Robert Milledge Charlton letter
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Robert Milledge Charlton letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Charlton, Robert M., (Robert Milledge), 1807-1854.
Title: Robert Milledge Charlton letter
Dates: circa 1807-1854
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0131

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Milledge Charlton (1807-1854) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Judge Thomas Usher Pulaski Charlton and Emily (Walter) Charlton. He was a lawyer, a member of the Georgia Legislature, U.S. District Judge, Judge of the Eastern Judicial Circuit, U.S. Senator, and Mayor of Savannah, Georgia. In 1838, he published a volume entitled Georgia Reports. In addition to his law practice, Robert, with his brother Dr. Thomas Jackson Charlton, published a volume of poems in 1839. He was also author of Sketches of Court and Circuit Life.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one undated letter from Robert M. Charlton to an unknown individual that says after further consideration Charlton does not want to serve on the committee.

Index Terms

Charlton, Robert M., (Robert Milledge), 1807-1854.
Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Robert Milledge Charlton letter, MS 131, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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