|Creator:||Compton, P. M., (Pleasant M.)|
|Title:||P.M. Compton papers|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (15 folders; MS 850 to MS 853 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||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.|
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.
P. M. Compton papers. MS 850. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.