Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks

Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Colquitt, Alfred Holt, 1829-1894
Title: Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks
Dates: 1853-1894
Quantity: 3.6 Linear feet (11 volumes in 3 oversized boxes)
Coll. Number: ms66

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Holt Colquitt (1829-1894) was born in Walton County, Georgia. Colquitt was a lawyer, Confederate officer, U.S. Representative (1852-1854), Georgia Governor (1876-1882), and a U.S. Senator (1883-1894).

For more information, see the article "Alfred H. Colquitt (1824-1894)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of eleven volumes of scrapbooks relating to Alfred Holt Colquitt, mainly compiled by Colquitt's secretary Isaac Wheeler Avery, from 1853-1894. The scrapbooks include clippings, with a few letters, primarily pertaining to Colquitt's terms as Governor (1876-1882), but also containing obituaries of Colquitt and letters of condolence.


Arranged roughly in chronological order.

Index Terms

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

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

Alfred Holt Colquitt scrapbooks, ms66, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Box
1Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1853-1877
Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1884
Scrapbook miscellaneous and obituaries
Scrapbook, September 1880
Scrapbook, 1880-1882
Scrapbook, telegrams and obituaries, 1884
OS Box
2Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1853-1877
Scrapbook, June-August 1880
Scrapbook miscellaneous, 1879
OS Box
3Scrapbook, September 1880
Scrapbook, August 1880