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Hugh Anderson Haralson Letterbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS110

Scope and Content

The collection consists of an indexed letter book of Hugh A. Haralson and correspondence addressing personal and professional topics. Author name and corresponding page number arrange the letter book index alphabetically. The collection documents issues concerning the average Southern citizen during the antebellum years. Some issues discussed include agriculture in Coweta County, Georgia, pension laws, states’ rights, land claims, Indian affairs, legislation, land grants and sales, slavery, railroads, 1836 Creek Indian War, and congressional districts. Clay’s Compromise, the Committee of 13, the Nashville Convention of 1850, Millard Fillmore, and the Wilmot Proviso are some of the more relevant issues discussed in several letters. The cultivation and sale of cotton and the weather, as it related to agricultural matters, are also common themes.


  • 1849 - 1850


Conditions Governing Access

The 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Hugh Anderson Haralson (b. 1805 – d. 1854), born near Penfield, Georgia, graduated from Franklin College (University of Georgia) in 1825, and was admitted to the bar in 1825. He married Caroline M. Lewis on November 27, 1828 in Greene County, Georgia. He practiced law in Monroe, Georgia, and LaGrange, Georgia, and pursued agricultural activities. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 1831 to 1832, and the State Senate from 1837 to 1838. He also served in the Georgia State Militia as a major general, from 1838 to 1850. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives, March 4, 1843-March 3, 1851. After serving in Congress, he resumed his law practice in LaGrange, Georgia until his death in 1854.2 Additional descriptive information regarding Hugh Anderson Haralson has not been determined.


0.5 linear ft.



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to its original order.

Acquisition Information:


General Physical Description note

.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008

Hugh Andersoon Haralson Letterbook: ahc.MSS 110
An Inventory of His Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Melanie Stephan
September 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid 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