William Henry Fleming papers

William Henry Fleming papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Fleming, William H., (William Henry), 1856-1944
Title: William Henry Fleming papers
Dates: 1875-1912
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms77

Biographical/Historical Note

William Henry Fleming (1856-1944) was born in Augusta, Georgia. Fleming was a lawyer and politician, Superintendent of Schools in Richmond County, Georgia (1877-1880), served on the Georgia House of Representatives from Georgia's 10th District (1897-1903).

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers and scrapbooks of William Henry Fleming from 1875-1912. The bulk of the collection contains scrapbooks (1875-1899) of clippings documenting Fleming's activities, speeches, and political career. The correspondence (1902, 1910-1912) pertains to the contested Tenth District election of 1902 between Fleming and Thomas W. Hardwick, and the stolen fi fas (tax executions) from the Office of the Washington County Ordinary. Correspondents include James Barrett, T.J. Holmes, and Thomas E. Watson.

Index Terms

Contested elections--Georgia--Washington County.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
Hardwick, Thomas W., (Thomas William), 1872-1944
Legislators--United States.
United States--Politics and government--19th century.
United States. Congress. House.
Washington County (Ga.)
Watson, Thomas E., (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922

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

William Henry Fleming papers, ms77, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Scrapbook, 1875-1889
2Scrapbook, 1888-1892
3Correspondence, 1895-1912
21Scrapbook, 1889-1891
2Scrapbook, 1892-1894
3Scrapbook, 1894-1896
4Scrapbook, 1897-1899