Skip to main content

Georgia State Agricultural Society speech

Identifier: ahc.MSS544f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a handwritten speech by an unknown author delivered to representatives of the Georgia State Agricultural Society at an annual meeting in Hawkinsville, Georgia. The speech welcomes members to Pulaski County, Georgia, and describes the state of agriculture in Georgia. The collection also contains fragments of an undated speech from an unidentified medical association meeting.


  • 1879, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Georgia State Agricultural Society was formed shortly after the Civil War during a meeting in Macon, Georgia. The society revived an earlier effort led by the Southern Central Agricultural Society, renamed the State Agricultural Society of Georgia in 1859. The society's object was to promote and diffuse agricultural, manufacturing, mechanical, and mining knowledge and stimulate interest in these areas. Officers such as president, vice-presidents, and secretary were elected annually. During the first meeting of the revived society three other organizations merged with it: the Cotton Planters' Convention, the Georgia Mechanical and Manufacturing Association, and the Georgia Immigration Society. In 1869, the society renewed the custom of an annual state agricultural fair with the first held in Macon, Georgia, where 50,000 people attended. Annual conventions were held in various Georgia cities where members met to exchange agricultural information and discuss developments in the field.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1986
Georgia State Agricultural Society speech
Jennie Oldfield
February 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305