Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook

Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Clayton, Augustin S., (Augustin Smith), 1783-1839
Creator: University of Georgia. Demosthenian Society.
Title: Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook
Dates: 1804
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (3 items; see vault)
Abstract:The collection consists of a manuscript copy of a poem by Augustin Smith Clayton, written for and read at the first University of Georgia graduation in 1804. There is also a typed copy of the poem as well as a notebook believed to be Smith's with mathematical notes and charts in it.
Coll. Number: ms965
Location: Materials held in vault. Contact Head of Manscripts Dept. for permission.

Biographical/Historical Note

Augustin Smith Clayton was a member of the first graduating class at the University of Georgia and founder of the Demosthenian Society. Clayton Street in Athens, Clayton County and Clayton, Georgia are all named for him. Clayton helped compile the law statutes of Georgia, served three terms as a judge of the Western Circuit, was a member of the Electoral College, and served in the U.S. Congress from 1831 to 1835.

For more information, see his congressional biography.


Index Terms

American poetry--Georgia.
Clayton, Augustin S., (Augustin Smith), 1783-1839 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Mathematical notation.
Notebooks.
Poetry.
University of Georgia. -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Augustin Smith Clayton class poem and notebook, MS 965. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Materials, 1804