William Pierce Price papers, 1871-1873

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Price, William Pierce, 1835-1908.
Title: William Pierce Price papers, 1871-1873
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 290
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Small collection of business and political correspondence of South Carolina and Georgia politician William Pierce Price.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unknown, 1955.


[after identification of item(s)], William Pierce Price papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, 1956

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Biographical Note

William Pierce Price (1835-1908) was born at Dahlonega, Georgia, attended Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina), was admitted to the bar at Charleston, South Carolina in 1856 and served in the South Carolina legislature in 1864-1866. Price, along with his brother Thomas Jefferson Price, founded the The Southern Enterprise in Greenville, South Carolina in 1854. In 1866, he returned to Georgia and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from 1868-1870. He was then elected to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1870-1873 and 1877-1879. He was again a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1877-1879 and 1894-1895 and the Georgia Senate from 1880-1881. He also served for many years (1870-1908) as President of Board of Trustees of North Georgia Agricultural College. He died on November 4, 1908 in Dahlonega and is interred in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of William Pierce Price from 1871-1873. Includes five items of routine business and political correspondence written while Price was a Georgia member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

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