MCDONALD, CHARLES JAMES, 1793-1860.
Charles James McDonald papers, 1834-1854

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: McDonald, Charles James, 1793-1860.
Title: Charles James McDonald papers, 1834-1854
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 288
Extent: .125 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia governor Charles James McDonald, which include four letters and a eulogy.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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Source

Source unknown, 1955.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Charles James McDonald papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by MRD, July 1956.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles James McDonald (1793-1860) graduated at South Carolina College in 1816 and was admitted to the bar in 1817. He served in the Georgia Assembly and was elected governor of Georgia in 1839. He is credited with saving the Western and Atlantic Railroad and improving the financial condition of the state government.

Charles James McDonald (1793-1860) graduated at South Carolina College in 1816 and was admitted to the bar in 1817. He served in the Georgia Assembly and was elected governor of Georgia in 1839. He is credited with saving the Western and Atlantic Railroad and improving the financial condition of the state government.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Charles James McDonald from 1834-1854. The papers include four letters and a eulogy. The letters were written by McDonald, 1834, 1842, 1843 and 1854, regarding a property claim, a Navy appointment, and other matters. The eulogy was delivered by Henry R. Jackson upon McDonald's death.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 McDonald (Macon, Georgia) to George Glenn (Savannah, Georgia), April 12, 1834
1 1 McDonald (Milledgeville, Georgia) to Governor Benjamin Fitzpatrick (Alabama), February 26, 1842
1 1 McDonald (Milledgeville, Georgia) to General Winfield Scott (Washington, D.C.), February 1, 1843
1 1 McDonald to James C. Dobbins, Secretary of the Navy requesting an appointment for Henry Myers of Georgia.
1 1 "Eulogy Upon the Life and Character of the Honorable Charles J. McDonald, Pronounced by Henry R. Jackson, at Marietta, April 20th, 1861." Atlanta, Ga.: Franklin Printing House, 1861 (photocopy)
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