Nelson Tift letters

Nelson Tift letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Tift, Nelson, 1810-1891
Title: Nelson Tift letters
Dates: 1868 August 3, 1869 April 24
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (2 letters)
Coll. Number: ms608

Biographical/Historical Note

Nelson Tift (1810-1891) was a businessman, Georgia House of Representatives and U.S. Representative (1868-1869), and resided in Albany, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Nelson Tift (1810-1891) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two letters: dated Albany, Georgia, August 3, 1868, to “Charles Lanman,” signed “Nelson Tift,” regarding Tift’s inability to comply with Lanman’s request; dated Albany, April 24, 1869, “My dear mother,” signed “Nelson Tift,” regarding family and friends. The letter to Tift’s mother is written on Address of Hon. Nelson Tift to the Press & People of Georgia. From Albany News, April 23, 1869.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Nelson Tift letters, ms608, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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