P.M. Compton papers

P.M. Compton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Compton, P. M., (Pleasant M.)
Title: P.M. Compton papers
Dates: 1781-1853
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.
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.

Index Terms

Chatham County (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Compton, P. M., (Pleasant M.) -- Correspondence
County government records.
Georgia--Records and correspondence.
Jasper County (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.
Jones County (Ga.)--Records and correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

P. M. Compton papers. MS 850. 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, 1781-1807
14Surveyor General records
15Western & Atlantic Railroad