About the Digitized Version

Author: Lumpkin family
Extent: 85 letters
Repository: Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law, on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries
Publishing Permission: To obtain publishing permission, contact the Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law
Collection: Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers, 1821-1862 (bulk 1852-1857)

About the letters: The digitized selections from the Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers consist of letters dated 1850-1861 (the bulk of which are from 1852-1856) to Callie Lumpkin King, wife of Alabama lawyer and plantation owner Porter King and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. Correspondents include Sallie (Baxter) Bird, wife of Hancock County plantation-owner Edgeworth Bird; King's husband Porter; Thomas Read Rootes Cobb, her brother-in-law; and other Lumpkin family members. The letters touch on family life, local and national politics, marriage, and the social life in Athens, Georgia.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Lumpkin family.
  • Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867
  • King, Callie, 1826-1905
  • King, Porter, 1824-1890
  • University of Georgia--History--19th century
  • Domestic life
  • Lawyers
  • Marriage
  • Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century
  • Georgia--Politics and government
  • Alabama--Politics and government
  • United States--Politics and government

Creation of Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers Site:The following GALILEO, Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, and University of Georgia Law School Library Staff contributed to the production of the site:

  • Linda Aaron
  • Charles Barber
  • Syreeta Barlow
  • Adrianne Bowen
  • Mary Ellen Brooks
  • Chris Ellis
  • Susan Gants
  • Katie Gentilello
  • Megan J. Hall
  • Ginger Heltzel
  • Vivian Lovern
  • Paul Maggioni
  • Katha Massey
  • Sheila McAlister
  • Kimble McCann
  • Clayton McGahee
  • Stephen Miller
  • Jeanette Morgan
  • Nelson Morgan
  • Gail Morton
  • Ann Puckett
  • Christopher Putnam
  • Carolyn Walsh
  • Hollie White
  • Dave Wiltsey
Special thanks to Joye Quinn for her assistance with the Lumpkin Family genealogy.

Publisher: The Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, GA 30602

Date: 2002

Publication status: This work is the property of The University of Georgia Libraries. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Editorial notes for SGML version: Quotation marks retained as data except inside q tags; Errors in transcription of the printed text controlled with Microsoft Word spell-checker; text has also been thoroughly proofread.; Corrections and normalization represented by editorial tags.; All unambiguous end-of-line hyphens removed; Marginalia has been represented as separate pages which follow the narrative stream.



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