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Carl Butler collection
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Carl Butler collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Letters, legal notes, and other papers exchanged by the Thomas Harris family, who lived in Georgia prior to settling in Lowndes County, Mississippi.

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Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762

Publication date: June 2012

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Open to all researchers.

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Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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June 18, 1819. Rowell Reese, Capt. Co. 387 Georgia Militia, to Thomas W. Harris Re his duties as 2nd Serg. of a military company

Sept. 22, 1820. Stephen Daniel, Henry Co. Alabama to (brother) Lewis Daniel states his needs, requests assistance

Oct. 30, 1821. Raymond Harris, Reaborough, Ga. to Thomas W. Harris, Hartford, Ga. Legislation and County election

Jan. 12, 1821. Stephen Harris, Eatonton, Ga. to (brother) Thomas W. Harris, (Marcon, Tenn?). Treats of legal business. Has seen Gov. Mitchell, Indian agent, and anticipates opening of new lands.

April 18, 1822. B. Hepburn, Columbus, Ga. to Thomas W. Harris, Esq. Bank failure.

Jan. 24, 1823. James Hendon, Sheriff, Clarke Co., Ga. Bill of sale of slave boy.

Jan. 14-24, 1826. Stephen Gatlin, Pulaski Co., Ga. Power of Attorney given to Robert Sturges to rent lands owned by Gatlin. Reverse side: Robert Sturges, Walton Co., Ga. accepting and includes his brother’s assistance.

Sept. 5, 1827. W. Brown, Sandersville, Ga. to Thomas W. Harris, Esq. Concerns collections of money.

Apr. 27, 1828. Mrs. William L. Harris Invitation to an “At Home”.

Sept. 1, 1829. E.B. Arnold, Walton Co., Ga. Deeds tract of land to Jesse Mitchell Sr. and Jr. Recorded May 9, 1832.

Dec. 15, 1829. Bill of Sale: Four negroes, signed by Rebecca L. Taylor, St. Clair Co., Ala.

Dec. 17, 1829. Frances Douglas to Rebecca L. Taylor (sister to Harris). Legal paper.

Feb. 28, 1830. M.D. Hutchins, Lawrenceville, Ga. to Mrs. Harriet H. Harris (sister). Family affairs.

Jan. 21, 1831. Rebecca L. Taylor, Forsythe, Ga., to Thomas W. Harris (brother). Family affairs.

1831? N.L. Hutchins, Lawrenceville, Ga. to Thomas W. Harris, Cowpens, Ga. Deals with the purchase of a slave.

Jan. 13, 1831. Thos. W. Harris and Archibald McLanglin, Hall Co., Ga. to Wm. H. Underwood. Land Lease of Shubert gold mines.

May 11, 1831. Reverse side: Wm. H. Underwood, Ga. Acknowledges receipt of $1,000.

?, 5, 1831. Charles Prince to Thomas W. Harris, Walton, Ga. Deals with a legal transaction.

March 24, 1832. Thomas F. Foster, Washington, to Thomas W. Harris, Monroe, Walton Co., Ga. Treats of a post office, a road, and a Creek land cession.

Nov. 8, 1832. Hines Holt, Cowpen, to Thomas W. Harris. Report finding of Judge Harris’ pocket book by two men claiming reward.

Aug. 13, 1834. Wm. Hardin, Augusta, Ga. to Thomas W. Harris, Monroe, Walton Co., Ga. Financial matters.

Jan. 25, 1836. Stovall Simmons Co, Augusta, Gal, to Thomas Harris, Walton Co., Ga. List of purchases being shipped to Harris.

May 5, 1837. Angus M.D. King, Forsyth, Ga., to Thomas W. Harris, Monroe, Walton Co., Ga. Seeks a legal opinion.

1839. Cover for a legal document.

March 15, 1839. Harriet Harris, Athens, Ga., to Hon. Thomas W. Harris, Gainesville, Hall Co., Ga. Reports on family affairs.

April 5, 1839. Harriet Harris, Athens, Ga., to Thomas W. Harris, Clarksville, Habersham Co., Ga. Family affairs.

July 29, 1839. Egbert B. Beall, Augusta, Ga. to Judge Harris. Business matters.

July 1839. Holt and Ross. Promissory note.

Sept. 16, 1839. Hines Holt, Sr., Cowpens, to Thomas W. Harris. Family affairs.

Jan. 25, 1840. Judge Thomas W. Harris, Athens, Ga. Account with J.J. Huggins for 1839 Receipted.

April 10, 1840. J.V. Hans, Farm Hill, Elberton, Ga., to Thomas W. Harris (his nephew), Athens, Ga. Treats of farming and land problems.

May 8, 1842. Wm. F. Bailey (?), Columbus, Miss., to Harriet Harris (sister), Waverly, Miss. Relates the death of her father.

May 26, 1855. C. Dougherty, Athens, Ga., to Thos. W. Harris, Walton Co., Ga. Deals with legal matters.

Jan. 20, 1857. ? Young, Mobile, Ala., to Judge T. W. Harris. About his cotton.

Miscellaneous undated letters:

1. J.W. Ross to Tomas W. Harris, Monroe, Walton Co., Ga. Regarding business to be placed before the General Council of Cherokees.

2. Athens, Ga., to Dear Cousin (Harriet Holt?) ?ville, Ga. Family talk.

3. Testimony of witnesses in The State vs. Aquilla Blakely.

4. Walton Co., Ga. Legal document (deed) concerning a tract of land.

5. ? to Gaeston? Re umbrella.

6. J.A.S. to Mary Harris. Poem.

7. Invitation to Miss Harris.

8. Envelope addressed to Thomas W. Harris, Esq. near Monroe, Walton Co., Ga.

9. House of Representatives copy?

10. Senorita Julia de la Rosa calling card.

11. Draft or copy of a document dealing with Georgia elections.

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