Henry Rozier Casey scrapbook
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Henry Rozier Casey scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Casey, Henry Rozier, 1815-1883.
Title: Henry Rozier Casey scrapbook
Dates: 1860-1883
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0124

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Rozier Casey (1815-1883) was a medical doctor in Columbia County, Georgia and the son of Dr. John A. Casey of Augusta, Georgia. Henry studied medicine at the Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston, and at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where he graduated in 1840. He was a delegate from Georgia to the National Democratic Convention in Charleston, South Carolina in 1860. During the Civil War he was president of the Board of Medical Examiners of Georgia until he was appointed Surgeon General of the state in 1864. He served in the Georgia Senate from 1866 to 1867 and from 1878 to 1879.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Henry Rozier Casey from circa 1860 through 1883. It contains clippings of historical and political interest, many relating to the Civil War, obituaries, anecdotes, and poetry. Most items are undated. Also included are engravings of prominent persons, scenes, and fashion prints. One engraving is of the Georgia Female College from Graham's Magazine, 1844. Many of the articles in the scrapbook were written by Casey, including a series of articles on the Augusta and Hartwell Railroad and the Augusta and Rabun Gap Railroad. A prospective crop report for 1872 is written on the back of one of the prints.

Index Terms

Augusta and Hartwell Railroad.
Augusta and Rabun Gap Railroad.
Casey, Henry Rozier, 1815-1883.
Engravings (prints)
Georgia Female College (Macon, Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Henry Rozier Casey scrapbook, MS 124, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline L. Meldrim, 1959.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society 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 by the researcher.


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