|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858.|
|Title:||Samuel Gilman letters|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Samuel Gilman (1791-1858) was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University from 1807 to 1811, and taught school in Boston from 1812-1817 in addition to working as a math tutor at Harvard in 1819. On December 1, 1819, Gilman was ordained minister of the Second Independent Church of Charleston, South Carolina, a Unitarian church. He also married Caroline Howard in December of 1819. Gilman remained in Charleston for the rest of his life, serving as chaplain of the Washington Light Infantry in Charleston for sixteen years. He also preached in the Unitarian Church in Savannah on numerous occasions. Gilman died while visiting his son-in-law in Kingston, Massachusetts, in 1858.
This collection consists of two letters concerning Samuel Gilman's membership in the Indiana Historical Society. Both letters, from John H. Farnham, contains notification that Gilman has been elected an honorary member of the society. The first letter is on a folio which contains extracts from the Indiana Historical Society constitution and charter.
[item identification], Samuel Gilman letters, MS 309, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: John H. Farnham to Samuel Gilman. Indianapolis, Indiana, 1832 January 1 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Notifying Gilman that he has been elected an honorary member of the Indiana Historical Society. This letter is on a folio which contains extracts from the constitution of the Indiana Historical Society and charter.|
|Item 2: John H. Farnham to Samuel Gilman. Salem, 1832 May 14 ( 1.0 p. )|
|This letter's contents are similar to that of the first letter.|