C. Mildred Thompson papers

C. Mildred Thompson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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 futher information, see the article "C. Mildred Thompson (1881-1975)" at 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.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949 -- Correspondence

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, ms 606, 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
2Letter. Joshua Inman to, 1786 May 23
3Letter. John Twiggs to George Walton, 1789 May 31
4Letter. Caleb Howell to George Walton, 1789 October 4
5Letter. Jared Irwin to George Walton, 1789 October 12
6Letter. George Walton to ?, 1789 October 13
7Deposition from Abram Mordecai, 1791 March 1
8Deposition from John Burnett, 1791 October 31
9Deposition from Owen Bowen, 1792 December 3
10Letter. Elijah Clarke to Edward Telfair, 1792 December 4
11Deposition from Henry Carvel, 1793 September 6
12Letter. John Twiggs to Edward Telfair, 1793 September 8
13Letter. Benjamin Hawkins to James Jackson, 1798 March 9
14Letters. John Clark to Josiah Tattnall; "Friends & brothers...Cherokee Nation" to "the white people", 1802 April 8, 1802 March 27
15Deposition from Nathaniel Howell, 1821 September
16Letter. Stephen Hawkins to George M. Troup, 1826 January 26
17Deposition from Isaac Green, 1835 April 23
18Letter. C. Stephens to George R. Gilmer, 1838 February 24
20-24Margaret Mitchell letters to C. Mildred Thompson, 1937-1938