Wilson Lumpkin papers

Wilson Lumpkin papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870
Title: Wilson Lumpkin papers
Dates: Bulk, 1828-1869
Dates: 1828-1869, 1908-1969
Quantity: 2.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms659

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870), politician, U.S. Representative (1815-1817, 1827-1831), Georgia Governor (1831-1835), United States Commissioner to execute the Cherokee Treaty of 1835, and U.S. Senate (1837-1841).

For more information, see the article "Wilson Lumpkin (1783-1870)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Wilson Lumpkin from 1828-1869. The papers consist mainly of personal correspondence (1828-1859) from Lumpkin to his wife, Annis Hopkins Lumpkin, and children written from Washington, D.C. while he was serving as a U.S. Representative and Senator and during his involvement with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The collection also includes a "memorandum" notebook (1838-1869) in which Lumpkin recorded a few diary entries, genealogical notes, recollections of his childhood and political career, and lists of slave births. The collection included a broadside, Letter from Ex-Governor Lumpkin ( BRO 1860 L4), which has been added to the broadside collection.


Correspondence predominantly arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Legislators--United States.
Lumpkin family
Slave records--Georgia.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. Senate.

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

Wilson Lumpkin papers, ms659, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Wilson Lumpkin letters, Bulk, 1828-1869, 1828-1869, 1908-1969
2Lumpkin family miscellaneous, Bulk, 1828-1869, 1828-1869, 1908-1969