Emory Speer letter

Emory Speer letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Speer, Emory
Title: Emory Speer letter
Dates: 1897
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 619 to MS 635, MS 637 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a letter from Judge Emory Speer to William H. Baldwin. The letter talks about the "little volume" which refers to Lectures on the Constitution of the United States before the Law Class of Mercer University, 1897. The second letter is from Hon. Edward J. Phelps of Yale to Judge Speer, Jan. 16, 1898.
Coll. Number: ms620

Biographical/Historical Note

Emory Speer was a representative from Georgia. He was born in Culloden, Monroe County, Ga., September 3, 1848. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1869, entered the Confederate Army as a volunteer in the Fifth Kentucky Regiment, Lewis Brigade. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1869 and practiced law in Athens, Georgia. He was the solicitor general from 1873-1876 and later became the dean of Mercer Law School. He died in Macon, Georgia on December 13, 1918.

For more information, see his congressional biography.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Baldwin, William H., (William Henry), 1851-1923 -- Correspondence
Mercer University.
Phelps, Edward John, 1822-1900 -- Correspondence
Speer, Emory -- Correspondence
United States. -- Constitution. 19th Amendment
Yale University.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Emory Speer letter. MS 620. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter from Judge Emory Speer, Macon, Georgia to William H. Baldwin, undated
Letter from Hon. Edward J. Phelps, New Haven, Connecticut to Emory Speer, 1898 January 16