Stephen Drayton letter
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Stephen Drayton letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Drayton, Stephen, 1736-1810.
Title: Stephen Drayton letter
Dates: 1773
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0222

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen Drayton (1736-1810) was a son of Thomas Drayton, who build Drayton Hall Plantation on the Ashley River in St. Andrew's Parish, South Carolina. Stephen Drayton inherited property in St. Helenas Parish and the Coosawatchie Swamp. During the Revolution, Drayton commanded South Carolina militia and was a member of the Georgia Provisional Congress' Council of Safety. In 1778, he was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General of South Carolina.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter from Stephen Drayton to John Houstoun, discussing trouble with Button Gwinnett over the purchase of land, dated St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina, March 20, 1773.

Index Terms

Drayton, Stephen, 1736-1810.
Gwinnett, Button, approximately 1735-1777.
Houstoun, John, 1744-1796.
Letters (correspondence)
Real property--South Carolina.

Location of Originals

Original letter in the Emmet collection, New York Public Library.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Stephen Drayton letter, MS 222, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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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