William Gibbs McAdoo letter

William Gibbs McAdoo letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: McAdoo, W. G., (William Gibbs), 1820-1894
Title: William Gibbs McAdoo letter
Dates: 1872 February 3
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms845

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gibbs McAdoo, Sr., married Mary Faith Floyd. He served in the Tennessee state government and as attorney general in Knoxville before the Civil War. In 1863 he moved to Georgia intending to reside on his wife's family plantation, but bleak prospects forced them to stop in Marietta and then settle in Milledgeville, the old state capital. During the last years of the war, McAdoo fought in Georgia as a Confederate officer. Like many southerners, he never recovered financially after the war, but tried to replace material advantage with intellectual pursuits. Both he and his wife wrote essays and book reviews for the local press. McAdoo struggled to find work in Milledgeville before securing a professorship at the University of Tennessee in 1877 and moving the family back to Knoxville. --Derived from "McAdoo, William Gibbs." American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org/ (Retrieved December 17, 2008)

Munsell, Joel (14 Apr. 1808-15 Jan. 1880), printer and publisher, was born in Northfield, Massachusetts, the son of Joel Munsell, a wagon- and plowmaker, and Cynthia Paine. Munsell attended the local elementary school and worked with his father for three years. In 1825, he went to Greenfield, Massachusetts, where he became an apprentice in a printing shop and continued his education by reading widely and studying Latin, French, and Spanish. He left for Albany, New York, in 1827 and for six years held a variety of jobs there. He amassed volumes of scrapbooks on literary, historical, and typographic subjects and continued to do so all of his life. On 1 May 1834, with a partner, Munsell bought the Microscope, a newspaper on which he had worked, and its printing office... He established himself as a full-fledged publisher and bookseller... Joel Munsell principally became the greatest printer of his era because of his contributions to the art of typography, his work in printing history, and the voluminous output of his press, which included almost every type of reading material available in his day. Although much of the printing was undistinguished due to the necessity of containing costs to meet competition, he nevertheless established an outstanding reputation. "Munsell, Joel." American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org/ (Retrieved December 17, 2008)


Scope and Content Note


Index Terms

Correspondence.
Jones, Charles C., (Charles Colcock), 1831-1893 -- Reminiscences of the last days, death, and burial of General Henry Lee
McAdoo, W. G., (William Gibbs), 1820-1894 -- Correspondence
Munsell, Joel, 1808-1880 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Gibbs McAdoo letter, ms845, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Letter, 1872 February 3