P. M. Compton papers

P. M. Compton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Compton, P. M., (Pleasant M.)
Title: P. M. Compton papers
Dates: 1781-1896
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms850

Biographical/Historical Note

Pleasant M. Compton was a representative in the Georgia legislature from Butts County, Georgia, and was surveyor general of the state for ten years during the mid-1800s.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of a miscellaneous nature related to Georgia county land records, justice of the peace and other judicial matters, and indentures. Jasper, Chatham and Jones Counties are the most represented, although various others are also present in the collection. An extensive portion is composed of Compton's correspondence from 1846 to 1853, in an official capacity as surveyor general.

Index Terms

Chatham County (Ga.)
County government records.
Georgia--Records and correspondence.
Jasper County (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Jones County (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

P. M. Compton papers, ms850, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1846-1849
2Correspondence, 1850-1853
4Chatham County records
5Clarke County records
6DeKalb County history
7Jasper (Randolph) County records
8Jones County records
9Jones County receipt book
10Morgan County history
11Bonds County records
12Superior and inferior court county records
13Surveyor General records
14Surveyor General records
15Western & Atlantic Railroad