protect the inhabitants of this frontier area.
4Letter. Caleb Howell to George Walton, 1789 October 4 View online.
Reporting that settlers living south of the Ogeechee River in Georgia have recently been troubled by unnamed Indians
5Letter. Jared Irwin to George Walton, 1789 October 12 View online.
Reports that Indians have allegedly burned settlers' homes and stolen their crops and that many settlers took refuge in a fort, which the Indians later burned as well. Irwin says that they are without ammunition and are therefore relatively defenseless, and he asks the governor to send them some supplies.
6Letter. George Walton to ?, 1789 October 13 View online.
Concern and surprise at the recent Indian depredations near the Oconee River
7Deposition from Abram Mordecai, 1791 March 1 View online.
Mordecai states that on or about January 20, 1791 an Indian named Johnny came to Mr. Barnett (Timothy Barnard?) on the Flint River and told him that he had seen three armed Cusseta Indians travelling towards Savannah to trade skins
8Deposition from John Burnett, 1791 October 31 View online.
Details property of Burnett's that was stolen or damaged during a recent war with the Creek Nation, prior to the signing of the Treaty of New York (1790)
9Deposition from Owen Bowen, 1792 December 3
10Letter. Elijah Clarke to Edward Telfair, 1792 December 4 View online.
Regarding the murder of the Crocket family in Franklin County allegedly by Cherokee
11Deposition from Henry Carrell, 1793 September 6 View online.
Carrel indicates that he was a member of a volunteer troop stationed at Long Bluff whose horses were allegedly stolen by an unnamed group
12Letter. John Twiggs to Edward Telfair, 1793 September 8 View online.
Twiggs informs the governor of recent alleged attacks by unnamed Indians on the inhabitants of Greene County
13Letter. Benjamin Hawkins to James Jackson, 1798 March 9 View online.
Hawkins reports that he has information from a Cusseta (also Kasihta) warrior that indicates that a recent murder of a white man named Allen was committed by two unnamed Uchee (also Yuchi) Indians
14Letters. John Clark to Josiah Tattnall; "Friends & brothers...Cherokee Nation" to "the white people", 1802 April 8, 1802 March 27 View online.
Clark writes to inform Tatnall of a number of families that are currently settled on Cherokee lands across the recently established boundary line marking the border between Georgia and the Cherokee Nation. Clark encloses a copy of a talk sent by the Cherokees to the aforementioned settlers
15Deposition from Nathaniel Howell, 1821 September View online.
From the son and widow of Nathaniel Howell in which they describe the alleged theft of two enslaved people, named Ned and Sam, and a shotgun in the year 1784
16Letter. Stephen Hawkins to George M. Troup, 1826 January 26 View online.
Hawkins says that he was informed by "friendly" (Creek ?) Indians that his son is disliked among some "hostile" Indians, and he asks the governor to warn his son of possible danger before he travels back home through the (Creek ?) Nation
17Deposition from Isaac Green, 1835 April 23 View online.
Financial claim on behalf of the estate of the late James Green against the Creek Nation. It includes a deposition in support of the claim sworn to by Isaac Green, son of the deceased
18Letter. C. Stephens to George R. Gilmer, 1838 February 24
20-24Margaret Mitchell letters to C. Mildred Thompson, 1937-1938